Department of Philosophy and the College
Thomas Pendlebury’s principal research interests are in the theoretical and practical philosophy of Immanuel Kant and its connection to early modern European philosophy and post-Kantian German idealism. He is especially concerned with the character of Kant’s positive projects in the critical period, the expression of the constitution and prosecution of these projects by the expository structure of his critical works, and the conception of philosophy that these works exemplify. His teaching interests extend to the history of Western philosophy in general.
Pendlebury’s work has been published in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research and the European Journal of Philosophy.
He received a BA in philosophy with highest honors and a second major in linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his PhD in philosophy at Harvard University, during which time he spent a year as a visiting doctoral fellow at the Research Center for Analytic German Idealism at Leipzig University, Germany, and a semester as a graduate exchange scholar in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was most recently an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh.