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Douglass, Scot Ray Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Douglass's research examines the multiple intersections of contemporary philosophy, literature, theology, psychology and literary theory with ancient Greek, Latin and Hebrew texts, as well as 19th-century Russian Literature. This includes questions of intertextuality, hermeneutics, aesthetics, epistemology and reception history. Concerned with a dialogical and inter-animating approach to reading ancient texts, Prof. Douglass reads together such thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Paul, the Rabbinic tradition, Augustine, the Cappadocian Fathers, Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Ricoeur, Levinas, Derrida, Badiou and Marion.

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  • hermeneutics, continental philosophy, Heidegger, Plato, Gregory of Nyssa, patristics, ancient philosophy, rhetoric, theology, biblical studies, Dostoevsky, literary theory, philosophical fiction

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Teaching

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  • EHON 1151 - Critical Encounters
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Explores critical, literary and philosophical approaches to the following related problems: 1) how we organize knowledge and construct meaning, and 2) how we locate a sense of self as both individuals and members of various groups amidst the resources and demands of competing interpretations, traditions challenges and circumstances. Department restriction, honors standing or instructor consent required.
  • EHON 3843 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Explores different important themes relative to the Engineering Honors Program. Check with department for specific semester topics. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HUEN 3100 - Advanced Humanities for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Explores what it means to be a fully human being:�through group discussion, closely examines individual works of culturally and historically significant philosophy, literature and art.�Includes extensive writing. Fulfills the College of Engineering & Applied Science writing requirement.�Department prerequisite: a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • HUEN 3843 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018
    Explores different important themes in the humanities, check with department for specific semester topics. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

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