Associate Professor of Philosophy
Contact InformationDepartment of Germanic Languag, Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708
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.
Pickford, Henry W. Thinking with Tolstoy and Wittgenstein Expression, Emotion, and Art. Northwestern University Press, 2015.
Chapman, Andrew, Addison Ellis, Robert Hanna, Tyler Hildebrand, and Henry W. Pickford. In Defense of Intuitions A New Rationalist Manifesto. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Pickford, H. W. The Sense of Semblance:Philosophical Analyses of Holocaust Art. Fordham Univ Press, 2013.
Loseff, Lev. Selected Early Poems of Lev Loseff. Edited and translated by Henry Pickford, n.d.
Pickford, Henry, Rüdiger Dannemann, and Hans-Ernst Schiller, eds. Der aufrechte Gang im windschiefen Kapitalismus : Modelle kritischen Denkens, n.d.
Pickford, H. W. “Intertextuality as critique in khlebnikov: Towards a reading of “serpent train”.” In A Convenient Territory: Russian Literature at the Edge of Modernity: Essays in Honor of Barry Scherr, 139–59, 2015.
Pickford, Henry. “Thinking with Kleist:Michael Kohlhaasand Moral Luck.” The German Quarterly 86, no. 4 (October 2013): 381–403. https://doi.org/10.1111/gequ.10188. Full Text
Pickford, Henry W. “Dialectical Reflections on Peter Eisenman's Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe.” Architectural Theory Review 17, no. 2–3 (August 2012): 419–39. https://doi.org/10.1080/13264826.2012.735636. Full Text
Pickford, Henry. “The Last Soviet Photographer.” Raritan 31, no. 3 (2012).
Pickford, Henry W. “Critical Models: Adorno's Theory and Practice of Cultural Criticism.” The Yale Journal of Criticism 10, no. 2 (1997): 247–70. https://doi.org/10.1353/yale.1997.0026. Full Text
Pickford, Henry. “Heimrad Backer's "System nachschrift" and the philosophy of quotation.” Modern Austrian Literature 41, no. 4 (n.d.).
Pickford, Henry. “Of rules and rails: on a motif in Tolstoy and Wittgenstein.” Tolstoy Studies Journal 22 (n.d.).
Pickford, Henry. “Intuition as a Capacity for a Priori Knowledge.” Philosophical Investigations 13 (n.d.).