Philosophy Department
David Friedell

David Friedell

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Lamont House 209

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Areas of interest

David Friedell’s research is in Metaphysics, Aesthetics, and Philosophy of Language. Most of his research has focused on abstract artifacts. These are immaterial human creations: for example, novels, symphonies, corporations, languages, words, and fictional characters. Some of his papers have appeared in Analysis, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Philosophical Studies, and Ratio. He is currently writing about music, linguistic agency, the meaning of artworks, and personal beauty. Before coming to Union College, he taught at the University of British Columbia, Barnard College of Columbia University, and the University of the West Indies.

Academic credentials

B.A., UC Berkeley; M.A., University of the West Indies; Ph.D., UCLA