Michael Stevenson - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Michael Stevenson

Michael Robert Stevenson received his BA in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in philosophy from Columbia University.  He is currently a Core Lecturer at Columbia University and has previously taught at Hunter College, City University of New York.  He specializes in the German philosophical tradition and has a special fondness for Kant, Fichte, and Heidegger, because each of them thinks that there is something profoundly special and metaphysically unique about being a human being or a person—as opposed to being any other kind of existing thing—an idea, he thinks, which has become lamentably, and dangerously, unpopular.  When he’s not trying to keep alive the dream of the 1790s, he returns to the present to watch and think about TV shows and movies, both good and bad, and play and think about videogames, but only good ones, mostly.