Joseph Lemelin

Philosopher; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at NYU

Joseph Lemelin’s work centers on the philosophical history of the distinction between the natural and the artificial. He earned a doctorate in philosophy from The New School for Social Research with a dissertation on the emergence of the concepts of nature and artifice in Aristotle’s physics. Joseph’s current research addresses ways that contemporary technologies transform self-understanding and draws from the philosophy of technology, philosophy of mind, and critical theory. He has taught philosophy and literary studies at Eugene Lang College and Parsons School of Design, and he was previously a Mellon fellow at the Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography and Social Thought.