John Brittingham

Dr. John Brittingham

Instructor in Philosophy & Religion & the Director of McAllaster Scholars Honors Program

Year Started at GU: 2011
Email: john.brittingham@greenville.edu
Areas of Responsibility:

Director of McAllaster Scholars Honors Program

Education:

Ph.D, Philosophy, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2014)
M.A., Philosophy, Boston College (2009)
B.A., Philosophy, Theology, Literature, Greenville College (2006)

I love teaching. I love music. I love just about all things pop culture. But mostly I love getting to engage with college students about the big questions of life, the universe, and everything.

Courses

PHIL 201 Major Issues in Philosophy
PHIL 250: History of Philosophy I
PHIL 251: History of Philosophy II
PHIL 280: Logic
PHIL 265: Philosophy of Aesthetics
PHIL 330 Ethics
PHIL 350 Topics in Global Philosophy

 

Publications and Presentations

“Introduction: The Body as Problematic, the Body as Theme” in This Is My Body: Philosophical Reflections on the Body in a Wesleyan Spirit. Co-Editor w/ Christina Smerick. Pickwick Publications (forthcoming)

“Sign and Economy” in Gift and Economy, edited by Eric Severson, Cambridge Scholars Press 2012. ISBN: 978-1443833837

Presentations:

“Four on the Floor: Phenomenology, Liturgy, Music” at the Wesleyan Philosophical Society Annual Meeting, March 5, 2015.

“Body and Method: Merleau-Ponty on Institution” at the Society for Christian Philosophers/Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology Joint Conference, March 29, 2014.

“My Body for Others: On Intersubjectivity” at the Wesleyan Philosophical Society Annual Meeting, March 5, 2014.

“Embodying Liturgical Knowledge” at the Wesleyan Philosophical Society Annual Meeting, March 21, 2013.

“Celebrity as the Sickness Unto Death” at Bowling Green Popular Culture Annual Conference, Bowling Green University, March 30th, 2012.

“Intricacies of the Flesh: Incarnate Experience in Levinas and Merleau-Ponty” at the Wesleyan Philosophical Society Annual Meeting, March 2, 2012

“Intricacies of the Flesh: Incarnate Experience in Levinas and Merleau-Ponty” at the American Philosophical Association Central division Meeting, February 16th, 2012

“From Sensus Communis to Social Imaginary” for the 2011 Society for Ricoeur Studies Annual Conference, Philadelphia PA, October 2011

Professional Affiliations

Wesleyan Philosophical Society (2nd Vice President)
Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology
Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

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