Brian Harding, Ph.D.

Brian Harding portrait

Associate Professor, Core Undergraduate Faculty

Office: CFO 709
Phone: 940-898-2302
Fax: 940-898-2301
Email: bharding@twu.edu 

Education

  • Ph.D., 2005, Philosophy – Fordham University
  • M.A., 2002, Philosophy – Fordham University
  • B.A., 1999, Philosophy – University of Dallas

Courses Taught

Bioethics, Ethics, History and Systems of Psychology, Human Nature, Introduction to Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking

Research Interests

Moral and Political Philosophy, Phenomenology and Existentialism

Recent Publications

Books

  • Not Even a God can save us Now: Reading Machiavelli after Heidegger.  Montreal: McGill/Queens University Press, forthcoming 2017
  • Early Phenomenology: Metaphysics, Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion. (Eds. Brian Harding and Michael Kelly) London: Bloomsbury, 2016.
  • Augustine and Roman Virtue. London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2008.

Recent papers and chapters (since 2014)

  • “Introduction” in Early Phenomenology: Metaphysics, Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion. (Eds. Brian Harding and Michael Kelly) London: Bloomsbury, 2016.  1-12.
  • “José Ortega y Gasset’s Anti-Idealist Interpretation of Phenomenology” in Early Phenomenology: Metaphysics, Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion. (Eds. Brian Harding and Michael Kelly) London: Bloomsbury, 2016.  109-126.
  • “Object Oriented Ontology and José Ortega y Gasset’s Anti-Idealist Interpretation of Phenomenology” Southwest Philosophy Review 30.1 (2014) 169-176.
  • “The Old and the New Phenomenology of Religion,” The Heythrop Journal 55.4 (2014) 533-544.  (DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2265.2010.00667.x)

Recent Presentations (since 2014)

  • “Violence and the Sacred in the Memorials of Belfast,” Philosophy of the City Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Mexico City, Mexico, December 4-5, 2015 
  • “Killing Remus: Founding Violence in Machiavelli, Girard and Heidegger” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) 53rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 23-25, 2014
  • “René Girard on the Sacred Origin of Public Space” European Sociological Association: Sociology of Religion Research Network Bi-Annual Meeting, Belfast, Northern Ireland, September 3-5, 2014.
  • “Armed Prophets, Frenzied Crowds and Philosophers: Founding Violence in Machiavelli, Girard and Heidegger” North Texas Philosophical Association, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, April 3-5, 2014.

Recent Honors/Grants/Service (since 2014)

  • TWU Active Engagement Academy, Texas Woman’s University
  • LMS Discovery Pilot Project, Texas Woman’s University
  • Hybrid Instruction Project, Texas Woman’s University
  • Research Development Grant, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Texas Woman’s University
  • Travel Grant, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Texas Woman’s University
  • Faculty Senate
  • Faculty Spotlight Series Steering Committee
  • Program Review Committee
  • Undergraduate Council
  • University Curriculum Committee
  • Library Advisory Committee                                                                                                    
  • Undergraduate Program Committee