University of Pennsylvania, 1986-1993; Ph.D. in Philosophy, May 1993
University of Munich, 1989-1990 (Philosophy)
Goethe Institute in Murnau, Germany, Summer 1988
German Summer School in Taos, New Mexico, Summer 1986
University of Texas at Austin, 1985-1986 (Philosophy Graduate Program)
University of Texas at Austin, 1981-1985; B.A. in Liberal Arts with High Honors (and Special Honors in Philosophy), May 1985
Independent Scholar, 2003 to the present
Haverford College, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2002-2003
Bryn Mawr College, Lecturer, 1999-2002
University of Pennsylvania, Lecturer, 1993-2002
La Salle University, Adjunct Professor, 1993-1995
Areas of Specialization
German Philosophy from Kant to Nietzsche, 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Aesthetics
Areas of Competence
Early Modern Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Existentialism
Spanish translation of "A Deduction of Kant's Concept of the Highest Good": "Una deducción del concepto de sumo bien kantiano," Signos Filosóficos 15 (Enero-Junio, 2013): 195-222. [Download as PDF, 160 KB.]
"Johann Gottlieb Fichte: Foundations of the Entire Science of Knowledge," in John Shand (ed.), Central Works of Philosophy (Volume 3: The Nineteenth Century). Acumen Publishing Limited, 2005. Pp. 43-68.
"A Deduction of Kant's Concept of the Highest Good," Journal of Philosophical Research 28 (2003): 45-63. [Download as PDF, 65 KB.]
"Heidegger, the Uncanny, and Jacques Tourneur's Horror Films," in Steven Jay Schneider and Daniel Shaw (eds.), Dark Thoughts: Philosophic Reflections On Cinematic Horror. Scarecrow Press, 2003. Pp. 65-83. [Download as PDF, 40 KB.]
"A film without politics: Georges Franju's Les Yeux sans visage (Eyes Without a Face, 1959)," Kinoeye 2.13 (9 September 2002) <http://www.kinoeye.org/02/13/bowman13.php>. [Download as PDF, 187 KB.]
"Fichte, Jacobi, and the Atheism Controversy," in D. Breazeale and T. Rockmore (eds.), New Essays on Fichte's Later Jena Wissenschaftslehre. Northwestern University Press, 2002. Pp. 279-298.
"Jacobi's Philosophy of Faith and Fichte's Wissenschaftslehre 1794/95," in D. Breazeale and T. Rockmore (eds.), New Studies in Fichte's Foundations of the Entire Wissenschaftslehre. Humanity Books, 2001. Pp. 210-226.
"Speech and Phenomena on Expression and Indication: Derrida's Dual Critique of Husserl's Demand for Apodictic Evidence and the Phenomenological Reduction," International Studies in Philosophy 31 (1999): 1-21.
Moses Mendelssohn: Writings on Judaism, Christianity, and the Bible, edited by Michah Gottlieb, translated by Curtis Bowman, Elias Sacks, and Allan Arkush. Brandeis University Press, 2011. (All of the new translations from German are mine. Gottlieb and I made some small revisions to the excerpts from Arkush's 1983 translation of Jerusalem. Sacks did all of the new translations from Hebrew.)
J. G. Fichte and the Atheism Dispute (1798-1800), edited by Yolanda Estes and Curtis Bowman, translated by Curtis Bowman, introduced and annotated by Yolanda Estes. Ashgate Publishing, 2010. (This one-page pamphlet (PDF, 849 KB) describes the book and its contents.)
Immanuel Kant, Notes and Fragments (Volume 13, The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant), edited by Paul Guyer, translated by Curtis Bowman, Paul Guyer, and Frederick Rauscher. Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Johann Joachim Winckelmann, "Description of the Torso in the Belvedere in Rome" and "Essay on the Capacity for the Sentiment for the Beautiful in Art, and on Instruction in it," in Essays on the Philosophy and History of Art, 3 vols., edited by Curtis Bowman. Thoemmes Press, 2001. Volume 1, pp. xiii-xviii, xix-xlvii. (My Winckelmann set is now available from Thoemmes Continuum in the original hardback edition as well as a new paperback edition.)
Three 18th century German reviews of David Hume's work, in James Fieser (ed.), Early Responses to Hume's Writings on Religion. Thoemmes Press, 2001.
Two 18th century German reviews of David Hume's work, in James Fieser (ed.), Early Responses to Hume's Metaphysical and Epistemological Writings. Thoemmes Press, 2000.
Introduction to Moses Mendelssohn, Phaedon; or, The Death of Socrates. Thoemmes Continuum, 2004. Pp. v-xviii.
Introduction to Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Essays on the Philosophy and History of Art, 3 vols., edited by Curtis Bowman. Thoemmes Press, 2001. Volume 1, pp. v-x. (My Winckelmann set is now available from Thoemmes Continuum in the original hardback edition as well as a new paperback edition.)
IV. Encyclopedia and Guidebook Entries
"Kiss of Death" and "Gun Crazy," in Steven Jay Schneider (General Editor), 101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die. Barron's, 2009.
"Häxan," in Steven Jay Schneider (Editor), 100 European Horror Films. BFI, 2007.
"William Smith" [Fichte biographer & translator], in W. J. Mander and A. P. F. Sell (Senior Editors), Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Philosophers. Thoemmes Press, 2002.
"Johann Gottlieb Fichte," in James Fieser (General Editor), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
"Karl Philipp Moritz," in Michael Kelly (Editor in Chief), Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, 4 vols. Oxford University Press, 1998. Volume 3, pp. 295-296.
V. Books Reviewed
Simon Blackburn, Truth: A Guide (Oxford University Press, 2005). Reviewed in Other Voices 4.1 (March 2010) <http://www.othervoices.org/4.1/cbowman/>. [Download as PDF, 14 KB.] Please note that the pagination contained in my review refers to the hardback edition of Blackburn's book.
Marc Bousquet, How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation (New York University Press, 2008). Reviewed on my blog: <http://bowman.typepad.com/cubowman/2008/09/how-the-university-works.html>.
Nicholas Royle, The Uncanny (Routledge, 2003). Reviewed in Other Voices 3.1 (May 2007) <http://www.othervoices.org/3.1/cbowman/>.
Robert Warshow, The Immediate Experience: Movies, Comics, Theatre and Other Aspects of Popular Culture (Harvard University Press, 2001). Reviewed in Other Voices 2.3 (January 2005) <http://www.othervoices.org/2.3/cbowman/>.
Brigitte Sassen (ed. and tr.), Kant's Early Critics (Cambridge University Press, 2000). Reviewed in Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (2001): 447-448.
Moses Mendelssohn, Philosophical Writings, ed. and tr. by Daniel Dahlstrom (Cambridge University Press, 1997). Reviewed in New Athenaeum/Neues Athenaeum 6 (2001): 217-226.
Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, The Main Philosophical Writings and the Novel 'Allwill', ed. and tr. by George di Giovanni (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1994). Reviewed in The Review of Metaphysics 50 (1996): 161-162.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Foundations of Transcendental Philosophy (Wissenschaftslehre) nova methodo (1796/99), ed. and tr. by D. Breazeale (Cornell University Press, 1992) and Introductions to the Wissenschaftslehre, ed. and tr. by D. Breazeale (Hackett, 1994). Reviewed in The Owl of Minerva 28 (1996): 81-88. Reprinted: <http://home.earthlink.net/~cubowman/r1.html>.
(If I taught a particular course more than once, the total number of sections is listed in parentheses.)
Haverford College (As Visiting Assistant Professor)
Upper Division Courses:
University of Pennsylvania (As Lecturer)
Upper Division Courses:
Bryn Mawr College (As Lecturer)
La Salle University (As Adjunct Professor)
University of Pennsylvania (As Teaching Assistant)
University of Texas at Austin (As Teaching Assistant)
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