Arnold I. Davidson Ph.D. is Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy, Comparative Literature, History of Science, and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Chicago. He is also a member of the Committee on the Conceptual Foundations of Science at Chicago and a professor at the UniversitÃ di Pisa in Pisa, Italy. He taught previously at Stanford University and Princeton University. Davidson, who often speaks and teaches at French and Italian universities, has been a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin as well as visiting professor, chaire d'Etat, at the CollÃ¨ge de France. He is also the executive editor of the journal Critical Inquiry. Davidson is a recent Guggenheim Fellowship recipient.
Davidson's scholarship concentrates in contemporary Continental Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, the History of Theology, and Historical Epistemology and the History of the Human Sciences. His publications cover a wide array of ranging from the Moral Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, Vladimir JankÃ©lÃ©vitch, and Pierre Hadot to Georges Canguilhem's Philosophy of Science. Many of Davidson's publications are written in French and Italian and published by European presses.