John M. Rose

Professor of Philosophy

Van Meter


Ph.D. Georgetown University, 1986
B.A. Loyola University of Maryland, 1975

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Phenomenology (especially Heidegger and also Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Levinas) Gadamerian Hermeneutics, Nietzsche, Derridian Deconstruction, Existentialism, 18th and 19th century Continental Thought (Kant, Hegel, Fichte, Schelling, Kierkegaard), Ancient Greek Philosophy (Presocratics, Plato, and Aristotle), Late Classical Philosophy, Neoplatonism, Philosophy of Time, Philosophy of Theater, Metaphysics.

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

"To Become a Perplexed Knower: The Paradox of Learning and Unlearning in Plato's Meno," Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Fordham University, Lincoln Center, New York, NY, October 17, 2009.

"The Dionysian Finitude of the Question: Heidegger's Enactment of Thinking in Time," Philosophy Today, Phenomenology and Crisis: Tradition and Responsibility in Husserl and Heidegger,  Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Continental Philosophy, Edited by Peg Birmingham and Leonard Lawlor,Vol. 53, SPEP Supplement 2008.

"The Die Is Cast: Boundaries of Time, Boundaries of Space," Earth Ways: Framing Geographical Meaning, edited by Gary Backhaus & John Murungi, Lexington Books, 2004.

"Multiple Truths and Multiple Narratives: Nietzsche's Perspectivism and the Narrative Structure of The Alexandria Quartet," Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World, edited by Anna Lillios, Susquehanna University Press, 2004. 

"Athens, Alexandria, Jerusalem: Heidegger and Levinas on The Other and the City," in Tensional Landscapes: The Dynamics of Boundaries and Placements, edited by Gary Backhaus & John Murungi, Lexington Books, 2003.