Philosophy Department

Kathleen Wininger PhD

Professor of Philosophy

Office Location

Luther Bonney 253 Portland Campus

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2020

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Academic Degrees

  • B.A. in Philosophy
  • B. A. in Art History
  • M. A. in Philosophy (Logic and History of Philosophy
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy (Ethics and Aesthetics)


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.    

Courses taught include:

PHI 112E Introduction to Philosophy: Sex Love and Friendship, PHI 220 Philosophy of Art and Visual Culture, PHI 221 Philosophy of Film, PHI 225 Philosophical Psychology, PHI 245 Africa, Social Justice & Exile, and PHI 312 Gender in African Literature & Film

Areas of Expertise

Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Culture: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Film

Social Justice and Ethics, Feminism, African Philosophy

Recent Publications

Philosophy and Sex,  ed. Robert Baker and Kathleen J. Wininger. 3rd and 4th Edition.

Nietzsche’s Reclamation of Philosophy, Amsterdam: Rodopi Press.

“Nietzsche’s Women and Women’s Nietzsche” in  Feminist Interpretations of Friedrich Nietzsche

“Nietzsche, The Genealogy of Morals” The Journal of Value Inquiry