Jennifer Ann Bates, Ph.D.Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
College Hall 321, Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30
Education:Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Toronto, 1997
DAAD, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, 1992-93
M.A., Comparative Literature, University of Toronto, 1989
B.A., Philosophy and Literary Studies, University of Toronto, 1987
Jennifer Ann Bates is Associate Professor of Philosophy. She specializes in 19th Century German Philosophy with an emphasis on Hegel. She is author of two books: Hegel's Theory of Imagination (SUNY 2004) and Hegel and Shakespeare on Moral Imagination (SUNY 2010). Bates has published articles in philosophy journals and in literary journals. She is currently editing a book entitled Shakespeare and Continental Philosophy. Bates has publication, research and teaching interests in Philosophy and Literature, Philosophy of Nature, Environmental Ethics, and Buddhist Philosophy. She is a Heidelberg University Alumni Ambassador.
Hegel and Shakespeare on Moral Imagination (State University of New York Press, 2010). Paperback edition, July 2011.
Hegel's Theory of Imagination (State University of New York Press, 2004).
(Hegel's Theory of Imagination has been reviewed in: The Review of Metaphysics, The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, Dialogue: The Canadian Philosophical Review, The Journal of the History of Philosophy, The British Journal of Aesthetics, Philosophy in Review (Comptes rendus philosophiques), and The Journal of Speculative Philosophy.)
"Phenomenology and Life" (on Hegel's dialectic of "Life" in the Phenomenology of Spirit and Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra), in a special issue of the journal Criticism, on "Shakespeare and Phenomenology," edited by James Kearney and Kevin Curran, Issue 54. 3, 2012.
"An Inquiry Into The Nature of Environmentally Sound Thinking" in Environmental Ethics, Volume 25, Summer 2003. 183-197.
"Stevens, Hegel and the Palm at the End of the Mind" in The Wallace Stevens Journal. Volume 23, no. 2. Fall 1999. 152-166.
"The Problem of Genius in King Lear: Hegel on the Feeling Soul and the Tragedy of Wonder," in Person, Being, and History: Essays in Honor of Kenneth L. Schmitz, editors Robert E. Wood and Michael Baur (Catholic University of America Press, 2010).
Book Chapter on and Interview with Jennifer Bates:
"Mediating Play: Analyzing Jennifer Bates's "Interplay" with Hegel, Shakespeare, and Morality" by Stephanie Zubcik, in Philosophical Apprenticeships: Essays on Contemporary Canadian Continental Philosophers, ed. Jay Lampert and Jason Robinson (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2009).
Book Review of The Accessible Hegel by Michael Allen Fox (Humanities Books 2005) in Philosophy in Review, Volume XXVII, no. 1, February 2007. 27-29.
Book Review of Hegel and the Symbolic Mediation of Spirit by Kathleen Magnus (SUNY 2001) in Philosophy in Review, Volume XXII no. 5, October 2002. 341-343.
Book Review of Son of Spirit by David Farrell Krell (SUNY 1997) in Canadian Philosophical Reviews, Volume 28, no. 1, February 1998. 40-41.
Abstract of Thesis in Bulletin of The Hegel Society of Great Britain, No. 36, Autumn/Winter 1997.
"Report on 'The Idea of System of Transcendental Idealism in Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel' --An International Conference at Dartmouth College, August 27-30, 1995," in Bulletin of The Hegel Society of Great Britain, No 33, Spring/Summer 1996
"Tips for Teaching Assistants," in The Teaching Handbook (Toronto: University of Toronto Philosophy Department, 1995).
Seminar on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit;
Seminar on Hegel's Science of Logic;
Seminar on Hegel's Philosophy of Nature;
Hegel and Shakespeare on Imagination;
Kierkegaard's Early Works;
Kierkegaard's Later Works;
Kant's Critique of Pure Reason;
Kant's Critique of Practical Reason;
Imagination in 19th Century Continental Philosophy.
Later Modern Philosophy;
Consciousness in 19th C. Thought;
Philosophy of the Environment;
Philosophy of Religion;
Contemporary Continental Philosophy;
Social and Political Philosophy;
Introduction to Philosophy.