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 414-900. 19th Century Philosophy. TR 9:35-10:50. YMCA 115
- PHIL 376-500. Philosophy Film and Evil. TR 12:45-2:00. YMCA 109
Office Hours: R 2:15-3:30, 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. A former Head of Department, 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, Liaison to the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, Liberal Arts Representative to the Faculty Senate, Member of the Advisory Committee of the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, and Past President of the local chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a core faculty member in the Philosophy for Children initiative (P4C Texas).
Conway has lectured and published widely on topics pertaining to post-Kantian European philosophy, political theory, philosophy of religion, philosophy and literature, philosophy and film, American philosophy, aesthetics, and genocide studies. He has published seventeen books and more than 100 articles in scholarly journals and edited collections. To date he has delivered 230 academic lectures and conference papers, including invited presentations on six continents. 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 Southeastern Conference, and the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research. Here at Texas A&M University, he has received competitive grants from the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, the College of Liberal Arts, the Academy for the Visual Performing Arts, and the Office of the Dean of Faculties.
Conway currently serves the profession as a Delegate to the World Congress of Philosophy, as Liaison to the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society. He sits on the Advisory Boards of Arendt Studies, Basilíades, Symposion, Nietzsche-Studien, Nietzsche Online, and Monographien und Texte zur Nietzsche-Forschung (Walter de Gruyter). Along with a colleague from the UK, he edits a book series with Edinburgh University Press. A former Executive Editor of the Journal of Nietzsche Studies, he now serves as a member of its Advisory Board. To date, Conway has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, University of Oregon, University of Warwick, the National Humanities Center, UMass Amherst, Amherst College, and the University of Southern California. In 2014 he was named Honorary Life Member of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society.
He is the proud father of two young feminists.