Henry Pickford

Henry Pickford

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Contact Information
Department of Germanic Languag, Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708
PO Box 90256, 116K Old Chem, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-3089


Henry Pickford works in philosophy and literature, primarily within the German tradition. Areas of interest include German Idealism, Marx, Wittgenstein, and Frankfurt School Critical Theory. He has authored or co-authored books on philosophical intuitions, Holocaust art, and emotion and expression in aesthetics. He has edited and translated collections of essays by the German philosopher Theodor W. Adorno and poetry by the contemporary émigré poet Lev Loseff.

Education & Training

  • D.Phil., Yale University 2001

Pickford, H. W. The Sense of Semblance:Philosophical Analyses of Holocaust Art. Fordham Univ Press, 2013.

Pickford, Henry W. “Tolstoy's Selfie.” Novel 50, no. 1 (May 2017): 128–32. https://doi.org/10.1215/00295132-3854431. Full Text