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Ben Crowe
  • Graduate Fellow 2003-2004


Ben Crowe specializes in 19th and 20th century German philosophy and philosophy of religion. He received his B.A. from Hendrix College in 1998; his M.A. from Tulane University, in 2000; and his Ph.D from Tulane in 2004. Crowe wrote his dissertation, “Destroying the Wisdom of the Wise: On the Origin and Development of ‘Destruktion’ in Heidegger’s Early Thought” under the direction of Professor Michael Zimmerman at Tulane’s Department of Philosophy.

Dr. Crowe was appointed Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of Utah in 2004. He has published in the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly; and Philosophy Today. His book, Heidegger’s Religious Origins: Destruction and Authenticity is forthcoming from the University of Indiana Press.

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