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Bruce Foltz

Professor of Philosophy

Bruce FoltzPhD, Pennsylvania State University

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Professor Foltz draws on the history of philosophy (especially Ancient Greek, Byzantine, and Russian Philosophy) and contemporary European methodologies (especially hermeneutics and phenomenology) in both his teaching and his writing to address issues in environmental philosophy and the philosophy of religion. He has published numerous articles on Heidegger, Russian and Byzantine philosophy, mysticism, and the philosophy of the natural environment, while contributing more than thirty articles to five encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy (Macmillan), the Dictionary of Continental Philosophy (Yale), and the Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity (Blackwell). He is author of Inhabiting the Earth: Heidegger, Environmental Ethics, and the Metaphysics of Nature (Humanities Press) and co-editor of Rethinking Nature: Essays in Environmental Philosophy (Indiana University Press). His forthcoming books include The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible  and an edited collection (with John Chryssavgis) entitled  Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation, both with Fordham University Press.   He has served regularly as Visiting Professor at the St Johns College Graduate Institute in Santa Fe, NM and he has founded or co-founded three professional societies (including the International Association for Environmental Philosophy and the Society for Nature, Philosophy, and Religion).  His writings have been translated into Greek, Arabic, Portuguese, and Russian.  He is also Director of the Senior Honors Program at Eckerd College.

Philosophy at Eckerd

Students of philosophy at Eckerd have extensive opportunities to encounter the wealth of the great ages of philosophy, as well as to gain a working knowledge of the most recent philosophical approaches.