Arnold Davidson

Professor of Philosophy

(773) 702-9849

Department of Philosophy
The University of Chicago
1010 East 59th Street
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Arnold Davidson works in moral and political philosophy, the history and philosophy of psychiatry and medicine, contemporary French philosophy, and the history of philosophy.

Publications include:

  • "Closing up the Corpses: Diseases of Sexuality and the Emergence of the Psychiatric Style of Reasoning," in G. Boolos, ed., Mind, Meaning and Method: Essays in Honor of Hilary Putnam (Cambridge University Press, 1991).
  • "Is Rawls A Kantian?," Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, January/April, 1985.
  • "Archaeology, Genealogy, Ethics," in D. Hoy, ed.,Foucault: A Critical Reader (London: Basil Blackwell, 1986).
  • "How to Do the History of Psychoanalysis: A Reading of Freud's Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality," Critical Inquiry, Winter, 1987.
  • "Questions Concerning Heidegger," Critical Inquiry, Winter, 1989.
  • "The Horror of Monsters" in J. Sheehan and M. Sosna, eds.,Human, Animals and Machines (Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1991)
  • "Reading Hadot Reading Plotinus", Introduction to Pierre Hadot. Plotinus or the Simplicity of Vision (Chicago: University of Chicago, 1993).
  • "Ethics as Ascetics: Foucault, the History of Ethics and Ancient Thought," in J. Goldstein, ed.,Foucault (London: Basil Blackwell, 1994).
  • The Emergence of Sexuality: Historical Epistemology and the Formation of Concepts. (Cambridge: Havard University of Press, 2001).