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Joseph Harroff Professorial Lecturer Philosophy and Religion

Joseph Harroff
CAS | Philosophy/Religion
Main Campus
Office Hours (Fall 2021)
Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 (via Zoom) and by appointment
Ph.D. University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
M.A. Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, People's Republic of China
B.A Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana

Joseph Harroff teaches philosophy and religion. His primary research interests are in the field of intercultural comparative philosophy, Chinese philosophy, American pragmatism, and methods of philosophical translation. He has recently finished translating Zhao Tingyang's The Tianxia System as a Possible World: Reimagining Visions of Global Order from the Past and for the Future (Forthcoming from University of California Press) and is currently working on a monograph that creatively reconstructs a non-foundational and anti-individualistic conception of personal agency, family-experience, moral imagination, social solidarity, and convivial cosmopolitanism drawing from early Confucian sources and more recent theoretical interlocutors.
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Spring 2024

  • PHIL-120 Do the Right Thing

  • PHIL-211 Intro to Asian Philosophy

  • PHIL-211 Intro to Asian Philosophy