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Scott Davidson

Program Director

Teaching Interests

Dr. Davidson is also a professor in the Department of Philosophy. He has taught about twenty different courses covering a broad range of topics. His teaching responsibilities at WVU include the areas of ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of law. He is interested in the question posed by Paul Ricoeur concerning how to live “the good life, with and for others, within just institutions.” And he is especially interested in questions about the relationship between the values of economic markets and other forms of valuing, which ultimately boils down to the question, “Should everything be for sale?” He is especially interested in mentoring pre-law students who are studying philosophy with the goal of pursuing a career in law. In the future, he hopes to develop seminar courses focused on specific figures of interest, such as Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Judith Butler.

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