Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Biography

Dr. Garner’s teaching and research interests range from ancient Greek philosophy, to contemporary Francophone philosophy, logic, the history of metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and critical theory broadly. He also translates French philosophy. His book The Emerging Good in Plato's Philebus appeared in 2017 with Northwestern University Press.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Religion, Honors Program of the Florida State University, 2005
  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Villanova University, 2014
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • PHIL-2020 (Critical Thinking) Section: 01
    • PHIL-3100 (Ancient & Medieval Philosophy) Section: 01
    • PHIL-3140 (Existentialism) Section: 01

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • PHIL-2020 (Critical Thinking) Section: 01
    • PHIL-2020 (Critical Thinking) Section: 02
    • PHIL-4385 (Sp. Topics: German Idealism) Section: 01W

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • PHIL-2020 (Critical Thinking) Section: 01
    • PHIL-3100 (Ancient & Medieval Philosophy) Section: 01
    • PHIL-4230 (Philosophy of Religion) Section: 01W

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • PHIL-2010 (Introduction to Philosophy) Section: 01 View Syllabus

    Spring 2016 Sections

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • PHIL-2020 (Critical Thinking) Section: 01
    • PHIL-2020 (Critical Thinking) Section: 02
    • PHIL-2020 (Critical Thinking) Section: 03
    • PHIL-3100 (Ancient & Medieval Philosophy) Section: 01

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • PHIL-2010 (Introduction to Philosophy) Section: 02
    • PHIL-2010 (Introduction to Philosophy) Section: 03
    • PHIL-2010 (Introduction to Philosophy) Section: 05
    • PHIL-2020 (Critical Thinking) Section: 01

    Fall 2014 Sections

    • PHIL-2010 (Introduction to Philosophy) Section: 02
    • PHIL-2010 (Introduction to Philosophy) Section: 04
    • PHIL-2010 (Introduction to Philosophy) Section: 05
    • PHIL-2020 (Critical Thinking) Section: 01
    • PHIL-2020 (Critical Thinking) Section: 02
  • Publication List

    Book: John V. Garner, 'The Emerging Good in Plato's Philebus,' 2017. [View Publication]

    Book Translation: Castoriadis, Cornelius, 'Postscript on Insignificance: Dialogues with Cornelius Castoriadis' trans. John V. Garner and Gabriel Rockhill. New York: Continuum Press, 2011 [View Publication]

    Others: https://johnvgarner.wordpress.com/publications/ [View Publication]

  • Skills and Resources

    Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy

    French Philosophy

    French Translation

    Philosophy of Religion