Dr. Benjamin Young
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Benjamin Scott Young received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of South Florida and his B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from Eckerd College. He has taught numerous courses for the USF Honors College, the USF Department of Philosophy, as well as at New College of Florida. These include:
- Body Ethic: Practice, Place, and Community
- Human Flourishing: Philosophical, Psychological, and Sociological Perspectives
- Philosophy of Love and Desire
- Love: Subversion and Redemption
- Hermeneutics of Love, Friendship, and the Self
- Doctor Who? Bioethics, Medicine, and the Human Condition
- Work and Play: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives
- Media Ethics: Politics, Persuasion, and Communication Technology
- Moral Psychology
- Philosophy in Film and Literature
Dr. Young's primary research interests are in Ethics, Moral Psychology, Phenomenology,
Philosophical Hermeneutics, and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy. He also has interests
in Philosophy of Art and Architecture, Philosophy of Emotion, Phenomenology of Time
and Improvisation, Ecological Ethics, and Ancient Philosophy. His current work investigates
the dynamics of perception, emotion, desire, and normative moral intuitions in relation
to social and ecological systems. Ultimately he aims to contribute to our understanding
of human flourishing - with regards to the person, community, and environment.
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