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Dr David Egan

David Egan


DPhil (Oxford); MA (University of Toronto); BA cum laude (Harvard)

Role or Position

Lecturer in Philosophy

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Academic Background

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, I have lived and/or studied in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. I finished a DPhil at Oxford in 2011 that looked at connections between the appeal to ordinary language in the work of Wittgenstein and Austin on the one hand, and continental philosophers such as Heidegger and Derrida on the other. I work on both sides of the analytic-continental divide in philosophy, and find that distinction to be rather unhelpful anyway. I lead a second life as a playwright, and my plays Tom's a-cold and Pork have both been produced in the UK.

Undergraduate Teaching

General Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Post-Kantian Philosophy, Later Wittgenstein

Research Interests

Wittgenstein and Heidegger mostly but with a growing interest in the philosophy of literature and animal studies

Publications include

 'Pictures in Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy'. Philosophical Investigations 34 (1), 2011
'Das Man and Distantiality in Being and Time'. Inquiry 55 (3), 2012
Wittgenstein and Heidegger: forthcoming collection of essays co-edited with Stephen Reynolds and Aaron James Wendland


Hobbies: Theatre, Hiking, Travel, Piano, Ice Hockey

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