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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 is Executive Editor of the The Journal of Nietzsche Studies and serves on the steering committee of the International Society for Nietzsche Studies. She is interested in skepticism and epistemology, moral psychology, and metaphilosophy in late eighteenth- to early twentieth German thought (especially in the work of Friedrich Nietzsche) and in ancient Greek philosophy (especially the pre-Platonic 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, Schopenhauer, Heidegger, Aristotle, the pre-Platonic philosophers, and on the philosophy of art. Her work has appeared in the Oxford Handbooks on Continental Philosophy, Nietzsche, and Nineteenth-Century German Philosophy, and in Philosophical TopicsThe Journal of the History of IdeasInternational Studies in Philosophy and elsewhere. Her book Nietzsche and the Ancient Skeptical Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2011) was finished with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.