Philosophy Department

Emeritus Faculty

C. George Caffentziz
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Caffentzis received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1978. He has lectured in universities throughout the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Africa and Mexico. He has written many articles and books on social and political themes, including Clipped Coins, Abused Words and Civil Government: John Locke's Philosophy of Money and In Letter of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and the Crisis of Capitalism.   

Professor Caffentzis taught Scientific Revolutions and Critiques, Post-colonial African Philosophy and Literature, Computers=Minds?, Philosophy of Money, Philosophy in Physics, and Late Modern Philosophy.

Jeremiah Conway
Emeritus Professor Of Philosophy

Professor Conway received his Ph.D. from Yale University with a dissertation entitled "Why to Poetry? An Analysis of Martin Heidegger's Philosophy of Language." Conway studied German and Philosophy at Fordham University for his undergraduate degree. His areas of philosophical interest are 19th and 20th Century continental philosophy and literature, and ancient philosophy. 

Conway taught PHI 106 Introduction to Philosophy: Why Philosophize?, PHI 215 Philosophy of Literature, PHI 390 Hermeneutics, PHI 290 Problems in Philsophy, PHI 275 The Nature of Compassion, and PHI 360 Existentialism.

Conway believes the power of philosophy lies in its uselessness, in its capacity for questioning the ends and purposes which organize our lives. Philosophy serves the experience of wonder, and it is wonder that keeps human beings alive as creatures of possibility, question, and gratitude. 

Kathleen Wininger
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Professor Wininger received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Temple University with a dissertation exploring Nietzsche’s views of art, methodology, and ethics.  Her  Undergraduate degrees are from Southern Connecticut State University with majors in both Philosophy and Art History. As an undergraduate she studied at Philosophy at Yale University and Art History in Austria, Germany, and Italy. 

Professor Wininger’s areas of interest in Philosophy are Continental Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Film, Social Ethics, Feminism, and PostColonial Thought, esp. African and African-American Philosophy.