Professor of Philosophy; Chair of Social Science and Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute, New York
Berthold Leibinger Fellow - Class of Spring 2008
After a 17-year career as a professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University, Gregg Horowitz moved to New York City in 2010 to become Professor of Philosophy and Chair of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. His tasks at Pratt include contributing to the rethinking of the structure of the liberal education of artists and designers and developing graduate programs in critical cultural theory that draw on the academic and studio resources of an art-and-design college. “Absolute Bodies: The Video Puppets of Tony Oursler,” on which Horowitz was working while in residence at the Academy, appeared in Parallax in 2010. He has also published two other essays in the intervening years: “The Homeopathic Image, or, Trauma, Intimacy and Poetry,” on another ‘old medium,’ appeared in Critical Horizons (2010), and “A Late Adventure of the Feelings: Loss, Trauma and the Limits of Psychoanalysis” was published in The Trauma Controversy: Philosophical and Interdisciplinary Dialogues (SUNY Press, 2009).