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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 DostalRobert Dostal

Rufus Jones Professor of Philosophy and Religion; Department Chair

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Office: Thomas 148
Phone: 610.526.5063

Email: rdostal@brynmawr.edu

Office Hours: 
Monday 3:00 - 4:30; Thursday 1:30 - 2:30; and by appointment

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