Kristin Gjesdal

Professor II

Kristin Gjesdal is Professorial Fellow (Professor II) at IFIKK. She is Professor of Philosophy at Temple University, Philadelphia. In her work, she covers the areas of phenomenology and hermeneutics, enlightenment, romanticism, idealism, and aesthetics. She also works on tragedy and philosophy of theater and has published a number of articles on Sophocles, Shakespeare, Ibsen, and modern literature. 

Kristin Gjesdal holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Oslo. She has been a visiting scholar at the Goethe-Universität and Columbia University and a post-doctoral Fulbright Fellow at the University of Chicago. She has also had a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Germany. In 2014, Kristin Gjesdal was awarded the Eleanor Hofkin Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Alumni Board at the College of Liberal Arts at Temple. She is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Kristin Gjesdal has published more than 40 journal articles and book chapters and is the author of Gadamer and the Legacy of German Idealism (Cambridge UP, 2009) and Herder's Hermeneutics: History, Poetry, Enlightenment (Cambridge UP, 2017). She is the editor of  Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives (Oxford UP, 2018), Key Debates in Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy (Routledge, 2016), and the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the 19th Century (with Michael Forster), the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Hermeneutics (with Michael Forster; Cambridge UP, 2019), Women Philosophers in the Long Nineteenth Century: The German Tradition (with Dalia Nassar: Oxford UP, 2019), and Sculpture: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (with Fred Rush and Ingvild Torsen; Routledge).

Kristin Gjesdal is an area editor of nineteenth-century philosophy for The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and on the Editorial Boards of The European Journal of Philosophy, Kritikk & Klasse, Cultura della Modernità (Book series with the Italian publishing house Edizioni ETS), and the Society for German Idealism and Romanticism.

In a Norwegian context, Kristin Gjesdal is co-editor of the journal Agora. She has been the co-editor of KritikkJournalen, a board member for Samtiden, and edited two book series, Pax Palimpsest and Litterær Palimpsest (with Mari Lending).

For a full list of publications, current CV, and more, please visit Kristin Gjesdal's Academia page or her Temple website.

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  • Gjesdal, Kristin (2006). Hermeneutics and Philology: A Reconsideration of Gadamer´s Critique of Schleiermacher. British Journal for the History of Philosophy.  ISSN 0960-8788.  14(1), s 133- 156 . doi: 10.1080/09608780500449206
  • Gjesdal, Kristin (2005). Against The Myth of Aesthetic Presence - A Defense of Gadamer´s Critique of Aesthetic Consciousness. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology.  ISSN 0007-1773.  5(3)
  • Gjesdal, Kristin (2005). Reading Kant Hermeneutically? Gadamer and the Critique of Judgment. Kant-Studien.  ISSN 0022-8877.
  • Gjesdal, Kristin (2005). The End of Art as the Beginning of Aesthetics? Hegel and Herder on Art, History, and Reason. Philosophy and Literature.  ISSN 0190-0013.
  • Ramberg, Bjørn Torgrim & Gjesdal, Kristin (2005). Hermeneutics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.  ISSN 1095-5054.
  • Gjesdal, Kristin (2004). Reading Shakespeare, Reading Modernity - Hegel and Herder on Art and Historicity. Angelaki.  ISSN 0969-725X.  9(3), s 18- 31
  • Gjesdal, Kristin (2004). Revolusjon og romantikk. Samtiden.  ISSN 0036-3928.  4, s 55- 66
  • Gjesdal, Kristin (2004). Ånd i masse og materie Hegel om arkitektur og om tankens arkitektoniske prinsipper. Agora : Journal for metafysisk spekulasjon.  ISSN 0800-7136.  (Årg. 22, nr 1/2), s 7-23

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  • Gjesdal, Kristin (ed.) (2018). Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780190467883.  257 s.
  • Lending, Mari & Gjesdal, Kristin (red.) (2006). Agora, 2006 (3). Aschehoug & Co.  ISBN 8203191444.  303 s.
  • Gjesdal, Kristin (2004). Om menneskehetens estetiske oppdragelse. Den norske bokklubben.  ISBN 82-525-5204-8.  152 s.
  • Gjesdal, Kristin (2004). Om menneskehetens estetiske oppdragelse. De norske bokklubbene.  25 s.

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  • Christensen, Jeannette; Gjesdal, Kristin & Grøtta, Marit (2017). Woman Interrupted.
  • Christensen, Jeannette; Gjesdal, Kristin & Lundell, Martin Egge (2017). The Passing of Time [bok]. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Gjesdal, Kristin (2002). The Truth of Art: Gadamer and Moderen Aesthetics. Show summary

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