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Jack Simmons

Professor, Philosophy

Armstrong Campus
203 Gamble Hall

Ph.D., Tulane University
M.A., Louisiana State University
B.A., Louisiana State University

Postmodernism, Philosophy of Film, 20th Century Philosophy and Medieval Philosophy
Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Discourse Ethics, Philosophy of Science
PHIL 2010: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2030: Introduction to Ethics and Moral Issues
PHIL 3140: Kant and the 19th Century
PHIL 3150: Twentieth Century Philosophy
PHIL 3310: Philosophy of Film
PHIL 3320: Postmodernism
PHIL 3340: Symbolic Logic

The Twenty-First Century and Its Discontents: A Philosophical Analysis of Shifting Cultural Norms– Editor and Contributor, Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2020

“Heidegger’s Critique of Rationalism and Modernity” (a book chapter). Critics of Enlightenment Rationalism, edited by Kenneth McIntyre and Gene Callahan, Springer International Publishing, May 14, 2020.

“Blade Runners and the 21st Century,” Film and Philosophy, Volume 23, 2019.

Three Dashes Bitters, a novel, second edition, (Savannah, Georgia: SwanHorse Press) 2019.

“The Outsourcing of Ethical Thinking,” Co-author Erik Nordenhaug. Journal of Human Values, Volume 24, Number 2, May 2019.

Three Dashes Bitters, a novel (Sidney, Australia: Palaver Press) 2017.

“The Continental Perspective on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia,” (book chapter), Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, edited by Michael Cholbi, (Santa Barbara, California: Praeger) 2017.

“Hannibal and the Horrors of Hyper-Rationality,” Co-author Leigh Rich, Film and Philosophy, Vol. 20, 2016.

“Universal Principles of Evolution,” Co-authors Joung Vo and Dr. Gene Mesco, World Futures, Volume 70, Issue 7, 2014.

“The Painter’s Daughter,” The Southern Tablet, Issue 3, 2014.

A Tropical Affair: Just Another Metaphysical Fling in the Jungle, Performed by the Armstrong Masquers, Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater, May 24-26, 2013.  This romantic comedy wrestles with the meaning of philosophy, fate, crocodiles and beautiful women in the Amazon.

“Feminism Ain’t Funny: Woman as ‘Fun-Killer,’ Mother as Monster in the American Sitcom.” Co-author Leigh Rich, Advances in Journalism and Communication 1(1), (2013), 1-12.

“Heidegger and House: The Twofold Task in Working out the Question of American Medicine,” Co-author Leigh Rich, Film and Philosophy, 15 (2011).

Last updated: 12/19/2023