Faculty of Arts - Humanities


Associate Professor Robert Wicks

BA (Michigan State) , MA , PhD (Wisconsin)

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Robert Wicks

Humanities, Philosophy

Email: r.wicks@auckland.ac.nz

Extension: 88449 (ph + 64 9 373 7599)

Location:
Arts 2
18 Symonds St
Level 3
Room 328



Research interests

Schopenhauer; Nietzsche; Hegel; Kant; History of Aesthetics, Existentialism, Buddhism

 

Postgraduate supervision

PhD Supervision

2008: David Nickless, Interpreting References to the Subject in Philosophical Writings

2006: Tony Stroobant, A Psychoanalytic Study of Anti-Semitism (with Philip Culbertson, School of Theology)

2005: Geoffey Roche, An Unblinking Gaze (with Stefano Franchi)

Associate Professor Robert Wicks's Postgraduate Supervision

Recent publications

"Arthur Schopenhauer's Bronze Buddha:  Neither Tibetan, nor Thai, but Shan"
Schopenhauer-Jahrbuch, Fuer Das Jahr 2011, Vol. 92, pp. 307-315, (2012)

"Using Artistic Masterpieces as Philosophical Examples:  The Case of Las Meninas
The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism , Vol. 68, No. 3 (Summer 2010), pp. 259-272.

"Arthur Schopenhauer"  (on religion)
History of Western Philosophy of Religion, 5 Vols., Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century Philosophy & Religion, eds. Graham Oppy and Nick Trakakis, Chesham UK, Acumen, 2009, pp. 81-93.

"19th and 20th Century Continental Aesthetics"
(introductory essay for the volume)
A Companion to Aesthetics, 2nd, ed., eds David Cooper, Stephen Davies, Kathleen Higgins, Robert Hopkins and Robert Stecker. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, pp, 51-61.

"Michel Foucault" (on his aesthetics)
A Companion to Aesthetics, 2nd, ed., eds David Cooper, Stephen Davies, Kathleen Higgins, Robert Hopkins and Robert Stecker. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, pp. 293-97.

Review of Rachel Zuckert, Kant on Beauty and Biology. Cambridge, 2007, in British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Vol. 17, No. 4 (2009), pp. 888-91.

Review of Aaron Ridley, Nietzsche on Art. Routledge, 2007, in Mind, Vol. 118, No. 469 (January 2009), pp. 204-7.

"Natural Beauty and Optimism in Schopenhauer's Aesthetics"
European Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 16, No. 2 (August 2008), pp. 273-291.

Schopenhauer (Blackwell, 2008, 192pp)

Kant on Judgment (Routledge, 2007, 312pp.)
 

Associate Professor Robert Wicks's Recent Publications

Current teaching


Philosophy
Course Title Availability in 2014
PHIL 152 Philosophy and Theories of Human Nature Semester 2
PHIL 209 Schopenhauer and Nietzsche Semester 1
PHIL 220 Kant and Hegel Semester 1
PHIL 329 Schopenhauer and Nietzsche Semester 1
PHIL 340 Kant and Hegel Semester 1
PHIL 756 History of Philosophy 3 Not offered in 2014.


Associate Professor Robert Wicks's Teaching


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