Paul Benjamin Cherlin

I studied philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Brandeis University, and Southern Illinois University. My specialized area of research is on metaphysics, and how metaphysical inquiry bears upon ethical and political thought. I publish primarily on classical American philosophies, especially John Dewey. I also have deep research interests in 19th century German philosophy and in the Romantic tradition more generally. I teach a broad range of material, from Plato to contemporary thought, emphasizing the transforming contexts of intellectual history in order to understand and critique the deeply rooted problems of contemporary society.