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  E. Hande Tuna

E. Hande Tuna

Assistant Professor



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Humanities Division

Philosophy Department

Assistant Professor


Feminist Studies Department

Regular Faculty

History of Philosophy
Feminist Theory

Cowell College Faculty Office Addition


Prior to arriving in Santa Cruz, I was at Brown doing postdoctoral research funded by SSHRC. I have received my PhD from the University of Alberta. I work on contemporary issues in value theory, in particular moral psychology and aesthetics, and on the history of these fields.

Kant, Aesthetics, Moral Psychology, and Early Modern Philosophy

  • “Hume and Kant on Imaginative Resistance,” European Journal of Philosophy, forthcoming.
  • “Recovering Fictional Content and Emotional Engagements with Fiction,” Analysis,forthcoming.
  • “Apt Perception, Aesthetic Engagement, and Curatorial Practices” with Octavian Ion, Estetika: The European Journal of Aesthetics, forthcoming.
  • "Imaginative Resistance," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2020). LINK
  • “Self-Standing Beauty: Tracing Kant's Views on Purpose-Based Beauty,” Southwest Philosophy Review 35:1 (2019): 7-16. LINK
  • “Kant on Informed Pure Judgments of Taste,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 76:2 (2018): 163-174. LINK
  • “Why didn't Kant Think Highly of Music?,” in Natur und Freiheit: Akten des XII. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses 2015, eds. Violetta L. Waibel and Margit Ruffing. (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018), 3141-3148. LINK
  • “A Kantian Hybrid Theory of Art Criticism: A Particularist Appeal to the Generalists,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 74:4 (2016): 397-411. LINK
  • “The UnDerridization of Nancy: Tracing the Transformations in Nancy's Idea of Community,” Journal for Cultural Research 18:3 (2014): 263-272. LINK

PHIL 11 - Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 17 - Feminist Philosophy
PHIL 111 - Continental Philosophy
PHIL 110 - Existentialism
PHIL 147 - Topics in Feminist Philosophy
PHIL 190 - Senior Seminar: Art Criticism and Value
PHIL 190 - Senior Seminar: Early Modern Women on Education, Liberty, Virtue, and Happiness
PHIL 232 - Advanced Topics in Value Theory: Philosophy and Fiction
PHIL 290 - Grad Seminar - Major Figures in the History of Philosophy: Early Modern Women Philosophers
PHIL 290 - Grad Seminar - Major Figures in the History of Philosophy: 18th Century Aesthetics

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