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Philosophy and World Religions

Faculty: Margaret Holland

Associate Professor of Philosophy

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"I was an English major in college and became interested in Philosophy when I joined a reading group after graduation. I find Philosophy infinitely interesting. I'm drawn to the questions philosophers raise, as well as the examination of common assumptions, and the rigorous and systematic arguments philosophers develop. Since I see Philosophy as a conversation that has been going on for centuries, in my classes I focus on careful reading of classic texts and student discussion. My greatest pleasure in the classroom comes from students raising questions and actively engaging with the topics we are discussing."

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(319) 273-5975


PhD, Philosophy, State University of New York

MA, Philosophy, Boston College

BA, English, Boston College

Research and Teaching Interests:

ethical theory, moral psychology, ancient philosophy, philosophy of art

Regularly Taught Classes: Ethics, History of Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Art, Philosophy: The Art of Thinking
Most Recent Publication: "Social Convention and Neurosis as Obstacles to Moral Freedom" in Iris Murdoch, Philosopher. Justin Broackes, editor. Oxford University Press.