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Gerad Gentry

Department of Philosophy
University of South Carolina

Office: Byrnes 442

Research Interests 

History of philosophy (esp. modern philosophy with emphasis on german idealism & romanticism), philosophy of art, and ethical theory


Founding President of the Society for German Idealism and Romanticism ( 

My research focuses on the relationship between rationality and art. During the 2016-2017 academic year, I will be at Humboldt University of Berlin and the University of Potsdam on a Fulbright. Current work includes editing a volume on the Imagination in German Idealism and Romanticism for Cambridge University Press. I will be the organizor for the 2017 North American Kant Society conference which is being held in conjunction with the SGIR's annual conference, and am also organizing regular SGIR sessions at each division of the APA.

Recent work includes five APA (American Philosophical Association) presentations at the Eastern, Central, and Pacific APA ranging in subject from the transcendental structure of the imagination in Kant, Fichte, and Hegel, to the function of art in understanding, and pedagogical methodologies in current philosophy. Other work includes presentations at the North American Kant Society, American Society for Aesthetics, and forthcoming publications in the critical book anthology Rethinking Kant edby Pablo Muchnik, as well as reviews in the following peer reviewed journals: the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, the American Society for Aesthetics Graduate Journal, a forthcoming review in the Hegel Bulletin (Cambridge University Press), and a forthcoming peer-reviewed article on Hegel in Verifiche. Past grants include the DAAD.


 Courses taught:

· Professional Ethics (PHIL 210) - Biomedical ethics, ethics in the arts & education

· Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 201) -Metaphysics, Ethics, Aesthetics, & Epistemology

· Ethics (PHIL 110) -Utilitarianism, Deontology, Aristotelian Ethics, Christian Virtue Ethics

· Advanced Composition (ENGL 102) Kate Turabian, & literary analysis

Courses TAed:

· Contemporary Moral Issues [Debate and Applied Ethics] (PHIL 211)