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  • Daniel Rodriguez-Navas

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy


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    Daniel Rodriguez-Navas


    Daniel Rodriguez-Navas works at the intersection of ethics and the history of philosophy. His interest in ethics lies both on theoretical and meta-theoretical questions about the nature of normativity, and on more concrete questions concerning what many think of as mechanisms of exclusion and what the best strategies for dismantling them might be. His historical interests center around the 19th and 20th-century European tradition. His work on the history of philosophy has centered around Nietzsche's views about values and his genealogical approach to morality, and on Foucault’s work on ethics and his views about subjectivity and autonomy. More recently, Daniel has developed an interest in narrative approaches to selfhood, insofar as these offer the conceptual resources to move away from the individualist conception of selfhood that has been dominant in the ethical tradition. He has also been working on an article on the politics of narrative film.


    Degrees Held

    PhD 2016, University of Chicago

    Master II (DEA), 2005, Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I)

    Mastre I (Maîtrise) 2004, Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)

    Recent Publications

    Articles and Book Chapters

    Psychology, Physiology, Medicine: The Perspectivist Intrpretation of Nietzsche's "On the Genealogy of Morality." The Monist, Volume 105, Issue 4, October 2022, pp. 487-506.

    Immanence, Transcendence and Neutrality in Nietzsche’s Genealogical Critique of Morality. Critique in German Philosophy, Acosta, M.D. and McQuillan, C., eds., 2018.  

    Foucault’s Change of Attitude toward Psychology in 1953. Selections from the First Annual Meeting of the Historical Epistemology Research Group, Vagelli et Moya Diez, eds., Presses de la Sorbonne, France. 2017.  

    Does Consciousness Necessitate Self-Awareness? Consciousness and Self-Awareness in Sartre’s The Transcendence of the Ego. Pre-reflexive Consciousness. Sartre and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind. Preyer, Miguens, Morando, eds. Routledge. 2015.  

    "Transcendental Imaginations: From the Phenomenological Breakthrough to the Copernican Revolution." Revue Alter, No 14. 2006. [in French] 


    "Reduction, Construction, Destruction – of a Three-Way Dialogue: Natorp, Husserl and Heidegger." Jean-Francois Courtine (Daniel R. Rodriguez Navas and Karl Hefty, translation). Philosophiques. Vol. 36, no. 2. 2009.  

    Research Interests

    19th and 20th-century European philosophy, value theory, ethics, normativity, agency, philosophy of film

    Awards And Honors

    Creating Connections Consortium and Middlebury College, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016

    Current Courses

    Independent Study
    GPHI 6990, Summer 2024

    Future Courses

    Ind Senior Project
    LPHI 4990, Fall 2024, Spring 2025

    Independent Study
    LPHI 3950, Spring 2025

    Independent Study
    GPHI 6990, Fall 2024, Spring 2025

    GPHI 6780, Spring 2025

    Philosophy and Film
    LPHI 2017, Spring 2025

    Past Courses

    Foucault and Critique
    GPHI 6152, Fall 2023

    Ind Senior Project
    LPHI 4990, Fall 2023, Spring 2024

    Independent Study
    GPHI 6990, Fall 2023, Spring 2024

    Independent Study
    LPHI 3950, Spring 2024

    Prospectus Seminar
    GPHI 6548, Fall 2023

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