Kurt Brandhorst

Kurt Brandhorst

Kurt Brandhorst

Assistant Professor


Kurt has been teaching as long as he can remember and cannot imagine doing anything else.  Vocations are like that. He has been paripatetic --- having taught in eight universities over the years --- and also paces while he teaches. Since 2012 he has taught a number of different courses in the department.  He likes to think of himself as a widget that can serve whatever teaching needs might arise.  He knows that this widgetness is technically only a regulative idea, however.

Courses Taught

PHIL 100: Introduction to Philosophy

HNR 130: Conceptions of Self

PHIL 156: What is Art?

PHIL 253: Philosophy and Literature (Fall 24)

PHIL 324: Modern Western Political Theory

PHIL 325: Karl Marx's Social and Political Thought (Fall 24)

PHIL 327: Contemporary Western Political Theory

PHIL 329: Philosophy after Auschwitz

PHIL 335: 19th Century Philosophy (Fall 24)

PHIL 336: Twentieth Century Continental Thought: Existentialism

PHIL 339: Recent Continental Philosophy

PHIL 345: Topics in the Philosophy of Technology

PHIL 425: Derrida and Language (Directed Reading)

PHIL 425: Biopolitics (Directed Reading)

PHIL 425: Heidegger & Irigaray:Ontological Difference (Directed Reading)

PHIL 425: Schopenhauer (Directed Reading)

PHIL 425: Existential Literature (Directed Reading)