Victor Kestenbaum

Professor of Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Kestenbaum is author of the Editor’s Preface to Dewey’s Theory of the Moral Life (Irvington Publishers, 1992). His research interests are in the areas of American Philosophy (principally William James and John Dewey), the relationship of Pragmatism to Phenomenology, and Philosophy and Literature.

Dr. Kestenbaum is beginning work on the phenomenology of attention in Robert Frost and Mark Rothko. It will seek to clarify how the natural and the transcendent function in poet and painter.

His graduate level teaching in the Department of Philosophy has included American Philosophy, Phenomenology, and Pragmatism and Hermeneutics.