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John Garner, Ph.D.

Dr. Garner joined the UWG Philosophy Program in 2014 after studying at Villanova University (Ph.D. Philosophy , 2014) and Florida State University (B.A. Religion , 2005). His teaching and research interests range from ancient Greek philosophy to continental philosophy, philosophy of religion, and critical thought broadly (including translation). His most significant works are linked below:

  • Works-in-Progress:
    • Book manuscript placing 'Platonic' views of imagination into conversation with some threads in recent philosophy.
    • Article on contemporary philosophy and Neoplatonism.
  • Published Book:
    • John V. Garner, The Emerging Good in Plato's Philebus (Northwestern UP, 2017).
  • Other Publications (selection): 
    • John V. Garner, “An Institution of Waiting: Capital Punishment in Weil and Camus,” in Re-Thinking Political Crisis and Collapse: Hannah Arendt and Simone Weil, eds. Antonio Calcagno, Steve G. Lofts, and Mark Yenson (Lexington Books, forthcoming). [edited book chapter]
    • John V. Garner, “The Imaginal World and the Orientation of Perception: Henry Corbin and the French Phenomenological Context,” The Journal of Religion 104 (1), 2024 [peer-reviewed article]. 
    • John V. Garner and Christopher P. Noble, “Possibility or Necessity? On Robert Watt’s ‘Bergson on Number’,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy 32 (1), 2023 [peer-reviewed article].
    • Cornelius Castoriadis, The Greek Imaginary: From Homer to Heraclitus, Seminars 1982–1983, co-trans. w/ M.-C. Garrido Sierralta (includes translator's “Foreword”) (Edinburgh UP, 2023) [book translation].  
    • John V. Garner, “Creative Discovery: Proclus and Plato on the Emergence of Scientific Precision,” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 24 (2), 2020 [peer-reviewed article].
    • Cornelius Castoriadis, Democracy and Relativism: A Debate (includes translator's “Foreword” ) (RLI, 2019) [book translation].
    • John V. Garner, “Creativity and Historical Non-Being in Nikulin’s The Concept of History,” Existenz: An International Journal in Philosophy, Religion, Politics, and the Arts 14 (1), 2019 [invited article].
    • John V. Garner, “Thinking Beyond Identity: Numbers and the Identity of Indiscernibles in Plato and Proclus,” Idealistic Studies 47 (1/2), 2017 [peer-reviewed article].
    • John V. Garner, “Gadamer and the Lessons of Arithmetic in Plato’s Hippias Major,” META: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy 9 (1), 2017 [peer-reviewed article].
    • John V. Garner, “Cornelius Castoriadis,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2011, rev. 2015 [peer-reviewed encyclopedia entry].
    • Cornelius Castoriadis, Postscript on Insignificance: Dialogues with Cornelius Castoriadis, co-trans. w/ G. Rockhill (Continuum, 2011) [book translation].
  • For complete works, see Garner's CV.
  • B.A., Religion, Florida State University, 2005
  • M.A., Philosophy, Villanova University, 2009
  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Villanova University, 2014

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