David Dudrick

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David Dudrick

George Carleton Jr. Professor of Philosophy

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  • BA, Franklin and Marshall College
  • PhD, University of Notre Dame

I teach courses in existentialism, recent continental philosophy, and philosophy of religion.  I also teach CORE 152: The Challenge of Modernity.

Continental Philosophy and the Philosophy of Religion

I'm interested in the relationship between philosophy and the Christian faith, the viability of naturalism as a world view, how Nietzsche has influenced Foucault and Heidegger, and the ways in which existentialism is relevant in contemporary philosophy and modern life.

  • The Soul of Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (with Maudemarie Clark) 
  • Beyond Good and Evil” in J. Richardson (ed.), Oxford Companion to Nietzsche. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming. (with Clark)
  • “Nietzsche on the Will: A Reading of BGE 19” in K. Gemes and S. May (eds.), Nietzsche on Autonomy and Freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. (with Clark)
  • “Nietzsche and Moral Objectivity: The Development of Nietzsche’s Metaethics” in B. Leiter and N. Sinhababu (eds.), Nietzsche and Morality. Oxford: Oxford University Press, April 2007.  (with Clark)
  • “The Shameful Wisdom” in International Studies in Philosophy, Volume 38, Number 3, 2007. “The Naturalisms of Beyond Good and Evil” in K. Ansell Pearson (ed.), A Companion to Nietzsche. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2005. (with Clark)
  • “Foucault, Butler, and the Body” in European Journal of Philosophy, Volume 13, Number 2, August 2005, pp. 226-246.
  • “Nietzsche’s Post-Positivism” in European Journal of Philosophy, Volume 12, Number 3, December 2004, pp. 369-385. (with Clark)
  • “Are Coerced Acts Free?” in American Philosophical Quarterly, Volume 32, Number 2, April 1995, pp 109-123. (with Michael J. Murray)