Barthold: Curriculum Vitæ

Education

  • Ph.D. (Philosophy), The Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, New York, NY, 2002.
  • M.A. (Philosophy), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., 1996.
  • M.C.S. (Theology), Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., 1993.
  • B.A. (Political Communication), George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1987, cum laude.

Dissertation  

  • "The Truth of Hermeneutics: The Self and Other in Dialogue in the Thought of Hans-Georg Gadamer," supervised by Richard J. Bernstein.

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, Gordon College, 2009-Present
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Gordon College, 2005-2009.
    • Pragmatism:  Prophets, Priests, Poets
    • Philosophy and Literature
  • External Scholar, "Symposium on Living Philosophers:  Richard Rorty," Siena College,    2005-2006.
    • Co-lead seminar
    • Supervise theses
  • Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Siena College, 2004.
    • Philosophy and the Human Being
    • Ethics
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Haverford College, 2001-2003.  
    • The Good and the Good Life:  An Introduction to Ethics
    • Tradition and Rationality:  Gadamer, Habermas, Rorty, and MacIntyre
    • Defining a Person:  Taylor, Frankfurt, Ricoeur, and Arendt
    • Dialogue and Conversation: Gadamer and Rort
    • Supervised senior theses
  • Dean's Fellow, Eugene Lang College, New School for Social Research, Spring 2001 and Spring 2002.
    • Confession as Apology:  Definitions of the Self
    • Is the Good Life Possible:  Philosophy and Literature in Dialogue

Other Teaching and Research Experience

  • Teaching Intern, Eugene Lang College, New School for Social Research, Spring 2000
    • Is the Good Life Possible:  Philosophy and Literature in Dialogue
  • Research Assistant for Richard J. Bernstein, Philosophy Department Chairperson, New School for Social Research, 1997-1999
  • Instructor, Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, Fall 1999
    • Philosophy Department Proseminar
  • Teaching Assistant for Agnes Heller,    Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, Fall 1998.
    • Shakespeare as Political Philosopher
  • Teaching Assistant, Simon Fraser University, 1992-1993
    • Critical Thinking

Academic Societies

  • Founder and President, North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics, 2005- present
  • Member, Society of Christian Philosophers, 2004-present
  • Member, Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy, 2002-present
  • Member, American Philosophical Association, 2001-present

Honors and Awards

  • Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs Faculty Development Seminar,    Vanderbilt University (2004)
  • Graduate Faculty Scholarship, New School for Social Research (1996-98, 2001)
  • Teaching Fellowship, New School for Social Research (2000-02)
  • Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Scholarship, for study in Germany (2000-01)
  • John R. and Elsie Everett Fellowship, New School for Social Research (1999-2000)
  • Dissertation Fellowship, New School for Social Research (1999-2000)
  • D.A.A.D. Scholarship, for study in Germany (1998)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, George Washington University (1987)

Publications

  • Gadamer’s Dialectical Hermeneutics, Lexington Press, forthcoming.
  • “Friendship and the Ethics of Understanding,” Epoche:  Journal of Ancient Philosophy,    forthcoming, Spring 2010.
  • “Towards a Shalom-Feminism,” Stillpoint,  Winter 2007.
  • "The Sheltering Sky:  The Region of Aletheia," in Between Description and Interpretation:  The Hermeneutical Turn in Phenomenology, edited by Andrzej Wiercinski. Toronto: The Hermeneutics Press, 2005.
  • "How Hermeneutical is He? A Gadamerian Analysis of Richard Rorty," Philosophy  Today,  vol. 49, no. 3/5 2005:  236-244.
  • Review of Wittgenstein and Gadamer: Towards a Post-Analytic Philosophy of  Language, by Christopher Lawn. Philosophy in Review, vol. 25, no. 4 2005: 279-281
  • "The Self as Morally Emergent: Charles Taylor and Harry Frankfurt on Personhood," in Value Theory, edited by James Sasso.  India: Anu Books, 2004
  • "Towards an Ethics of Love:  Arendt on the Will and St. Augustine," Philosophy and Social Criticism, vol. 26, no. 6 2000:  1-20

Presentation

  • “Is Play Enough?”  invited colloquium commentator,  American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, December 2008.
  • “It and Thou:  Brandomian Mastering and Gadamerian Befrending of Texts,” SPEP, October 2008.
  • “What is Objectivity For?” Gordon College Philosophy Club, April 2008.
  • “Shalom Feminism,” Convocation, Gordon College, April 2008.
  • “Qualifications of the Subject,” invited colloquium commentator, American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, April 2008.
  • “Weak Thought, Strong Faith:  Is a Post-Metaphysical, Publicly Relevant Religion Possible?”, SPEP panel presentation, November 2007.
  • “Feminist Theory and the Church,” invited lecture for “Gender and the Church” course, Gordon College, April 2007
  • “Rorty on Religion,” invited paper for University of New Hampshire Philosophy Colloquium, March 2007.
  • "Hermeneutics's Good," Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy, October 2006
  • "Danger Keep Out! The Controversy over Christ in the Public Square," scheduled for Christ in Contemporary Cultures Conference, September 2006
  • "Hermeneutics and the Joy of Being," North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics, Annual Conference, June 2006
  • "Rethinking Truth:  The Relevance of a Hermeneutical Conception of Truth for Christianity," C.S. Lewis Summer Institute, Oxford, England, July 2005
  • "How Hermeneutical is He? A Gadamerian Critique of Richard Rorty," Symposium presentation, APA Eastern Division, December 2004
  • "Richard Rorty on Conversation and Community," Philosophy Colloquium, Siena College, March 2004
  • "An Exposition of Friendship as a Paradigm of Hermeneutical Truth  (Or, What has  Interpretation to do with the Ethical Life?)," Society for Phenomenological and     Existential Philosophy, October 2002.
  • "The Movement of Truth:  Bildung, Play, Transformation into Structure," International Gadamer Symposium, Heidelberg, Germany, July 2002
  • "From Logos to Dialogue:  Some Consequences of a Hermeneutical Concept of Truth,"   International Society for Universal Dialogue, Cracow, Poland, July 2001
  • "Heidegger on Truth:  A Comparative Analysis of Being and Time and Parmenides,"  Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany, November 2000

Areas of Specialization
Ethics, Hermeneutics, History of Philosophy, Twentieth Century Continental

Areas of Competence
Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature, Pragmatism, Religious/Theological Studies

Languages
French, German, Spanish