Lauren Weis

Director, WGSS
Department of Philosophy and Religion

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Philosophy Honor Society Coordinator
  • I joined the American University faculty in 2008, and have been teaching courses in the history of philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, 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

  • CAS - Philosophy and Religion
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  • Summer 2014

    • PHIL-596 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Gender, Body, and Society
    • Description

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

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

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