Hans Pedersen

  • Hans Pedersen

    Associate Professor of Philosophy

    Office: HSS 505K

    Email: c.pedersen@iup.edu


    PhD, University of South Florida, 2009

    MA, Northern Illinois University, 2003

    BS, Florida Institute of Technology, 2001


    PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy

    PHIL 101 Critical Thinking

    PHIL 122 Contemporary Moral Issues

    PHIL 240 Philosophy and the Good Life

    PHIL 323 Political Philosophy

    PHIL 326 Existentialism

    HNRC 201 Honors College Core

    Professional Interests

    Heidegger, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Action

    Current Projects

    Exploring Heidegger’s interpretation of Kant’s understanding of freedom, Exploring Heidegger’s critique of the use of the concept of causality to explain human action

    Select Publications

    Agency, Freedom, and Responsibility in the Early Heidegger (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).

    "Heidegger and Korsgaard on Death and Freedom: The Implications for Posthumanism." Human Studies, 2016, 38: 269-297. 

    "Kierkegaard and the Problem of Ironic Agency" in Horizons of Authenticity in Phenomenology, Existentialism, and Moral Psychology: Essays in Honor of Charles Guignon. Hans Pedersen and Megan Altman, editors. Dordrecht: Springer, 2015, pp. 295-310.

    “Understanding Heidegger’s Account of Death in Being and Time Through a Comparison with Husserl’s Phenomenological Reduction” in Essays zu Heidegger und Husserl. Internationales Kolloquium für Doktoranden und Postdoktoranden in Verbindung mitder Martin-Heidegger-Gesellschaft e.V., Friederike Rese, editor. Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, 2010, pp. 248-266.

    “Approaching the Debate over Tensed and Tenseless Theories of Time From a Heideggerian Perspective” in Being Amongst Others: Phenomenological Reflections on the Life-world. Eric Chelstrom, editor. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006, pp. 12-23.

    Select Presentations

    "Heidegger's Critique of a Causal Understanding of Human Action," 46th Annual Meeting of the Heidegger Circle, Emory University, May, 2012.

    “Being, Seeming and Oedipus,” Florida Philosophical Association Annual Conference, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, November 2007.

    “Understanding Heidegger’s Analysis of Death Through a Comparison with Husserl’s Conception of the Phenomenological Reduction,” Graduate Student Workshop at the German Heidegger Society Annual Meeting, Freiburg, Germany, October 2007.

    “Understanding Heidegger’s Conception of Movedness and its Implications for his Conception of Action,” Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 2007.

    “Understanding Heidegger’s Claim that Phronesis is the Conscience,” Florida Philosophical Association Annual Conference, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, November 2006.