Taylor Carman

Professor of Philosophy
Chair, Department of Philosophy

Professor Carman is the author of Heidegger’s Analytic (2003) and Merleau-Ponty (2008; 2nd ed. forthcoming) and has coedited The Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty (2005). He has published articles on topics in phenomenology and is currently writing a book on Heidegger.


Merleau-Ponty (Routledge Philosophers). London & New York: Routledge, 2008; 2nd ed. forthcoming.

The Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty. Coedited with Mark B. N. Hansen. Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Heidegger’s Analytic: Interpretation, Discourse, and Authenticity in “Being and Time.” Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.


“Painting and the Promiscuity of Vision.” Merleau-Ponty and Wittgenstein. K. Romdenh-Romluc, ed. Routledge, forthcoming.

“Gabriels Metaphysik des Sinnes.” Phänomenologische Essays zur Sinnfeldontologie. P. Gaitsch, S. Lehmann, P. Schmidt, eds. Vienna and Berlin: Verlag Turia + Kant, forthcoming.

“Gabriel’s Metaphysics of Sense.” The Harvard Review of Philosophy, vol. 23 (2016): 53–9.

“Heidegger on Unconcealment and Correctness.” The Transcendental Turn. S. Gardner and M. Grist, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

“Things Fall Apart: Heidegger on the Constancy and Finality of Death.” Heidegger, Authenticity and the Self: Themes from Division Two of “Being and Time.” D. McManus, ed. London: Routledge, 2014. 

“Is Dasein People? Heidegger According to Haugeland.” boundary 2, vol. 41, no. 2 (summer 2014): 207–22.

“Conceptualism and the Scholastic Fallacy.” Mind, Reason and Being-in-the-World: The McDowell-Dreyfus Debate. J. Schear, ed. London and New York: Routledge, 2013.

“The Question of Being.”  The Cambridge Companion to “Being and Time.” M. Wrathall, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

“Merleau-Ponty on Body, Flesh, and Visibility.” The Cambridge Companion to Existentialism. S. Crowell, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

“Heidegger’s Anti-Neo-Kantianism.” Philosophical Forum, Vol. 41, Nos. 1 & 2 (Spring/Summer 2010) : 131–42.

“Phenomenology as Rigorous Science.” The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy. B. Leiter and M. Rosen, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

“The Principle of Phenomenology.” The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger, 2nd ed. C. Guignon, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006: 97–119.

“Authenticity.” A Companion to Heidegger. H. L. Dreyfus and M. Wrathall, eds. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005: 285–96.

“On the Inescapability of Phenomenology.” Phenomenology and the Philosophy of Mind. D. W. Smith and A. L. Thomasson, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005: 67–89.

“Must We Be Inauthentic?” Heidegger, Authenticity and Modernity: Essays in Honor of Hubert L. Dreyfus, Volume One. J. Malpas and M. Wrathall, eds. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000: 13–28.

Academic Focus: 

19th & 20th Century European Philosophy, Phenomenology, Existentialism, Hermeneutics; especially Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre,                       Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, Foucault


326C Milbank 

Office Hours: 

Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:00 


B.A., University of Wyoming 
Ph.D., Stanford University