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Anthony  DeSantis

Anthony DeSantis

Anthony DeSantis
Postdoctoral Instructor


Office: FAO



Ph.D. University of South Florida, 2011, and M.A. in Humanities at Rollins College, 2003. He joined the Philosophy Department at USF as Postdoctoral Instructor in August of 2011 after having taught at Valencia Community College and Pasco-Hernando Community College. His central research interests are in the history of early modern philosophy and philosophy of religion with a focus on the relations between philosophy, science, and theology in society. He has written book reviews and several journal and encyclopedia articles. He is currently working on a book delineating the chief arguments of Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise. He has taught a variety of courses -- a Capstone Philosophy course, Modern Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Bioethics, Introduction to Humanities, Comparative Religion, and several courses at the USF Honors College.  He has served on the Women’s Status Committee, a Presidential Advisory Committee, at the University of South Florida, and was awarded a fellowship to Princeton University Master Class in the History of Philosophy Sponsored by The Journal of the History of Philosophy to study Hobbes and Spinoza with Princeton Philosophy Department Stuart Professor of Philosophy, Daniel Garber.  His chapter on the Enlightenment and the Counter-Enlightenment for The Ashgate Companion to the Radical Enlightenment will be published in 2015.