Michael Williams
Michael Williams Office: Office hours: Winter Quarter 2024 Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00-5:00pm, SSRB 5th floor Phone: Email Interests:

Modern Europe, Modern European Intellectual History, Theories of Modernity and of the West, Modern Germany, Modern Russia, German Idealism, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida and Post-Structuralism, Lebensphilosophie, Philosophies of Consciousness, Philosophies of Language, the Third Reich and the Holocaust, Theories of Democracy, Race in the United States

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, European Civilization (2022-24)

PhD'22 (Modern European history), University of Chicago

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Modern Europe, Modern European Intellectual History, Theories of Modernity and of the West, Modern Germany, Modern Russia, German Idealism, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida and Post-Structuralism, Lebensphilosophie, Philosophies of Consciousness, Philosophies of Language, the Third Reich and the Holocaust, Theories of Democracy, Race in the United States

DISSERTATION

The Dangerous Perhaps: Linguistic Meaning, Political Theory, and the Question of Truth in Twentieth-Century Continental Thought

PUBLICATION

The Aporetic Humanism of Early Derrida.”  Philosophy and Social Criticism 49, no. 7 (2023): 814-838.