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Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Boston University

Berlin Prize Fellow - Class of Spring 2003


Allen Speight is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. A former Fulbright and DAAD Fellow, his research and teaching interests center on ethics and German Idealism. His first book, Hegel, Literature, and the problem of Agency (Cambridge, 2001), traces the importance of literary genres – tragedy, comedy and the romantic novel of the beautiful soul – to the philosophical project of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit. He is also the author of a book on the development of the notion of conscience, in particular its transformation in post-Kantian philosophy.