Bernstein, Jay

Jay Bernstein
PhD 1975, University of Edinburgh
University Distinguished Professor

Concentrations: Social and political philosophy; contemporar y Continental thought; critical theory; aesthetics; modernism; German idealism and romanticism; Anglo-American philosophy; pragmatism.
Recent Publications:
Against Voluptuous Bodies: Adorno’s Late Modernism and the Meaning of Painting (2007); Classical and Romantic German Aesthetics (editor, 2002); Adorno: Disenchantment and Ethics (2002); “Confession and Forgiveness: Hegel’s Poetics of Action,” in R. Eldridge (ed.), Beyond Representation (1996); Recovering Ethical Life: Jürgen Habermas and the Future of Critical Theory (1995); The Fate of Art (1992).
Office Location:
6 East 16th Street, Room 1114
Office Hours:
Email for appointment or check updated list at Student Advisor's Office
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5707, ext. 3072


Research Interests:
Ethical modernism and political atrocity; modernism in ar t and philosophy; idealism and embodiment.

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