Daniel Tovar — Curriculum Vitae                                     



2015 • Ph.D., Philosophy, Northwestern University

2005 B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley


Teaching Experience

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Spring 2018 • Instructor, Sound and Embodiment: Philosophical Theories of Sound Perception

Fall 2017 • Instructor, Sound and Embodiment: Philosophical Theories of Sound Perception

Spring 2014 • Instructor, Philosophy after Hegel, The Meaning of Life Beyond Ethics

Fall 2013 • Instructor, The Meaning of Life Beyond Ethics


Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Summer 2012 • Instructor, Introduction to Existentialism

2012-13 • TA, Classics & Cinema; Philosophy of Religion

2010–11 • TA, Medical Ethics; Environmental Ethics; Introduction to Ethics

2009–10 • TA, Introduction to Ethics; Introduction to Ancient Philosophy

2008–09 • TA, Classics & Cinema; Introduction to Ethics; Introduction to Philosophy



2018 • “Man in Motion” as Amusia Collective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2016 • As Aisthemata, Comfort Station, Chicago



2018 • Sound Walk, part of the Power Project, Comfort Station Chicago

2018 • Sound and Object, South Shore Prep, Chicago

2017 • Inferno Sound Re:Creation Series, Chicago Park District


Talks & Presentations

2013 • “Herder on Sound and the Aesthetics of Sculpture,”School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2013 • “Choosing Ends: How the Intellect Affects Perception in Aristotle’s Rhetoric," Eighth Annual Marquette Summer Seminar on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition, Marquette University

2011 • “Seeing Beauty: Hume and Aristotle on The Beautiful” Research Seminar, Department of Philosophy, Northwestern

2011 • “Aristotle on Incidental Perception," Ancient Philosophy Workshop, Northwestern University

2010 • “Ancient Philosophy at Northwestern University, 1851-1920,” Classical Traditions, Northwestern University

2010 • “McDowell on Aristotle and Practical Wisdom," Research Seminar, Northwestern University

2009 • “Johann Gottfried Herder on Minimalist Sculpture," American Society for Aesthetics, Annual Meeting



2018 • Forthcoming, Review, William Blake and the Age of Aquarius: Block Museum of Art, CAA Reviews

2017 • Review, Levels of Argument by Dominic Scott, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie


Awards & Fellowships

2013 • Ford Fellowship, Honor Roll

2010 • Sawyer-Mellon Fellow, Northwestern University, Department of Classics

2004 • Dean’s List, University of California, Berkeley