Department of Philosophy

Keren Gorodeisky

Keren Gorodeisky

Keren Gorodeisky


Haley Center 6072


  • PhD Boston University

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 3:30
  • Thursday 3:30

About Keren Gorodeisky
Associate Professor

Dr. Gorodeisky works on aesthetics, Kant, pleasure, value and rationality. She is currently completing a book on the significance of Kant’s notion of aesthetic judgment. In her second book project, she articulates and defends a neglected alternative between contemporary aesthetic hedonism and its non-affective cognitive denial. This project concerns issues in the epistemology of emotions, evaluative perception, reasons and fittingness.

Gorodeisky was the 2012-13 Phillip Quinn Felllow at the National Humanities Center.

Representative Publications

"A New Look at Kant's Account of Testimony" (The British Journal of Aesthetics, 50 (2010): 53-70)

"A Tale of Two Faculties" (The British Journal of Aesthetics, 51 (2011): 415-436)

"(Re)encountering Individuality: Schlegel's Romantic Imperative as a Response to Nihilism" (Inquiry, 54 (2011): 567-590)

“Schematizing without a Concept – Imagine that!” in Kant and Philosophy in a Cosmopolitan Sense (Akten des XI. Kant-Kongresses), eds. Stefano Bacin, Alfredo Ferrarin, Claudio La Rocca, and Margi Ruffing (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2010): 59-70

(Co-authored with Kelly Jolley) "The Unboundedness of the Plain; or, the Ubiquity of Lilliput? How to Do Things with Thompson Clarke?" (International Journal of Skepticism, 2014)

"'No Poetry, No Reality:' Schlegel, Wittgenstein, Fiction, and Reality" in The Relevance of German Romanticism (Oxford University Press, 2014)

"19th Century Romantic Aesthetics," in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

"Visual Critique: Andrea Büttner’s Immanuel Kant, Critique of the Power of Judgment,” The Walker Art Center Site:

“Pleasure and Value: Comments on Mohan Matthen’s ‘The Pleasure of Art’,” Australasian Philosophical Review, 1.1 (2017)

“Aesthetic Rationality,” Journal of Philosophy, 115:3(2018): 113-140 (co-authored with Eric Marcus)

“May Pleasure be an Exercise of Rational Agency? A Kantian Proposal” in Oxford Philosophical Concepts: Pleasure, ed. Lisa Shapiro (Oxford, UK: Oxford UP, 2018).

"Unity in Variety: Theoretical, Practical and Aesthetic Reason in Kant” in The Imagination in German Idealism and Romanticism, eds. Gerad Gentry and Constantin Pollok (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, forthcoming in 2018)

“Reflection,” The Cambridge Kant Lexicon, ed. Julian Wüerth (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, forthcoming) 

“Form,” The Cambridge Kant Lexicon, ed. Julian Wüerth (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, forthcoming)

Last Updated: January 15, 2019