Christian Golden

Christian Golden is a Lecturer in Philosophy at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He also offers courses through Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies.  He has taught at Jessup during the Summer months since 2013, having so far offered courses in Stoicism, the history of underground music and the political philosophy of Hannah Arendt.

Dr. Golden received his BA in Philosophy at the University of Virginia in 2003, minoring in Religious Studies, and earned his PhD in Philosophy at Georgetown in 2012.  His primary philosophical interests include the character and limits of subjectivity as well as normative and psychological issues surrounding agency in ethics and politics.  He is also strongly interested in German philosophy generally and Nietzsche scholarship in particular.  His current research is aimed at developing ways of understanding commitment, personal integrity and justice that take seriously the role and potential value of conflict in human psychic and social life.