Jeffrey A Hanson

Jeffrey A Hanson

Research Associate in Philosophy

Jeffrey Hanson, Ph.D., is a senior philosopher for the program. He received his Ph.D. from Fordham University in 2005. He was an adjunct assistant professor of philosophy at Boston College from 2005 to 2010. From 2010 to 2015 he was a research fellow at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. He remains an honorary fellow of their Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry. He is the editor of Kierkegaard as Phenomenologist: An Experiment (Northwestern University Press) and co-editor with Michael R. Kelly of Michel Henry: The Affects of Thought (Bloomsbury). His first monograph, Kierkegaard and the Life of Faith: The Aesthetic, the Ethical, and the Religious in "Fear and Trembling" was published by Indiana University Press in 2017.  Dr. Hanson’s research focuses on issues in philosophy of religion, phenomenology, aesthetics, and ethics. His writings on Kierkegaard, French phenomenology of religion, and the arts are motivated by an ongoing interest in the practical value of philosophy for human flourishing, and he draws on the whole history of philosophy and theology for both his scholarly work and popular publications on literature, music, film, and popular culture.


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  • "The Comprehensive Measure of Meaning: Psychological and Philosophical Foundations" (Measuring Well-Being: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities. Edited Matthew T. Lee, Laura D. Kubzansky, and Tyler J. VanderWeele, OUP 2021).

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