Christian Higher Education Since 1892

John Brittingham


Year Started at GC: 2011
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Interim Director of the McAllaster Scholars Program
  • Philosophy

Ph. D., Philosophy, Southern Illinois University
M.A., Philosophy, Boston College
B.A., ITEP, Greenville College


  • PHIL 311: Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 330: Ethics
  • PHIL 335: Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 250: History of Philosophy I
  • PHIL 251: History of Philosophy II
  • PHIL 201: Intro to Philosophy

Publications and Presentations

“Body and Method: Merleau-Ponty on Institution” at the Society for Christian Philosophers/Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology Joint Conference, March 29, 2014.

“My Body for Others: On Intersubjectivity” at the Wesleyan Philosophical Society Annual Meeting, March 5, 2014.

“Embodying Liturgical Knowledge” at the Wesleyan Philosophical Society Annual Meeting, March 21, 2013.

“Celebrity as the Sickness Unto Death” at Bowling Green Popular Culture Annual Conference, Bowling Green University, March 30th, 2012.


Forthcoming book: "'This is My Body':Philosophical Reflections on Embodiment in a Wesleyan Spirit," edited volume, Pickwick Press.

“Sign and Economy” in Gift and Economy, edited by Eric Severson,Cambridge Scholars Press 2012. ISBN: 978-1443833837

“The Birth of Tragedy From the Spirit of Baltimore” in The Wire and Philosophy, edited by Seth Vannatta, David Bzdak, and Joanna Crosby,Open Court Press. 2013 ISBN: 978-0812698237

Professional Affiliations

Wesleyan Philosophical Society
Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology
Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

About John Brittingham

I love teaching. I love music. I love just about all things pop culture. But mostly I love getting to engage with college students about the big questions of life, the universe, and everything.

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