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Daniel Conway

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Ph.D., Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, 1985


A native of Terre Haute, Indiana, Daniel Conway received his BA in Philosophy and Economics from Tulane University and his PhD in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego. He has held faculty appointments at Stanford University, Harvard University, Penn State University, and, since 2006, Texas A&M University, where he is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Affiliate Professor of Religious Studies and Film Studies, Courtesy Professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service, and Courtesy Professor in the School of Law. A former Head of Department, he currently serves the University as TAMU Arts & Humanities Fellow, Convener of the Working Group in Social, Cultural, and Political Theory, Liaison to the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, Glasscock Research Fellow in the Humanities, and member of the Executive Committee of the local chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a core faculty member in the Philosophy for Children initiative (P4C Texas) and the Space Governance Research Group.

Conway has lectured and published widely on topics in post-Kantian European philosophy, political theory, philosophy of religion, philosophy and literature, philosophy and film, American philosophy, and genocide studies. His research and teaching have been supported by competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (declined), the Oregon Humanities Center, the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, the National Humanities Center, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The American Philosophical Association, the John Templeton Foundation, the Centre for Research in Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Penn State University, the Southeastern Conference, and the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research. Here at Texas A&M University, he has received competitive grants from the Office of the President, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, the College of Liberal Arts, the Mays Innovation Research Center, the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, the European Union Center, and the Office of the Dean of Faculties.

Conway currently serves the profession as a member of the Mellon Philosophy as a Way of Life Network, as Liaison to the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society. He sits on the Advisory Boards of Arendt Studies, Basilíade, Symposion, Nietzsche-Studien, Nietzsche Online, and Monographien und Texte zur Nietzsche-Forschung (Walter de Gruyter). Along with a colleague in the UK, he edits a book series for Edinburgh University Press. A former Executive Editor of the Journal of Nietzsche Studies, he now serves on its Advisory Board. To date, he has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, University of Oregon, University of Warwick, the National Humanities Center, UMass Amherst, Amherst College, and the University of Southern California. In 2014 he was named an Honorary Life Member of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society.

Conway is the proud father of two young feminists.

Research Interests

  • Post-Kantian European Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy
  • Critical Theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Philosophy and Film
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Genocide Studies
  • Philosophy of Religion

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