Research Interests: 19th-Century European Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, American Philosophy, and Philosophy of Literature, Philosophy and Film
Current Course Schedule
- PHIL 376-500. Philosophy, Film, and Evil. TR 12:45-2:00. YMCA 109
- PHIL 414-900. Seventeenth-Century Philosophy. TR 9:35-10:50. YMCA 115
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, The Pennsylvania State University, and Texas A&M University, where he is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities with affiliate appointments in Religious Studies and Film Studies. He currently serves the University as Arts & Humanities Fellow, Director of the Continental Philosophy Initiative, Convener of the Working Group in Social, Cultural, and Political Theory, and President of Phi Beta Kappa.
Conway has lectured and published widely on topics in 19th Century Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature, Philosophy and Film, and Philosophy of Religion. To date he has delivered 212 invited lectures and conference papers, including invited presentations on five continents. He is the author of three books, the editor or co-editor of fourteen volumes, and the author of more than 100 articles, essays, and entries to scholarly journals, edited volumes, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. His current research projects include a book-length interpretation of Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling; a re-examination of Nietzsche’s teaching of the “death of God”; an investigation of the conservation of evil; commentaries on Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morality and Ecce Homo; a study of Marx’s 18th Brumaire; a reconsideration of Hannah Arendt’s report on the Eichmann trial; and an examination of Rembrandt’s depictions of Abraham. His research has been supported by competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oregon Humanities Center, the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (declined), 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, and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University.
He is an Honorary Life Member of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society, a member of the Executive Committee of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society, a member of the Advisory Boards of Nietzsche Online and the Journal of Nietzsche Studies, 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, UMass Amherst, and Amherst College.
He is the proud father of two young feminists.