John Lysaker is the William R. Kenan Professor of Philosophy at Emory University, where he also serves as Chair of the Philosophy Department. He was educated at Kenyon College and Vanderbilt University, and has also taught at the University of Oregon. His recurring interests include the nature and import of art, the self and its fate in schizophrenia as well as the good life writ large, with a particular eye on friendship.
He approaches these phenomena through a contesting set of figures and traditions ranging from Aristotle to Emerson and Marx to Heidegger, Adorno, and Beauvoir. Believing that philosophy is always philosophy of something, his work is insistently interdisciplinary, and often in dialogue with works of art.
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