Research Interests: History of Modern Philosophy (especially Kant), Hermeneutics and Phenomenology, Ethics
Apaar Kumar teaches philosophy at the Humanities and Languages Division, School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University. He received his doctoral degree in Philosophy from Emory University in 2009. His research interests include history of modern philosophy (especially Kant), hermeneutics and phenomenology, and ethics. Currently he is working on a set of essays relating to two fairly diverse projects. The first of these projects consists in an attempt to offer a historically informed reconstruction of Kant’s theory of self-consciousness. Part of this work also involves engaging debates around the notion of the self in phenomenology and the philosophy of mind. His second project is concerned with exploring the possibility of articulating a hermeneutics from the perspective of the discursively marginalized. Within this larger ambit, he is at present looking at questions emerging at the interface of philosophical hermeneutics and social ontology in conversation with the work of Husserl, Heidegger and Gadamer. Dr Kumar has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, hermeneutics and phenomenology, and Kant.
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“Kant on the Ground of Human Dignity,” Kantian Review, 2021, pp. 1-19, doi:10.1017/S1369415420000588
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