D. Miyasaki, Ph.D.

Department:
Religion Philosophy & Classics
Title:
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Address:
Millett Hall 369, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Education:

B.A., 1997, The Colorado College

Ph.D., 2004, University of Toronto

 

Areas of Interest:

Continental Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Aesthetics

 

Recent Publications:

"Feeling, not Freedom: Nietzsche Against Agency." In Journal of Nietzsche Studies 47, no. 2 (2016): 256-74.

"The Equivocal Use of Power in Nietzsche's Failed Anti-Egalitarianism." Journal of Moral Philosophy 12, no. 1 (2015): 1-32.

"A Nietzschean Case for Illiberal Egalitarianism." In Nietzsche as Political Philosopher, edited by Barry Stocker and Manuel Knoll, 155-70. Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 2014.

"Nietzsche's Will to Power as Naturalist Critical Ontology." History of Philosophy Quarterly 30, no. 3 (2013): 251-69.

"Nietzsche’s Naturalist Morality of Breeding: A Critique of Eugenics as Taming." In Nietzsche and the Becoming of Life, edited by Vanessa Lemm, 194-213. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014.

"Nietzsche contra Freud on Bad Conscience." Nietzsche-Studien 39 (2010): 434-54.

 

Sample Undergraduate Course Topics and Readings:

Existentialism: Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Heidegger, Sartre, Ralph Ellison, Lews R Gordon, Simone de Beauvoir, Frantz Fanon, Camus

19th Century Philosophy: Hegel, Fichte, Feuerbach, Marx, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, James

20th Century European: Freud, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Simone Weil, Benjamin, Adorno, Deleuze, Foucault

Political Philosophy: Hobbes, Locke, Charles W Mills, Rousseau, Marx, JS Mill, Hannah Arendt, Nozick, Rawls, GA Cohen, Nancy Fraser

Philosophy of Art: Plato, Hume, Bell, Mary Devereaux, Karen Hansen, Collingwood, Tolstoy, Noël Carroll, George Dickie, Arthur Danto, Peggy Zeglin Brand, Martha Nussbaum

Big Questions (Introduction to Philosophy): Plato, Martin Luther King Jr, Hume, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Descartes, Zhuangzi, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Daniel Dennett, JL Mackie, Judith Jarvis Thomson, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Susan Wolf

Philosophy and Literature: Goethe, Schiller, Hoffmann, Büchner, Kafka, Mann, Brecht, Baudelaire, Lautréamont, Rimbaud, Artaud, Beckett, Ionesco

Philosophy and Film: Fritz Lang's Metropolis, Werner Herzog's Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Agnès Varda's Cléo 5 to 7, Jacques Tati's Mon Oncle, François Truffaut's 500 Blows, Pontecorvo's Battle of Algiers.

Big Questions (Introduction to Philosophy): Plato, Martin Luther King Jr, Hume, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Descartes, Zhuangzi, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Daniel Dennett, JL Mackie, Judith Jarvis Thomson, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Susan Wolf

 

Sample Graduate Courses, Master of Humanities Program:

The Philosophy and Literature of Crime: Poe, Doyle, Chesterton, Dostoyevsky, Agatha Christie, Susan Glaspell, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Chester Himes, Shirley Jackson

Ethics of Retribution—Torture, Terrorism, Punishment: Nietzsche, Freud, Kafka, Foucault, Thomas Nagel, Henry Shue, Philippa Foot, Igor Primoratz, COJ Coady, Michael Walzer, Virginia Held 

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