Kathleen M Higgins

ProfessorPhD, Yale

Kathleen M Higgins


  • Phone: 512-471-5564
  • Office: WAG 203
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
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Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Philosophy of emotion, philosophy of art, music, non-Western philosophy, philosophy of religion


Kathleen Higgins's main areas of research are continental philosophy, aesthetics, and philosophy of music.  She has written Comic Relief: Nietzsche's Gay Science (Oxford, 2000), What Nietzsche Really Said (with Robert Solomon, 2000), A Passion for Wisdom (Oxford, 1997), A Short History of Philosophy (with Robert Solomon, Oxford, 1996), The Music of Our Lives (1991), and Nietzsche's Zarathustra (1987), which Choice named an outstanding academic book of 1988-1989. She has edited or co-edited several others on such topics as German Idealism, aesthetics, ethics, erotic love, and non-Western philosophy. She has been a Resident Scholar at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Study and Conference Center and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University Philosophy Department and Canberra School of Music. She is a frequent Visiting Professor at the University of Auckland.

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