Christopher Penfield

Christopher PenfieldAssistant Professor of Philosophy
Member of the Student Advancement Committee

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B.A., Philosophy | Haverford College
M.A., Philosophy | The New School for Social Research
Ph.D., Philosophy | Purdue University

Professor Penfield is the co-editor of the book “Between Foucault and Derrida” (2016) and the author of several articles on, or related to, post-war French philosophy, including those appearing in “Foucault Studies” (2014), The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon (2014), “Tate Research” (2016) and “Understanding Foucault, Understanding Modernism” (2017). He is translating Gilles Deleuze’s 1985-1986 Foucault Seminars on a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant. Penfield’s primary research interests include the topics of political, social and ethical agency in the philosophical areas of modern and contemporary European philosophy (from Kant to the present) and critical theory (broadly construed). His philosophical and teaching interests also include the history of Western philosophy (especially ancient Greek and early modern philosophy), ethics, philosophy of art (particularly philosophy of literature and philosophy of painting), and philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology.

Please refer to Professor Penfield’s CV for more information.

Christopher Penfield is on leave for fall 2020.