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Jessica Berry

Associate Professor    

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (Philosophy), 2003
B.A., University of Puget Sound (Philosophy), 1994


German Philosophy (late 18th - early 20th century); History of Ancient Philosophy


Jessica N. Berry serves on the executive committee of the International Society for Nietzsche Studies; in January 2017, she will take up a new appointment as Editor of The Journal of Nietzsche Studies. She is interested in questions concerning skepticism and epistemology, moral psychology and metaphilosophy in late eighteenth- to early twentieth-century German thought (especially in the work of Friedrich Nietzsche) and in ancient Greek philosophy (especially the pre-Socratic and Hellenistic philosophers). She is currently working on a book on Marx, Nietzsche and Freud, and has taught courses on those figures as well as on Kant, Heidegger, Aristotle, the Pre-Platonic Philosophers, and on the philosophy of art. Her work has appeared in the Oxford Handbooks of Continental Philosophy, of Nietzsche, and of Nineteenth Century German Philosophy, and in Philosophical Topics, The Journal of the History of Ideas, International Studies in Philosophy and elsewhere. Her book Nietzsche and the Ancient Skeptical Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2011), soon to be available in paperback, was finished with generous support from the National Endowment from the Humanities.