I'm an Assistant Professor of philosophy at Underwood International College, Yonsei University. Before moving to Korea, I held lectureships at UCLA and Auburn University.  I work mainly in the philosophy of mind and the metaphysics of personhood. Specifically, my recent work concerns love, its bearing on the nature of persons, and related ethical themes concerning the proper place of care and detachment in a human life. The principal touchstones for this work are in Kierkegaard, Spinoza, and, to a lesser extent, certain streams in the phenomenological tradition (especially Jean-Paul Sartre, Jorge Portilla, and Jean-Luc Marion).  I have three publications: "Varieties of Finitude in The Tree of Life," (in The Way of Nature and the Way of Grace: Philosophical Footholds on Terrence Malick's Tree of Life, eds. Vernon Cisney and Jonathan Beever, forthcoming from Northwestern University Press); "Natural Unity and Human Exceptionalism" (in Midwest Studies in Philosophy 35.1 [2011]: 46-68); and "Life without Essence: Man as a Force of Nature" (co-authored with Joseph Almog and Sarah Coolidge, in Philosophical Perspectives 25.1 [2011]: 43-77).

mandel.cabrera@gmail.com

Address:   Prof. Manuel "Mandel" Cabrera Jr.
                Yonsei University International Campus

                Veritas Hall B, Office 405
                162-1 Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-Gu, Incheon 406-840 Korea

Alternatively (for those adept with Hangeul):

                Prof. Manuel "Mandel" Cabrera Jr.
                인천시 연수구 송도동 162-1 연세대학교 진리관 B 405

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             우편번호: 406-840