Georgia Warnke

Georgia Warnke is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science (and formerly Distinguished Professor of Philosophy) and the Director of the Center for Ideas & Society at the University of California, Riverside.[1] She chaired the Department from 2002 to 2004.[2][3] She also acted as the Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at UCR from 2006 to 2011.[3]

American philosopher
Georgia Warnke
Institutions UC Riverside
Main interests
Critical theory, hermeneutics, democratic theory, race, gender

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Warnke received a bachelor’s degree from Reed College in 1973.[3] She went on to receive a master’s degree from Boston University in 1978, and a doctorate, also from Boston University, in 1982.[3]

Prior to her current appointment, Warnke held an appointment as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Yale University from 1982 to 1988, being promoted to Associate Professor in 1988, and staying until 1991 when she moved to Riverside.[3] Besides her main appointment in the Philosophy and Political Science Departments, Warnke also held an additional appointment as a Professor of Women’s Studies at UCR between 2001 and 2004.[3] Throughout these appointments, she has also served in a variety of roles within her departments, in UCR’s Academic Senate, and in the American Philosophical Association.[3]

Warnke’s research centers on hermeneutics, critical theory, political theory, and feminism. She has written extensively about the works of Jürgen Habermas, Richard Rorty, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and other hermeneutics-oriented philosophers.[1] More recently, she has critically examined issues of identity, especially issues of race and gender identity.

Warnke has published four books (many with multiple editions); Gadamer: Hermeneutics, Tradition, and Reason in 1987, Justice and Interpretation in 1993, Legitimate Differences: Interpretation in the Abortion Controversy and Other Public Debates in 1999, and After Identity: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Gender in 2007.[3] She has also written a number of book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and encyclopedia articles, including pieces in Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Dissent, Philosophy & Social Criticism, the Journal of Social Philosophy, the Encyclopedia of Ethics, A Companion to Metaphysics, and the Companion to the Philosophers among many others.[3]

Warnke is a member of the editorial board of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. Her term started in 2000.[3]

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