Lauren Weis

Director, WGSS
Department of Philosophy and Religion

  • I joined the American University faculty in 2008, and have been teaching courses in the history of philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, gender studies, and feminist theory. My philosophical research focuses on critiques of the Western metaphysical tradition articulated by feminist theorists, as well as how the philosophical approach of twentieth century thinker Bernard Lonergan helps to clarify the relevance of metaphysical thinking to feminist theory. In addition, I am interested in the notion of epistemic authority, and the ethical challenges related to questions of belief, trust, and judgment.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Boston College MA, University of Memphis
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:

    Walking around, admiring the beautiful campus gardens

    Book Currently Reading:

    The Enigma of Arrival, V.S. Naipaul

  • CAS - Philosophy and Religion
  • Battelle Tompkins - T-33
  • Battelle T33: Tuesdays 10am-11:30; 1:30pm-2:30 Fridays 10am-11:30, and by appointment

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  • Spring 2016

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Research Interests

History of Philosophy, Feminist Theory, Continental Philosophy, Theory of Ethics, Metaphysics, Epistemology

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