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Richard Lynch

Richard A. Lynch teaches philosophy and women's studies at DePauw University.  He regularly teaches First Year Seminars (topics vary) and "Ethics and Business"; other recent courses have included "Introduction to Philosophy" and topics courses such as "Feminist Ethics" and "Foucault."  Prior to coming to DePauw, he taught at Boston College (where he earned his Ph.D.) and Wabash College. (He has also taught at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China.)  His current principal research projects focus on the ethics of care in feminist and Continental philosophical traditions; connections between philosopher Michel Foucault and such thinkers as Simone de Beauvoir, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Paul Tillich; and an exploration of Frederick Douglass' evolving understandings of freedom. His first book, Foucault's Critical Ethics, will be published by Fordham University Press (2015); his translation of Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel's The Death of Philosophy : Reference and Self-Reference in Contemporary Thought appeared in 2011 (Columbia University Press). He has also published scholarly articles on Hegel, Habermas, Bakhtin and others.