Research

Jan Mieszkowski received his B.A. summa cum laude from Yale University in 1990 and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1998. He has also studied in Paris and Berlin. His first book, Labors of Imagination: Aesthetics and Political Economy from Kant to Althusser (Fordham University Press, 2006), explores the doctrine of human productivity that emerges at the intersection of the traditions inaugurated by Immanuel Kant's Critique of Judgment and Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations. His second book, Watching War (Stanford University Press, 2012), offers a new theory of battlefield spectatorship since the Napoleonic era. He is currently completing a new book called Crises of the Sentence.

Curriculum Vitae

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