JOHN M. CONNOLLY
Sophia Smith Professor of Philosophy
Office: Dewey Hall 107
Phone: (413) 585-3436
Syllabi - TBA
Recent Publication:"Eudaimonism, Teleology, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Meister Eckhart on 'Living Without a Why,'" in Faith and Philosophy, Vol. 26 No. 3 July 2009, pp. 274-96.
TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
John Connolly's research interests are in medieval philosophy (especially Meister Eckhart), philosophy of mind, Wittgenstein, contemporary German philosophy, philosophical hermeneutics, and issues of academic freedom and tolerance. He has taught courses in all of these areas, and also in the history of philosophy. Having spent ten years in administration, he returned to Dewey Hall and philosophy in 2002. In 2012-13 he is directing Smith’s Junior Year Program in Germany. In 2013-14 he will be on sabbatical leave, and retires in June 2014.