Frederick Dolan earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1987. His general interest has been in the relationship of modern political theory to the philosophical and religious traditions and their critics. He is also interested in the nature of modernity, aesthetics and the philosophy of art, philosophy of mind, hermeneutics, film, literature, and American culture. His teaching lately has concentrated on the concept of art, the meaning of life, ethical and moral philosophy, technology, and the public versus the social spheres. He is now working on a study of the Schopenhauerian and Nietzschean themes in Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" and on the concept of a "right to be" in the late poetry of Wallace Stevens.
Research Expertise and Interest
Political and moral philosophy, ethics, philosophy of mind and consciousness, aesthetics, theories of interpretation, American culture, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Arendt