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About Kenneth Knies

Kenneth Knies, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Philosophy and co-Program Director of the Great Challenges Minor: Scientific Literacy in the 21st Century.
I was born and raised in New York City, and did my undergraduate work at Brown University. After a yearlong stint in the Social and Political Thought program at Sussex University in England, I decided to pursue a doctorate in philosophy, which I received from Stony Brook University in 2010. Before joining the Sacred Heart faculty in 2011, I spent several years between Cologne, Germany and Leuven, Belgium tracking down Edmund Husserl’s philosophy (and enjoying all the beer, waffles and sausages my research-stipends would allow). I now do most of my thinking on I-95 and the Merritt, between New Haven and Fairfield, and, yes, I try to keep my eyes on the road.

Teaching responsibilities: My courses focus on the close reading of canonical texts in the history of philosophy. I hope my students will discover that the familiar thing we call “life” is an inexhaustible source of questions that deserve our careful attention.

My primary research focus is phenomenology. I am currently working on a book-length study of the relationship between transcendental and historical reflection in Husserl’s Crisis, as well as a shorter study on the nature of presuppositions. I also have interests in ancient philosophy and the differing approaches to transcendental subjectivity in the modern tradition.

Positions

September 2017 Present Associate Professor & Director Honors Living and Learning Community, Sacred Heart University Department of Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies
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20112017 Assistant Professor & Director Honors Living and Learning Community, Sacred Heart University Department of Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies
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Honors and Awards

  • Tenure & Promotion, 2017

Courses

  • Philosophy of Knowledge
  • Existentialism
  • Introduction to Phenomenology
  • Introduction to Philosophical Problems

Education

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Bachelors, Brown University
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Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook ‐ Philosophy
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Contact Information

Philosophy
Academic Bldg HC 126
College of Arts and Sciences
203-371-7806

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