University of South Florida
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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 Judy Genshaft Honors College, the USF Department of Philosophy,
as well as at New College of Florida. These include:
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. Contact Dr. Benjamin Young.