Centre College Faculty
Daniel Kirchner• Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Office: Crounse Hall—436
Kirchner came to Centre in 2009 as a Visiting Lecturer of Philosophy and began as Assistant Professor of Philosophy in 2010. Prior to completing his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Indiana University in 2010, he received a B.A. in International Relations and German at the Johns Hopkins University, and completed a Masters of Theological Studies at Harvard University.
Kirchner specializes in ethics and 19th-century philosophy, and on Hegel's use of ancient views of the self in his ethics in particular. He teaches a range of courses including humanities, philosophy of religion, introduction to ethics, biomedical ethics, ethical theory, 19th-century philosophy, and the ethics of food.
Kirchner recently published a paper entitled "Augustine's Use of Epicureanism: Three Paradigmatic Problems for a Theory of Friendship in the Confessions" in International Philosophical Quarterly (June 2010), and is currently researching a book manuscript on The Ethics of Food to accompany his course and the Ethics of Food Symposium he is organizing for April 2012.
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