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Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Major Figures: Martin Heidegger, Michel Foucault
I am currently writing a book on Foucauldian methodology and metaphysics. Reading Foucault in light of Heidegger's project of beyng-historical thinking, I seek to free Foucault from the standard "political" reading and present his thought in its proper philosophical light.
20th C. Spanish Philosophy
Major Figures: Miguel de Unamuno, Jose Ortega y Gasset, Xavier Zubiri, Eugenio Trias
Although one should count Spanish philosophers inside of Continental philosophy more broadly, they are often excluded. My interest in Spanish philosophy focus primarily on philosophical anthropology and the philosophy of religion. I am writing a book on these themes, presenting Spanish philosophy as a needed corrective to the debates in the philosophy of religion.
Major Figures: Charles Sanders Peirce, Richard Rorty, Cornel West
American philosophy is the "glue" of my philosophical interests. I am particularly interested in the neopragmatist readings of Continental philosophy. I am writing a book on Cornel West's prophetic pragmatism and a co-written monograph (with Jacob Goodson) on prophetic pragmatism in general.