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Karen Ng

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Karen Ng received her PhD from The New School for Social Research in 2013 and specializes in Hegel, German Idealism, and Frankfurt School Critical Theory.  She is working on a book investigating the epistemological and normative significance of the concept of life in Hegel's philosophy with an emphasis on his Science of Logic.  Her current research focuses on the ongoing influence of Hegel and Marx for critical social theory, particularly as their legacies help us understand the relation between human beings and nature, possibilities and failures of mutual recognition, and conceptions of progress and critique.  She also has a broad interest in conceptions of living nature in 19th century German philosophy and their constitutive role in the self-understanding of modernity.