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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, and Courtesy Professor in the TAMU School of Law and the Bush School of Government and Public Service. A former Head of Department, he currently serves the University as Arts and Humanities Fellow, Liaison to the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, and Member in Residence (and Past President) of the local chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds leadership positions 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, American philosophy, political theory, aesthetics (especially film and literature), critical theory, ethics, religion, and genocide studies. Thus far, he has published seventeen books and more than 150 articles in scholarly journals and edited collections. To date, he has delivered more than 280 lectures and conference papers, including invited presentations on six continents. His research and teaching have been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, the Fulbright Specialist Program, the John Templeton Foundation, the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (declined), the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The American Philosophical Association, the National Humanities Center, the Oregon Humanities Center, the Centre for Research in Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick, the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Penn State University, the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton 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 Office of the Vice President for Faculty Affairs, Undergraduate Studies, the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Arts & Sciences, 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 serves on the Advisory Boards of Arendt Studies, Basilíade, Symposion, Nietzsche-Studien, Nietzsche Online, Monographien und Texte zur Nietzsche-Forschung (Walter de Gruyter), and Filozofia. He currently serves as a series co-editor for Edinburgh University Press and for Bloomsbury Academic. A former Executive Editor of the Journal of Nietzsche Studies, Conway now serves as a member of 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 Deakin University. In 2014 he was named an Honorary Life Member of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society.

He is the proud father of two young feminists.

Research Interests

  • Post-Kantian European Philosophy
  • Social & Political Philosophy
  • Aesthetics (especially Literature and Film)
  • Genocide Studies

Fall 2023 Course Schedule

  • PHIL 251.507 – Introduction to Philosophy. T, TH – 12:45-2:00 p.m. – YMCA 115
  • PHIL 376.500 – Philosophy, Film & Evil. T, TH – 9:35-10:50 a.m. – ILCB 233

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