Dr Jeff Mitscherling

Advisory Board Member
Dr. Jeff Mitscherling is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph – Canada. He holds degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, McMaster University, and the University of Guelph. He is an expert in the areas of Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Philosophy of Religion. Under the umbrella title of “The Revision of Hermeneutic Ontology”, his current research brings realist phenomenology into cognitive science. This has entailed rethinking the foundations of realist phenomenology itself. He locates the most significant of these foundations in the works of the School of Aristotle and has been engaged for several years in tracing the historical development of such central Aristotelian themes as the nature of the soul, the doctrine of intentional being, the ontological status of relations, and the nature of cognition. Professor Mitscherling has several publications, including Aesthetic Genesis: The Origin of Consciousness in the Intentional Being of Nature (Lanham. MD: University Press of America 2010); The Image of a Second Sun: Plato on Poetry, Rhetoric, and the Techne of Mimesis (New York: Humanity Books 2009); The End of Myth: Philosophy vs. Rhetoric (ed.) (Oxford: Routledge 2005). [Special issue of The European Legacy, vol. 10, no.4.]; The Author’s Intention [with Tanya DiTommaso and Aref Nayed], (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books 2004); Roman Ingarden’s Ontology and Aesthetics (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1997).
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