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We are proud to present the following recent graduates and advanced doctoral students who are currently available for academic appointment.
Doctoral students at DePaul study the history of philosophy from a broad, though not exclusively, European perspective and work with some of the leading scholars in contemporary Continental thought, German Idealism, social and political theory, the history of philosophy, and ethics. Our students take a total of 27 courses with distribution requirement across the history of philosophy, pass exams in two foreign languages relevant to their area of specialization, defend a doctoral dissertation, and acquire extensive teaching experience beginning in the third year of the doctoral program. Many of our students also receive prestigious independent fellowships and awards, and spend extended periods of study at European institutions. DePaul University’s doctoral students are thus uniquely qualified to teach the history of philosophy from a broadly European perspective.
We welcome inquiries about any of these candidates.
Curriculum Vitaecontactkarolin@gmail.comKarolin received her MA and PhD from DePaul University. Karolin’s research and teaching interests include aesthetics, 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, early German romanticism, and Asian philosophy. She holds a certification in Women and Gender’s Studies and incorporates feminist texts into every course she teaches. She has designed and taught twenty-eight sections of seven different courses including Introduction to Philosophy, Business Ethics, Philosophy and Film, Introduction to Asian Philosophies, and an upper level seminar on Aesthetics.Karolin’s research approaches the philosophy of art through the lens of humor, in particular, comedy and irony. In her dissertation, Humor and the Absolute: Comedy and Irony in the Philosophical Projects of G.W.F. Hegel and Friedrich Schlegel, she argues that comedy and irony are two forms of humor that provide fruitful entry points into the philosophical projects of Hegel and Schlegel and furthermore illuminate the reasons why Hegel and Schlegel’s views diverge so sharply from one another. Whereas for Hegel comedy plays an important transitional role in the path to knowledge of the Absolute, for Schlegel it is precisely irony that undercuts the possibility of arriving at the Absolute.