H.A. Nethery IV, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

 “To love wisdom is to strive to take better care of oneself and of others through critical thinking. This understanding of wisdom, and thus philosophy, informs every class that I teach. My goal is to help students develop their critical thinking skills in the greater service of living better lives and of being responsible local and global citizens.”

Dr. H.A. Nethery received his MA in philosophy from the University of Memphis and his PhD in philosophy from Duquesne University. His dissertation, entitled Husserl and Foucault on the Subject: the Companions, was directed by Dr. Lanei Rodemeyer and attempts to bridge the work of Edmund Husserl and Michel Foucault through a series of analyses on the points where the work of these two philosophers meet. His areas of specialization are in phenomenology, contemporary continental philosophy, philosophy of race, and social and political philosophy. Dr. Nethery is currently working on a project in the area of the philosophy of race on the constitution of racialized perception through discursive and non-discursive practices.

Education

Ph.D. Duquesne University, Philosophy, 2013
M.A. University of Memphis, Philosophy, 2005
B.A. Humboldt State University, Philosophy, 2003

Honors and Awards

  • Duquesne University Philosophy Department Dissertation Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • Charles J. Dougherty Philosophy Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2010-2011
  • Duquesne University Philosophy Department Teaching Award (nominated), 2008-2009

Publications or Exhibitions

Author” entry for The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon. Ed. Leonard Lawlor and John Nale. Cambridge University Press, 2014

Jay-Z, Phenomenology, and Hip-Hop” in the APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 11, Issue 1, Fall 2012

Book Review: Husserl by David Woodruff Smith” in the International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Vol. 16, Issue 5, 2008

Works in Progress

Race and Experience (Book Manuscript)

Presentations

Refereed Presentations:

“Husserl and History: the Limits of Phenomenology,” Nordic Society for Phenomenology Annual Conference, University of Helsinki, Finland, April 2014

“Hope’s Historical Contingency and Emancipatory Possibility,” with co-author Taine Duncan, Eastern Division Society of Women in Philosophy, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, April 2014

“The Phenomenological Contribution to the Social Sciences,” Hradec Králové International Philosophy Conference, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, 2012

“Be-coming: Embodied Time and the Phenomenology of Otherness,” with co-author Taine Duncan, Atlantic Region Philosophical Association (ARPA) Annual Conference, Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2008

Invited Presentations:
“Husserl, Foucault, and the Phenomenological Method,” Colloquia, Duquesne University, 2009

Response to Nicholas McGinnis’ “Merleau-Ponty and Torture,” Kent State University Graduate Conference, 2009

Response to Arun Iyer’s “Husserl on Phenomenology as Transcendental Idealism?,” Husserl Circle, Marquette University, 2008

Connect with
H.A. Nethery

Edge Hall
863.680.4949
hnethery@flsouthern.edu