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Faculty Profile: Matthew Waldschlagel

 

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Matthew Waldschlagel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
 
Office: Trinity 114
Office Hours: 
By appointment
 
Education:
Doctor of Philosophy, Philosophy, University of Kansas
Master of Arts, Philosophy, Kent State University
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, University of New Hampshire
 
Biography: 
When I was an undergraduate student, I enrolled in a philosophy course on a friend’s recommendation. After the first few weeks in the course, I was hooked. I kept taking philosophy courses because they were the most interesting courses that I could find. I became fascinated with the way in which philosophical thinking examines deeply held assumptions, achieves clarity and insight, and promotes self-knowledge. As a philosophy professor, in the classroom I aim to carry on the tradition of active learning, exploration, and critical thinking from which I learned. I’m happy to share with students what first excited me about philosophy and what continues to fascinate me today.
 
Favorite Quote or Motto:
“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” -Immanuel Kant
 
Courses Taught at Anna Maria: 
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Health Care Ethics
 
Research Interests:
Ethics, social and political philosophy, and the history of philosophy. 
 
Publications:
“How Not to Think about Forgiveness,” Social Philosophy Today, forthcoming.
 
“Arrow’s Theorem and the Defense of Democracy,” Southwest Philosophy Review, Volume 26, No. 2 (July, 2010): 109-118.
 
“The Question of the Self-Refuting Character of Protagorean Relativism in the Theaetetus,” Auslegung, Volume 28, No. 1 (Spring/Summer, 2006): 45-58.