John Kaag

John Kaag, Philosophy, Gender Studies, Global Studies

Associate Professor, Director of Global Studies PhD. Program
Dugan 200D


Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind, American Philosophy

Research Interest

History of Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, Logic/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, Aesthetics, Moral Psychology and Author courses on Kant, Peirce, Dewey, James and Royce 

Educational Background

University of Oregon, 2003-2007
Ph.D. in Philosophy – Specialized in American Philosophy/ History of Philosophy  

University of Cambridge (UK), 2004-2005 
MPhil. in International Relations, 10/2005 
With distinction in politics and international security
Donner Scholar  in Anglo-American Relations 
Thesis: “The UN in History, Theory and Practice”
MPhil. Advisor: Dr. Stefan Halper

Pennsylvania State University (Schreyer Honors College), 1998-2003
Simultaneous BA/MA in Philosophy, with highest honors, 06/2003
MA/Honors Thesis: “Re-turning: A Philosophic Revisiting of the Aesthetic”
MA Advisors: Professor Douglas Anderson and Professor Dan Conway