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Joshua Wretzel

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Joshua Wretzel

Joshua Wretzel

Associate Teaching Professor in Philosophy
228 Sparks Building


Ph. D., Philosophy, Binghamton University, 2010.
M.A., Philosophy, Duquesne University, 2003.
B.S., Philosophy and Economics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000.

Professional Bio

Areas of Specialization

  • Kant and Nineteenth Century Philosophy (esp. Hegel)
  • Hermeneutics
  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy of Language (esp. Pragmatism)

Recent Courses

  • PHIL 102 - Existentialism and European Philosophy
  • PHIL 119 - Ethical Leadership
  • PHIL 127 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 208 - Contemporary Philosophy

Recent Publications

  • "Brandom and Gadamer on the Hermeneutical (Il)legitimacy of Rational Reconstruction,"  International Journal of Philosophical Studies, forthcoming.
  • "Despair and the Determinate Negation of Brandom's Hegel," Continental Philosophy Review, forthcoming

Current Projects

  • "Hegel and Brandom on Critique and Rational Responsibility"
  • "Inferentialism and Alienation"
  • Reconstructing the Past, book manuscript.
Joshua Wretzel
Joshua Wretzel