Faculty Profile

John Izzi, PhD

Professor of Philosophy

Licence es lettres, Maitrise, Doctorat, Universite de Paris-Sorbonne
B.A. Fordham University

Areas of Expertise:

I am a specialist in European philosophy from the 19th century to the present (especially Heidegger and Nietzsche).  I am also interested in the thought of Spinoza, Plotinus and Emerson.

Courses I Teach:

  • Heidegger
  • Nietzsche
  • Philosophy of Human Existence
  • Spinoza
  • Senior Seminar

An introductory course focusing on freedom, desire, and philosophy as a way of life.

I wrote "Proximity in Distance: Levinas and Plotinus," in Levinas and the Ancients (Indiana University Press, 2008). I have a forthcoming article on Spinoza and am currently writing on the non-identifiable aspect of our self and the world.   

Fulbright Scholar

Doctorat: Highest Honors

Life Off Campus:

I enjoy art exhibits, exercise and travel. I live in Paris when the College is not in session.

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