- Position: Assistant Professor
- Department: Department of Philosophy
Addison Ellis received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019. Before coming to The American University in Cairo (AUC), he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City, and a lecturer at the University of Illinois. His research is focused on Kant and post-Kantian European Philosophy (especially Heidegger). Within these areas, Ellis places particular emphasis on the study of self-consciousness and what Kant calls its ‘spontaneity.’ He is interested in how these themes figure not only in Kant’s theoretical philosophy, but also in his practical and religious thought and, more broadly, how these Kantian ideas are taken up, transformed, or rejected by the post-Kantian tradition.
- PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- MA, University of Colorado at Boulder