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Ph.D., Indiana University (2008)
B.A., Calvin College (2001)
Background and Interests
Professor Aumann joined the faculty at Northern in the fall of 2010. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral fellow at St. Olaf College and a visiting assistant professor at the Ohio State University. His research focuses on nineteenth and twentieth century continental philosophy. In particular, he works on figures who are roughly in the existentialist tradition (esp. Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre) as well as those to whom these figures respond (esp. Hegel and Husserl). He is presently writing a series of articles that bring Kierkegaard’s and Nietzsche’s writings into dialogue with recent developments in aesthetics and the literature on emotions. He also has interests in mediaeval philosophy and contemporary issues in philosophy of religion.
“Kierkegaard, Paraphrase, and the Unity of Form and Content,” forthcoming in Philosophy Today.
“Self-Love and Neighbor-Love in Kierkegaard’s Ethics,” forthcoming in Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook.
"On the Validity of Pascal’s Wager," forthcoming in The Heythrop Journal. Online First DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2265.2011.00717.x