J.S. (James) Pearson, MA

Position:
  • PhD Candidate
Expertise:
  • Nietzsche
  • Aesthetics
  • Theories of Subjectivity
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Political Philosophy


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 4187
E-Mail: j.s.pearson@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte
Office Address: WSD
Reuvensplaats 3-4
2311 BE Leiden
Room number 1.20
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 4187
E-Mail: j.s.pearson@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte
Office Address: P.J. Vethgebouw
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
Room number 2.04
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2166
E-Mail: j.s.pearson@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte
Office Address: P.J. Vethgebouw
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
Room number 2.04


Biography and Research

James Pearson is a PhD candidate currently working as part of the NWO project
Between Deliberation and Agonism: Rethinking Conflict and its Relation to Law in Political Philosophy. In 2011 he completed his masters degree at the University of Warwick, where he wrote his dissertation (a Nietzschean critique of Lyotard’s conception of conflict) under the supervision of Prof. Keith Ansell-Pearson.

At present, his research is divided across three main fields: the philosophy of language, theories of subjectivity and political philosophy. His PhD thesis is supervised by Dr. Herman Siemens. Its first objective is to analyse how, for Nietzsche, conflict functions agonistically within language, the self and the political domain. This study will then be employed as a critical tool with which to interrogate afresh many of the problems inhering within contemporary democratic theory. In addition to this, James is also performing research for the Nietzsche-Wörterbüch Project.

Last Modified: 11-12-2015