Arnold Davidson


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Arnold Davidson works in moral and political philosophy, the history and philosophy of psychiatry and medicine, contemporary French philosophy, and the history of philosophy.

Publications include:

  • The Emergence of Sexuality: Historical Epistemology and the Formation of Concepts. Havard University of Press, 2001.
  • “Closing up the Corpses: Diseases of Sexuality and the Emergence of the Psychiatric Style of Reasoning,” in G. Boolos, ed., Mind, Meaning and Method: Essays in Honor of Hilary Putnam, Cambridge University Press, 1991.
  • “Is Rawls A Kantian?,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, January/April, 1985.
  • “Archaeology, Genealogy, Ethics,” in D. Hoy, ed., Foucault: A Critical Reader, Basil Blackwell, 1986.
  • “How to Do the History of Psychoanalysis: A Reading of Freud’s Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality,” Critical Inquiry, Winter, 1987.
  • “Questions Concerning Heidegger,” Critical Inquiry, Winter, 1989.
  • “The Horror of Monsters” in J. Sheehan and M. Sosna, eds., Human, Animals and Machines, University of California Press, 1991.
  • “Reading Hadot Reading Plotinus”, Introduction to Pierre Hadot. Plotinus or the Simplicity of Vision, University of Chicago, 1993.
  • “Ethics as Ascetics: Foucault, the History of Ethics and Ancient Thought,” in J. Goldstein, ed., Foucault, Basil Blackwell, 1994.