Joseph Arel

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  • Lecturer
Joseph Arel
(207)780-4258

Research Interests

  • 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy (especially Hegel)
  • Ancient Philosophy; Theoretical and Applied Ethics; Philosophy of Art; Logic

I completed my dissertation in 2013 on Hegel, titled “The Intimate Practice of Self-knowing in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.” I work on Hegel, 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, and applied ethics. I also work in public philosophy and am the founder of localphilosophy.org, a nonprofit public philosophy organization that focuses on applying philosophical insight to local communities.

Selected Publications

  • “Alienation: Now Delivered Right to Your Home.” In Loneliness and the Crisis of Work. Edited by Pritika Nehra. Cambridge Scholars Press (2021), 149-158.
  • “The Music Video of the Future”. Special volume on The Philosophy of Motion Pictures: New Trajectories.” Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics. Volume 44(3), Autumn 2021.
  • “The Role of Marriage in Hegel’s Phenomenology.” Philosophical Forum. Summer, 2020 (Vol.51, no.2), 161-175. https://doi.org/10.1111/phil.12252
  • “Conscience and the Oracular Affirmation of Contingency.” Symposium. Fall, 2016 (Vol.20, no.2), 104-121. https://doi.org/10.5840/symposium201620220

     

Joseph Arel
(207)780-4258

Research Interests

  • 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy (especially Hegel)
  • Ancient Philosophy; Theoretical and Applied Ethics; Philosophy of Art; Logic