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Cheri Carr
Education
MA, Philosophy - University of Memphis
BA, Religion and Philosophy - Christian Brothers University
BA, English Literature - Christian Brothers University
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Research and Teaching
In her classes, Cheri introduces students to the major themes in the history of ethical and social-political thought in order to prepare them to apply those theoretical tools to such contemporary issues as environmental ethics, feminism, bioethics, and international justice.

Cheri's research interests include contemporary French philosophy, 18th century German philosophy and ethics (both history and applied).

Her dissertation - entitled "Deleuze's Critical Philosophy: The Differential Theory of the Faculties" - argues that Deleuze’s charge in Kant’s Critical Philosophy (1963) that Kant betrays the standard of immanence required by the critical perspective is the catalyst for Deleuze’s thinking in his seminal work Difference and Repetition (1968). In Difference and Repetition Deleuze produces a differential theory of faculties through a revision and recuperation of Kant’s doctrine of faculties, but without explicitly linking it to a new critical practice. This dissertation brings to light the new critical practice implicit in Deleuze’s thought by comparing the doctrine of faculties from Kant’s Critical Philosophy with the differential theory of faculties from Difference and Repetition. What it shows is that in Difference and Repetition Deleuze carries out his own “critique of reason”, an immanent critique that is not satisfied to remain at the level of the a priori conditions of experience but seeks to account for experience’s genesis.
Contact Details
PhD student
Office: 118 Clement Hall
Tel: 901-678-4963
Email: clcarr<at>memphis<dot>edu
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