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MARK D. GEDNEY

Associate Professor and Chair

Frost 312

978-867-4867

mark.gedney@gordon.edu

 

  • B.A. Gordon College

  • M.Litt. University of Edinburgh

  • Ph.D. Boston University

INTRODUCTION

I am a native New Englander who has been teaching philosophy at Gordon College for eleven years. After completing a BA in Philosophy from Gordon College, where my senior thesis focused on the continuity of Wittgenstein's early and later work, I returned to the east coast of Scotland where I had spent my junior year and continued my work on Wittgenstein. While finishing an M.Litt. with a thesis entitled, Wittgenstein and a Social Theory of Knowledge, I began studying Hegel with Stephen Houlgate and Derrida with John Llewelyn. I took up the study of Hegel first and wrote my Dissertion with Klaus Brinkmann and Alan Olson at Boston University on the relationship between Hegel's political and religious philosophy and his ontology.

Upon graduation I taught at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Boston University, and Bridgewater State College. I was also an Associate Coordinator for the 20th World Congress of Philosophy held in Boston in 1998. In the fall of 1998, I began teaching in the philosophy department at Gordon College. I became an Associate Professor in 2004 and took over the chair of the philosophy department in 2005.

 

 

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