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Charles  Guignon

Charles Guignon

Charles Guignon
Professor Emeritus


Office: FAO 213
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Ph.D. University of California , Berkeley , 1979. Joined the USF Philosophy Department in 2001 after teaching at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Vermont . Main interests are Continental Philosophy (Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Existentialism, Post-structuralism, with a specialization in Heidegger), philosophical study of psychology and psychotherapy theories, and recent thought on the self and related matters (Charles Taylor, Bernard Williams, Alasdair MacIntyre, Paul Ricoeur, Michel Foucault, etc.). Authored two books, Heidegger and the Problem of Knowledge (1983) and On Being Authentic (2004), co-authored Re-envisioning Psychology (1999), edited the Cambridge Companion to Heidegger (2nd ed., 2006), The Good Life (1999), Dostoevsky's "The Grand Inquisitor" (1993) and The Existentialists (2004), and co-edited Richard Rorty (2003), Existentialism: Basic Writings (2nd ed., 2001), and Dostoevsky's "Notes from the Underground (2010). Currently working on a volume for the "Arguments of the Philosophers" series on Heidegger, and Existentialism: An Introduction for Polity Press. Teaching includes a course on philosophy in film and literature and a course titled "The Self: Philosophical and Psychological Approaches."