Bettina Bergo

Professor Bettina Bergo is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at l’Université de Montréal. She has previously taught at Duquesne University and Loyola College. In recent years, Professor Bergo has oriented her work around three main areas. The first is a critical intervention into hermeneutic phenomenology since Heidegger. She has interrogated the “theological turn” of French phenomenology of the last twenty-five years trying to determine the relationship between it and a hermeneutics of the encounter with others in Levinas. The second track of her research pursues the “fate” of certain philosophical and psychological concepts (Affektus , Leidenschaft , Seele) following the Kantian revolution and considering the emergence of neurology and materialistic psychiatry in Europe, especially in France and Germany.

Professor Bergo is the author of Levinas between Ethics and Politics: For The Beauty that Adorns the Earth (Kluwer, 1999), The Trauma Controversy: Philosophical and Interdisciplinairy Dialogues (co-edited with Kristen Brown, SUNY Press), Nietzsche and Levinas: After the Death of a Certain God (co-edited with Jill Stauffer, Columbia University Press, 2009), and over 40 articles, and has translated the works of Levinas, Derrida, and Nancy, among many others.