Lambert Zuidervaart

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BA (Philosophy and Music, Dordt College, Iowa), MPhil (Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto), PhD (Free University, Amsterdam)


Previous appointments: The King’s University College, Edmonton (1981-1985); Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1985-2002; Department Chair 1991-1997).


Research grants received from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Research Interests:  
theories of truth and discourse; globalization and civil society; Hegel, Heidegger, Adorno, and Habermas


— Art in Public: Politics, Economics, and a Democratic Culture (Cambridge UP, 2011)

Social Philosophy after Adorno (Cambridge UP, 2007)

Artistic Truth: Aesthetics, Discourse, and Imaginative Disclosure (Cambridge UP, 2004)

Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory: The Redemption of Illusion (MIT Press, 1991)

— (co-author) Dancing in the Dark: Youth, Popular Culture, and the Electronic Media (Eerdmans, 1991)

— (co-editor) Truth Matters: Knowledge, Politics, Ethics, Religion (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2013)

— (co-editor) The Arts, Community and Cultural Democracy (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press, 2000)

— (co-editor) The Semblance of Subjectivity: Essays in Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory (MIT Press, 1997)

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