Juan De Pascuale
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Ascension Hall 122
740-427-5276 fax email@example.com
Born in Argentina and raised in Brooklyn, New York, De Pascuale has been on the Kenyon faculty since 1984. Prior to arriving at Kenyon he taught for three years at Brown University and for four years at the University of Notre Dame. In 1994 he was honored with the Trustee Award for Distinguished Teaching; in 1995 he was recognized by the American Philosophical Association for Excellence in Teaching of Philosophy; and in 2000 he received the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award. In 2001 he was chosen by that year's senior class to deliver the Baccalaureate Address, which he titled, "The Wonder of it All."
De Pascuale's scholarly and teaching interests are broad, embracing existentialism and phenomenology, philosophy of art, philosophy of religion, Zen Buddhist philosophy and Roman and Hellenistic philosophy. For many years his scholarly attention has been focused on the work of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Heidegger with an eye on using the work of these thinkers to re-envision philosophy as a way of life rather than as a detached academic discipline.
De Pascuale has served on the Committee on Hispanics in Philosophy of the American Philosophical Association, as Chair of the Philosophy Review Panel for the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, and was a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of Louvain. He currently serves the College as chair of the philosophy department and as advisor to A.D.E.L.A.N.T.E, Kenyon's Hispanic student organization which he founded in 1986 with a group of students. He currently serves the community as a member of the Board of Trustees of Knox Community Hospital. He is married to Carola Sanz, a sociologist of Latin American development, and they have four children, Sebastian, Anthony, Sophia and Veronica.
Areas of Expertise
Existentialism and phenomenology, philosophy of art and philosophy of religion, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger.
Ph. D. Brown University
M.A. Brown University
L.Phil Louvain University, Belgium
B.A. Queens College, CUNY
PHIL 225 Existentialism
PHIL 230 Philosophy of Art
PHIL 300 Nietzsche's Philosophy
PHIL 305 Kierkegaard on Being Human
PHIL 310 Heidegger's Ontology
PHIL 365 Mysticism and Philosophical Understanding
PHIL 393 Metaphilosophy