|Name Arnold Davidson|
|Education Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1981)|
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Books The Emergence of Sexuality, The Present Alone is, Psychiatric Power, The Late Derrida, He philosophia os tropos
Similar People Pierre Hadot, Harry Harootunian, W J T Mitchell, Michel Foucault, John Dewey
At the aar arnold davidson and george lewis on improvisation as a way of life
Arnold Ira Davidson (born 1955) is Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy, Comparative Literature, History of Science, and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Chicago. He is also a member of the Committee on the Conceptual Foundations of Science at Chicago and a professor at the Università di Pisa in Pisa, Italy. He taught previously at Stanford University and Princeton University. Davidson, who often speaks and teaches at French and Italian universities, has been a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin as well as visiting professor, chaire d'Etat, at the Collège de France. He is also the executive editor of the journal Critical Inquiry. Davidson is a recent Guggenheim Fellowship recipient.
Davidson is a holder of Ph.D. from the Harvard University.
Davidson's scholarship concentrates in contemporary Continental Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, the History of Theology, and Historical Epistemology and the History of the Human Sciences. His publications (books, articles and essays) cover a wide array of ranging from the Moral Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, Vladimir Jankélévitch, and Pierre Hadot to Georges Canguilhem's Philosophy of Science. Many of Davidson's publications are written in French and Italian and published by European presses.
Much of Davidson's scholarship focuses on the theory of Michel Foucault. Davidson is the editor of several books on or by Foucault including: Foucault and His Interlocutors, Society Must Be Defended, Abnormal, and The Hermeneutics of the Subject. In Davidson's recent book, The Emergence of Sexuality: Historical Epistemology and the Formation of Concepts, he applies and develops Foucauldian archeological and genealogical methodological innovations in the development of a method he calls "Historical Epistemology". This work consists of essays on epistemology, the history of sexuality and scientific concepts, and the interpretation of Foucault.