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Lauren Weis Asst Professor Department of Philosophy & Religion

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(202) 885-2926 (Office)
CAS - Philosophy and Religion
Battelle Tompkins - T-12
Current Office Fall 2021, Battelle-Tompkins T22 (Most office hours held virtually this semester, email to request an appointment link)
PhD, Boston College
MA, University of Memphis

Favorite Spot on Campus
Walking around, admiring the beautiful campus gardens
Book Currently Reading
Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting
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.
See Also
Department of Philosophy and Religion
ISE3 - Initiative for STEM Education, Equity and Ethics
For the Media
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Spring 2022

  • PHIL-120 Do the Right Thing

  • PHIL-120 Do the Right Thing

  • PHIL-220 Moral Philosophy

Fall 2022

  • PHIL-120 Do the Right Thing

  • PHIL-120 Do the Right Thing

  • PHIL-400 Ancient Greek Philosophy

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

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