Research Interests: 19th-Century European Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Critical Theory, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy and Film, Philosophy and Literature, and Genocide Studies
Current Course Schedule
- PHIL 331-500. Philosophy of Religion. TR 9:35-10:50. YMCA 115
- PHIL 332-500. Social and Political Philosophy. TR 12:45-2:00. Jack E. Brown Chem Engn 102
Office Hours: R 2:15-3:15, by appointment
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, Penn State University, and, since 2006, Texas A&M University, where he is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities and Affiliate Professor of Film Studies and Religious Studies. He currently serves the University as Arts & Humanities Fellow, A.I. and Manet Schepps Foundation Teaching Fellow, Convener of the Working Group in Social, Cultural, and Political Theory, Liberal Arts Representative to the Faculty Senate, and President of Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a core faculty member in the recently established program in Philosophy for Children (P4C Texas).
Conway has lectured and published widely on topics in 19th Century Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Theory, Philosophy and Film, Philosophy and Literature, and Philosophy of Religion. He is the author of three books, the editor or co-editor of thirteen volumes, and the author of more than 100 articles in scholarly journals and edited collections. To date he has delivered 225 invited lectures and conference papers, including plenary presentations on five continents. His current research projects include a book-length interpretation of Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling; a re-appraisal of Nietzsche’s teaching of the “death of God”; a study of Marx’s 18th Brumaire; a reconsideration of Hannah Arendt’s report on the Eichmann trial; an investigation of the theme of despair in late modern philosophy and literature; an appreciation of the novels of JM Coetzee; and an examination of Rembrandt’s evolving depictions of Abraham. He also enjoys lecturing and publishing on the philosophical themes that inform popular films in the genre of science fiction. His research has been supported by competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (declined), the Oregon Humanities Center, the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, the National Humanities Center, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Centre for Research in Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Penn State University, the USC Shoah Foundation, the TAMU Division of Research, and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University.
Conway is an Honorary Life Member of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society, a member of the Executive Committee of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society, co-General Editor of the Nietzsche Guides series with Edinburgh University Press, and a member of the Advisory Boards of Arendt Studies, Nietzsche-Studien, Nietzsche Online, and the Journal of Nietzsche Studies. He has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, University of Oregon, University of Warwick, the National Humanities Center, UMass Amherst, and Amherst College.
He is the proud father of two young feminists.