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Robert Pippin

University of Chicago

Robert B. Pippin is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books on German idealism, including Kant’s Theory of Form (1982), Hegel’s Idealism: The Satisfactions of Self-Consciousness (1989), Modernism as a Philosophical Problem (1991), and Hegel’s Practical Philosophy (2008). He has also written on literature (Henry James and Modern Moral Life (2000)) and film (Hollywood Westerns and American Myth (2010). His most recent books are Nietzsche, Psychology, and First Philosophy (2010), Fatalism in American Film Noir: Some Cinematic Philosophy (2012) and Hegel on Self-Consciousnes. Desire and Death in the Phenomenology of Spirit." He is a past winner of the Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award in the Humanities, is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a member of The American Philosophical Society.