|Ph.D.||Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, 1985|
|B.A.||Philosophy, Tulane University, 1979|
|2006-||Texas A&M University|
|1989-2006||Penn State University|
Teaching and Research Interests
|19th-Century European Philosophy|
|Philosophy of Religion|
|Philosophy of Literature|
The History of Continental Philosophy, Volume II: Nineteenth-century Philosophy: Revolutionary Responses to the Existing Order, eds. Alan D. Schrift and Daniel Conway. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010; and London: Acumen, 2010. xv + 317 pp. “Introduction,” pp. 1-15.
“Life After the Death of God: Thus Spoke Nietzsche,” The History of Continental Philosophy, Volume II: Nineteenth-century Philosophy: Revolutionary Responses to the Existing Order, eds. Alan D. Schrift and Daniel Conway. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010; and London: Acumen Press, 2010, pp. 103-38.
“The Case of Wagner and Nietzsche contra Wagner,” A Companion to Friedrich Nietzsche: Life and Works, ed.Paul Bishop. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2012, pp. 285-307.
“Heeding the Law of Life: Receptivity, Submission, Hospitality,” forthcoming, Nietzsche and the Becoming of Life, ed. Vanessa Lemm. New York: Fordham University Press.
“Nietzsche’s Perfect Day: Elegy and Rebirth in Ecce Homo,” forthcoming, Nietzsche’s Ecce Homo, eds. Duncan Large and Nicholas Martin. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
“Who Murdered God?,” accepted for publication in Religion und Irrationalität. Historisch-systematische Perspektiven, ed. H. Schulz. Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr Verlag.
“The Last time I Saw Bob Solomon,” forthcoming, Journal of Nietzsche Studies.
“Nietzsche’s Immoralism and the Advent of ‘Great Politics’,” invited for publication in Nietzsche and Political Thought, ed. Keith Ansell Pearson. London: Continuum Books. Scheduled for publication in 2013.
Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling: A Critical Guide, ed. Daniel Conway. Contracted by Cambridge University Press for publication in 2014.
“The Knight of Morality,” in Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling: A Critical Guide, ed. Daniel Conway. Contracted by Cambridge University Press for publication in 2014.
“Representation and Response: The Case of Rembrandt’s Abraham.” Invited conference presentation, Art, Beauty, and Beyond. University of Texas, Austin, TX, February 2010.
“Easier Said Than Done: Beholding Nietzsche in Ecce Homo.” Plenary address, North Texas Philosophical Association. Denton, TX, April 2010.
“Who is Zarathustra’s Nietzsche?” Southwest Seminar in Continental Philosophy. Albuquerque, NM, May 2010.
“Bearing False Witness: Johannes de Silentio, Knight of Morality.” 6th International Kierkegaard Conference: Why Kierkegaard Still Matters. St. Olaf’s College, Northfield, MN, June 2010.
“‘The most terrible, most questionable, and perhaps also the most hopeful of all spectacles’: Reflections on Nietzsche's Stagecraft.” Plenary address, Nietzsche’s Post-Moralism. Southampton University, Southampton, U.K., July 2010.
“Life After the Death of God.” Invited lecture, McGill University Department of Philosophy. Montréal, Canada, September 2010.
Invited Discussant, Panel on “Knowledge and Political Interpretation.” Western Political Science Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 2011.
“Who’s Afraid of Abraham? Rembrandt, Kierkegaard and Levinas on the Aqedah.” North American Levinas Society Conference, College Station, TX, May 2011.
“Who Killed God? Atheism and the Irrational.” Invited conference presentation, Religion and the Irrational: Historical and Systematical Perspectives from Kant to Derrida. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, May 2011.
“The Knight of Morality.” Southwest Seminar in Continental Philosophy. Denver, CO, May 2011.
“The Global War on Error.” The 18th International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society, Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, Queen Mary College, University of London. London, UK, September 2011.
“Pseudonymity and Narrative Self-Creation: The Case of Johannes de silentio.” Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self. University of Hertfordshire, UK, November 2011.
“Revisiting the Death of God.” Invited lecture, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Amherst, MA, November 2011.
“Kierkegaard’s Critique of European Modernity.” Invited lecture, Philosophy Colloquium Series, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, January 2012.
“The Binding of Abraham: Revisiting Mt. Moriah with Rembrandt and Kierkegaard.” Invited lecture, Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Amherst, MA, February 2012.
“Who Murdered God? Diagnosing Nietzsche’s Madman.” Invited lecture, Pearl Lecture Series in Philosophy and Public Affairs, Suffolk University. Boston, MA, April 2012.
“Nothing Doing/Doing Nothing: Irony and Reflection in the Present Age.” Invited conference presentation, The Art and Politics of Irony, Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, McGill University, Montréal, Canada, April 2012.
“The Problem with Problema III: A Reconsideration of Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling.” Invited lecture, Department of Philosophy, University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS, April 2012.
“How the Story Ends: Reading Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morality.” Invited lecture, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston. Boston, MA, April 2012.
“Abraham Awakened: Reconsidering the Aqedah with Rembrandt, Kierkegaard, and Levinas.” 7th Annual Goldin Lecture in Religious Studies, Pomona College. Claremont, CA, April 2012.
“The Happiness of ‘Slight Superiority’: Kierkegaard and Nietzsche on Resentment.” Invited conference presentation, Kierkegaard and German Thought, Department of German and Scandinavian, University of Oregon. Eugene, OR, May 2012.
“Closing Time: The Good European or the Last European?” Invited conference presentation, Nietzsche and Political Theory, MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, University of Manchester. Manchester, UK, September 2012.
A native of Terre Haute, Indiana, Daniel Conway received his BA in Philosophy and Economics from Tulane University, and his PhD in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego. He has held faculty appointments at Stanford University, Harvard University, The Pennsylvania State University, and Texas A&M University, where he is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities with affiliate appointments in the Religious Studies program and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Social, Cultural, and Political Theory. He has lectured and published widely on topics pertaining to 19th Century Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature, and Philosophy of Religion. He is the author of three books, the editor or co-editor of twelve volumes, and the author of eighty philosophical articles and essays. His current research program includes a study of the “accidental materialism” that emerges in Marx’s 18th Brumaire,; an interpretation of Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling; an edited collection of new essays on Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling; an extended commentary on Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morality; a reconsideration of Nietzsche’s teaching of the “death of God”; a study of Nietzsche’s relationship with Richard Wagner; and an interpretation of the evolution of Rembrandt’s depictions of Abraham. His research has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oregon Humanities Center, the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), the National Humanities Center, the Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities at Harvard University, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Penn State University, and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society and a former Executive Editor of the Journal of Nietzsche Studies.He has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, University of Oregon, University of Warwick, the National Humanities Center, and Amherst College. He is the proud father of two young feminists.
Professor of Philosophy
Office: on leave
Office Hours: none
Current Course Schedule
On Leave 2011-2012