Alan Schrift
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Alan D. Schrift

Professor Senior Faculty

F. Wendell Miller Professor of Philosophy

Alan Schrift’s scholarship focuses on 19th- and 20th-century French and German philosophy.  In addition to over 80 published articles or book chapters on Nietzsche and 20th-century European philosophy, he is the author of Twentieth-Century French Philosophy: Key Themes and Thinkers (Blackwell 2006; Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title), Nietzsche’s French Legacy: A Genealogy of Poststructuralism (Routledge 1995), and Nietzsche and the Question of Interpretation:  Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction (Routledge 1990). Most recently, he co-edited Transcendence and the Concrete: Selected Writings of Jean Wahl (Fordham 2016).  He was General Editor of the eight-volume History of Continental Philosophy (Acumen Publishing/University of Chicago Press/Routledge 2010), which was awarded Honorable Mention in the category of multivolume reference in the 2010 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence.  In 2019, he was elected to a three-year term as the Executive Co-Director of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), the world’s largest scholarly organization focusing on European philosophy.  He currently serves as General Editor of The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, the Stanford University Press 19-volume translation of Nietzsche’s Kritische Studienausgabe.

Education and Degrees

M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University B.A., Brown University

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