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Gerad Gentry, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Lewis University 

Visiting Associate to Germanic Studies

The University of Chicago

Chicago

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  • PROFESSIONAL:   Gerad Gentry is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Philosophy of Law at Lewis University in Chicago and a Visiting Associate in Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago. Previously, he was a Bilinski Fellow and Research Visitor (VAR) in the philosophy department at Yale University, and a Fulbright doctoral research visitor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Universität Potsdam.


  • AOS: He specializes in German Idealism and Romanticism, particularly Kant and Hegel, with a thematic sub-focus on conceptions of purposiveness, epistemic necessity, normativity, and aesthetic formation. These specialties are driven by reflections on human formation and the growth of self-consciousness through diverse methodological forms.



  • PERSONAL:   I love spending time with my spouse, our kids, particularly out in nature as well as experiencing diverse cultures and coming to new places globally. I have lived and researched six years in four continents beyond North America. My activities include sprint-triathlons, tennis, soccer, pottery, photography, sculpting, and cross-country skiing. I love literature, from the novels of Dostoevsky to the poems of T.S. Eliot; from the short stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to the epic myths of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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