Mary Townsend, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Townsend's research interests include the philosophy of political psychology ancient and modern, Hegelian-influenced philosophers from Kierkegaard to Simone de Beauvoicr, and the history of the philosophy of feminism.  Her book, The Woman Question in Plato's Republic (2017), was called "required reading" by the University of Pennsylvania's Emily Wilson, recent translator of Homer's Odyssey.  Dr. Townsend also writes articles on philosophy and culture The Hedgebog Review and elsewhere on topics ranging from Walker Percy and mental health.  Luce Irigaray #MeToo, and Heidegger and domestic labor.