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UAlbany Philosopher Robert Howell Awarded Summer Residency At Institute for Advanced Study

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 26, 2006) -- The School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. has awarded University at Albany philosopher Robert C. Howell a summer in-residence visitorship to continue his work on Immanuel Kant's theoretical philosophy.

This is Howell's second residence to the institute. He was also a visiting member during the 1982-1983 academic year and through the fall of '83 where he authored "Kant's Transcendental Deduction: An Analysis of Main Themes in His Critical Philosophy" (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992). He has also published essays on Kant's theoretical philosophy and on representation in the arts and on fictional objects.

"The Institute is one of the preeminent scholarly institutions in the world," said Howell. "This is an honor for the department as well as for me, and I hope to make good use of my time there."

Howell received his doctorate from the University of Michigan. His research and teaching focus on the history of modern philosophy, analytical metaphysics, and aesthetics. He is particularly interested in questions about our representation of and reference to objects, as these questions emerge in the Critique of Pure Reason and related works and in the philosophy of art. Howell teaches graduate level courses at UAlbany in Kant, 19th century philosophy, aesthetics, and metaphysics.


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