Vivaldi Jean-Marie

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Vivaldi Jean-Marie is an adjunct Assistant of Professor of Philosophy and African-American studies at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University. He is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York.

Interests: African American philosophy; philosophical perspectives on race and racism; German Idealism; Modern Philosophy

Vivaldi Jean-Marie is the author of Kierkegaard: History and Eternal Happiness (University Press of America, 2008) and Fanon: Collective Ethics an Humanism (Peter Lang, 2007). He is currently working on a book manuscript: Caribbean Cosmologies in the Imagination of Descartes, Kant, and Hegel (forthcoming, Northwestern University Press).

Other representative publications include “Blackness in the Haitian Paintings of Ellis Wilson’ in The Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 30, No. 4 (Winter 2006); “Cézanne: Painter of the Flesh” in Gnosis Vol. 6 No. 1 (Fall 2002).

Vivaldi Jean-Marie earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in 2005, his M.A. at Brock University in 2001, B.A. Honors at Concordia University in 2000, and Diplôme d’Études Collégiales from Dawson College in 1998.