Dr. Zenzinger has most recently been interested in the Philosophy of Literature and is working on projects connected to David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest and the relationship between George Eliot and Nietzsche. A generalist, he teaches courses in the history of philosophy, political philosophy, feminist thought, ethics, the philosophy of sport, as well as courses for first year students and courses in the integrative core (most recently a course on disasters).
Ph.D., University of Kansas
M.A., Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
B.A., St. John's College
Research & Scholarship
My interests in philosophy include the history of philosophy, particularly the ancient and modern periods, political philosophy, ethical theory, feminist thought, analytic philosophy, the philosophy of literature, and broadly the interrelationships between philosophy and other disciplines. I have a strong interest in the work of John Rawls and his critics, which was the topic of my dissertation; most recently I've begun a study of the work of Spinoza.