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Department of Philosophy
Thomas Hall, Bryn Mawr College
101 No. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

610-526-5332
fax: 610-526-7479

Robert Dostal

Rufus Jones Professor of Philosophy and Religion; Department Chair

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Robert Dostal

Office: Thomas 148
Office Hours: 
On leave Fall 2014
Phone: 610.526.5063

Email: rdostal@brynmawr.edu

 

Specialization: Kant and contemporary European philosophy, especially phenomenology and hermeneutics
 
Robert Dostal has taught at Bryn Mawr since 1980. He is the Rufus Jones Professor of Philosophy and Religion. Although he specializes in Kant and contemporary European philosophy, especially phenomenology and hermeneutics, he takes a great interest in classical Greek thought. He is also concerned with history and philosophy of science and technology, especially as it relates to ethics and politics. Among Dostal's published works are articles on Kant, the theory of interpretation, Plato, Heidegger's politics, and Gadamer's hermeneutics. He is editor of The Cambridge Companion to Gadamer (2002) and co-editor of Phenomenology on German Idealism, Hermeneutics and Logic (2000).


Courses Regularly Taught:

Historical Introduction to Philosophy: Ancient

Historical Introduction to Philosophy: Modern

Science, Technology, and the Good Life

Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy

Kant

Plato: Early and Middle Dialogues

Plato: Later Dialogues

Phenomenology: Heidegger and Husserl
               Fall 2013 Syllabus

curriculum vitae