Associate Professor Program of Liberal Arts
Affiliation: History and Philosophy of Science
Areas of Specialization
History of Science and Technologies of Mind; History of Psychology; History of Philosophy of Mind
Francesca Bordogna is a member of the Program of Liberal Studies and of the History and Philosophy of Science Program. Her research concentrates on the history of the sciences and technologies of the mind, especially psychology, and their relationships with philosophy. She is the author of William James at the Boundaries: Philosophy, Science, and the Geography of Knowledge (University of Chicago Press, 2008). She is currently working on a book on a group of early twentieth-century European philosophers who transformed the philosophy of pragmatism into a philosophical, scientific, and political way of life. Her research has been sponsored by grants from the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), the National Humanities Center, and the Franke Institute for the Humanities.