Taylor Carman

Professor of Philosophy

19th- and 20th-Century European Philosophy; Phenomenology; Existentialism; Hermeneutics; Reception and Interpretation of Ancient Greek Thought

Taylor Carman received his PhD in Philosophy and the Humanities at Stanford University and taught at the University of California, San Diego, before coming to Barnard, where he is Professor of Philosophy. He specializes in late modern European philosophy, especially phenomenology, existentialism, and hermeneutics. He is the author of Heidegger's Analytic (Cambridge, 2003) and Merleau-Ponty (Routledge, 2008, 2nd ed. 2019) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty (2005). He has written articles dealing with Heidegger's conceptions of truth, language, authenticity, and death, and on Merleau-Ponty's accounts of motor intentionality and language. His interests also include the reception and interpretation of ancient Greek thought and New Testament literature among post-Kantian European philosophers, especially Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Heidegger.