Dr. Todd Lavin

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Professor of Philosophy at Clarion University from 2006 to the present
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy: Purdue University, 1997
  • M.A. in Philosophy: City University of New York, 1992
  • B.A. in Philosophy: George Washington University, 1990

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Existentialism
  • Ethics
  • Freud and Philosophy
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Religions of the World
  • Philosophy Goes to the Movies

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Ancient Greek Philosophy with specific focus on the philosophy of Plato
  • Existentialism with specific focus on the philosophy of Martin Heidegger
  • Philosophical relevant of Freud and Psychoanalysis

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

Recent Presentations

  • "Aristotle on Megalopsychia and Happiness" presented at the 2nd Annual conference of the Pennsylvania Circle of Ancient Philosophy, Spring 2014
  • "Kant's Humanism" presented at the 2013 United Kingdom Kant Society, Heythrop College, University of London, Fall 2013
  • "Plato's Republic and the Allure of Democracy" at the 1st Annual conference of the Pennsylvania Circle of Ancient Philosophy, Spring 2013

Recent Publications:

  • "The Politics of Authentic Existence" in Existentialist Thinkers and Ethics, edited by Christine Daigle, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006
  • "Neo-Liberalism, The New Christian Right and the Desire for One's Own Oppression: The United States at the Turning Point," in Humanity at the   Turning Point: Rethinking Nature, Culture and Freedom, Renvall Institute for   Area and Cultural Studies, University of Helsinki, 2006

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Charles E. Gauss Prize for Excellence in Philosophy, awarded by George Washington University, 1990

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Membership in:

  • United Kingdom Kant Society
  • International Society for Universal Dialogue
  • North American Heidegger Society
  • Pennsylvania Circle for Ancient Philosophy
  • Interdisciplinary Association of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Last Updated 1/11/18