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Philosophy Faculty


Nathan Jun

Associate Professor and Coordinator

Ph.D. Purdue University (2008)

Nathan Jun specializes in 19th and 20th century philosophy and political philosophy, with special emphasis on the history of 19th and early 20th century radical philosophy. He has published articles and reviews in a variety of journals and is the author Anarchism and Political Modernity (2010) as well as the co-editor of Revolutionary Hope: Essays in Honor of William L. McBride (with Shane Wahl, 2013); Without Borders or Limits: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Anarchist Studies (with Jorell Melendez, 2013); Deleuze and Ethics (with Daniel Smith, 2011); and New Perspectives on Anarchism (with Shane Wahl, 2009). Dr. Jun is currently working on his second monograph, tentatively entitled The Immortal Idea: An Intellectual History of Anarchism.

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Lucy Schultz

Lucy Schultz

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Oregon (2014)

Lucy Schultz received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Oregon in June 2014 and her MA in philosophy and the arts from SUNY Stony Brook in 2007. A native Iowan, she began her studies in philosophy and art as an undergraduate at Luther College where she developed interests in the history of philosophy, world religions, and various artistic practices. In 2010 Schultz spent two months as a resident researcher at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture in Nagoya, Japan, working on a manuscript comparing the dialectical methods of G. W. F. Hegel and Kitaro Nishida which was the topic of her master’s thesis. Her current research interests revolve around questions pertaining to aesthetics and the philosophy of nature as they are developed within the traditions of German idealism, phenomenology, and modern Japanese philosophy. Her dissertation Creative Climate: East-West Perspectives on Art, Nature, and the Expressive Body examines conceptions of genius and artistic expression in order to illuminate the significance art has for understanding the human’s relationship to nature. By exploring how the relationship between art and nature has been conceived by 19th and 20th century European and Japanese philosophers, Schultz offers a way of thinking about artistic expression that recognizes the active, expressive character of artistic media and, more broadly, nature itself. Her work has appeared in journals such as Philosophy East and West and Environmental Philosophy.

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