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Ian Rhoad Professorial Lecturer and Director of Graduate Studies, Philosophy & Religion Philosophy & Religion

Contact
Send email to Ian Rhoad
(202) 885-2493
CAS - Philosophy and Religion
Battelle-Tompkins, Rm. 111 Monday & Thursday 12:00-12:30pm, 2:30-4:00pm
Degrees
PhD, The New School for Social Research

Bio
I am a Professorial Lecturer at American University, where I teach classes in the history of philosophy, ethics, and politics. In my philosophical research I work primarily in continental philosophy, especially existentialism, phenomenology, critical theory, feminism, and aesthetics. I approach these fields with an eye towards understanding how moral and political experiences are constructed and maintained, and how they may be expressed or not expressed. I am interested in questions such as: How do concepts and modes of reasoning organize our understanding of moral life? How do these enter into the construction of our collective political imagination? What of our lives is left unarticulated, and how might philosophy contribute to bringing it into view?
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Teaching

Spring 2021

  • PHIL-220 Moral Philosophy

  • PHIL-220 Moral Philosophy

  • PHIL-403 20th Century Philosophy

Summer 2021

  • PHIL-120 Do the Right Thing

Fall 2021

  • PHIL-220 Moral Philosophy

  • PHIL-220 Moral Philosophy

  • PHIL-402 Nineteenth Cent European Phil