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Ian Rhoad
(202) 885-2493
CAS - Philosophy and Religion
Office Hours (Fall 2021)
Thursdays 11:00-3:00 (via Zoom) and by appointment
PhD, The New School for Social Research

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?


Spring 2023

  • PHIL-120 Do the Right Thing

  • PHIL-631 Topics Modern Moral Problems: Life With Concept Human Rights

Summer 2023

  • PHIL-120 Do the Right Thing

Fall 2023

  • HNRS-050 Honors Supplement: Hegel Phenomenology of Spirit

  • PHIL-120 Do the Right Thing

  • PHIL-380 Colloquium in Philosophy: Plato on Love and Desire

  • PHIL-411 Modern European Movements: Hegel Phenomenology of Spirit