David H. Calhoun, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy & Director of Graduate Studies

My teaching and research interests are in ancient Greek philosophy (especially Socratic method, Aristotelian virtue ethics, and friendship), philosophical anthropology/human nature, and Christian existentialism. Most recently, my research has focused...

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Philosophy, Northwestern University

M.A., Philosophy, Northwestern University

B.A., Philosophy, Louisiana State University (Phi Beta Kappa)


My teaching and research interests are in ancient Greek philosophy (especially Socratic method, Aristotelian virtue ethics, and friendship), philosophical anthropology/human nature, and Christian existentialism.  Most recently, my research has focused on the historical and conceptual relationships between philosophy, Christianity, and natural science, and the implications of the Darwinian revolution in natural science for traditional concepts of human nature.

I am the director of the Gonzaga Socratic Club, which promotes philosophical inquiry into Christian doctrine, worldview, and practice. The club meets monthly during the academic year, and features presentations by scholars on topics such as the problem of evil, Christianity and science, theistic and atheistic arguments, and Christian mission in higher education.  Information about the club can be found at http://guweb2.gonzaga.edu/faculty/calhoun/socratic/