Larrimore, Mark

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Mark Larrimore
PhD, Religion, Princeton University;
BA, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Worcester College, Oxford
Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Profile:
The study of religion and liberal education are indispensable to each other because religion is so often illiberal and liberals so often anti-religious.
Courses Taught:
  • Theorizing Religion
  • Cultures of the Religious Right
  • Exploring Religious Ethics
  • The Book of Job
  • Religion and Democracy
  • Religious Geography of New York
  • Secularism at the Crossroads
  • Religion and Theater
Recent Publications:
  • “Religion and the promise of happiness,” Social Research 77/2 (Summer 2010): 569-94
  • “Theodicy, Disenchantment, and Confucianism’s Place in the Theory of Religion” (in Chinese translation), Cross-cultural Perspectives on East Asian Religious Traditions: A Dialogue, ed. Huang Kuan-min (Contemporary Confucianism Series 25) (Taipei, Taiwan: Academia Sinica Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, 2010), 7-35
  • “The unwearable lightness of being? Baxter’s cloak for a secular age” and other contributions, Belief Systems (New School Religion-Fashion Seminar zine, 2012)
  • “Unsettled: On teaching about Aboriginal Australian religion in an American liberal arts college,” Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature (December 2012), 223-28
  • The Book of Job: A Biography (Princeton University Press, 2013)
  • “Antinomies of Race: Diversity and Destiny in Kant,” in Naming Race, Naming Racisms, ed. Jonathan Judaken, 2009 
  • "Evil as Privation: Seeing Darkness, Hearing Silence,” in Deliver Us from Evil, ed. M. David Eckel and Bradley L. Herling, 2008  
  • The German Invention of Race, edited with Sara Eigen (SUNY Press), 2006
  • “Evil” and “Theodicy” in New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, 2005
  • “Ethical challenges and dangers of mésologie: Watsuji Tetsurô between stasis and contingency,” in Modernity in Milieux and Technique, ed. Nobuo Kioka, 2005
  • “Evil and wonder in early modern philosophy,” in Teaching New Histories of Philosophy, ed. J. B. Schneewind, 2004
  • The Problem of Evil: A Reader (Blackwell), 2001
Office Location:
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
65 West 11th Street, Room 454
New York, NY  10011
Office Hours:
Tues. 2-4 & by appointment
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5100 x2234

Email:
larrimom@newschool.edu

Research Interests:
The problems of evil and good; historicity of concepts of religion and ethics; race, religion and ethics in Kant; Watsuji Tetsuro
Professional Affiliations:
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Japan Ethics Association (Nihon Rinri Gakkai)
Awards and Honors:
  • 2005, Distinguished Teaching Award, New School University


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