Frederick Dolan

Professor Emeritus

PhD, Princeton

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Research Interests

Philosophy, aesthetics, theories of interpretation, literature and poetry, religious and spiritual discourses, American political theory and ideology

Frederick M. Dolan retired from Berkeley in 2006 to become Dean of Graduate Studies at the California College of the Arts, where he is now Professor of Humanities.


“Wallace Stevens and the Terrors of Modernity.” In Simona Goi and Frederick M. Dolan (eds.), Between Freedom and Terror: Philosophy, Political Theory, and Literature Speak to Modernity (New York: Lexington Books, 2006).

“An Ambiguous Citation in Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition.” The Journal of
66:2 (May 2004).

“The Really Hard Problem: Consciousness, Gnosis, and the Limits of Explanation.”
Crossings 14:4 (2003).

“Arendt on Philosophy and Politics.” The Cambridge Companion to Hannah Arendt.
Ed. Dana R. Villa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.