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Michael P. Hodges

Professor of Philosophy

Research Area

Professor Hodges works in the areas of Wittgenstein, American Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and Philosophy of Education.

Current Research

Recent projects include a series of papers on transcendence and a book on philosophy of education.

Recent Courses

Professor Hodges regularly teaches courses in American Philosophy, Wittgenstein, and Philosophy of Religion.

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Wittgenstein, American, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Education

Representative publications

"Faith: Themes from Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche," in Wittgenstein and The Philosophy of Religion Robert Arrington and Mark Addis, eds. (Routledge, 2001).

Thinking in the Ruins Wittgenstein and Santayana on Contingency, with John Lachs (Vanderbilt University Press 2000).

"Religion without Transcendence," in Religion without Transcendence, D.Z. Phillips and Tim Tessin, eds. (St. Martin Press 1997).

"The Status of Ethical Judgment in Philosophical InvestigationsPhilosophical Investigations (1994).

"The Ontological Project Considered: The Displacement of Theoretical By Practical Unity", The Southern Journal of Philosophy (Spring, 1992).