David Bollert, PHD

David Bollert, PHD

Assistant Professor

Department : Philosophy

Email : david.bollert@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7138

Office : DLS 433

Education

PHD, Boston College
MA, St. John's College
BA, Michigan State University

Research

  • Greek Philosophy
  • Nietzsche
  • 20th Century Continental Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Literature
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophical Practice and Counseling

Professional Experience

  • Manhattan College, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2006 – present.
  • Manhattan College, Visiting Professor of Philosophy, 2005 – 2006.
  • Mentor, Collegium Annual Summer Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, 2008 and 2010.
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Collegium, 2010 – present.

Publications & Professional Activities

  • "The Wonder of Humanity in Plato's Dialogues." Kritike 4 (2010): 174-198. 
  • “Socratic Wonder and Philosophical Counseling.” Philosophical Practice 5:1 (2010): 576-587.

Conference Papers: 

  • “The Wonder of Humanity in Plato’s Dialogues.” Invited Keynote Address for the Fifth Annual Duquesne University Graduate Philosophy Conference, 2011.
  • "When Two are Better than One: Socratic Solitude and Homeric Camaraderie in Plato's Symposium." Association for Core Texts and Courses, 2011. 
  • “The Call of Wonder:  Vocation, Faith, and Education.” Collegium Summer Colloquy, College of Holy Cross, 2008 and 2010.

Professional Memberships

  • American Philosophical Association
  • Society of Existentialism and Phenomenological Philosophy
  • American Philosophical Practitioners Association
  • The Association for Core Texts and Courses

Other

  • Co-coach, Manhattan College Debate Team, 2005 – present.
  • Moderator, Phi Sigma Tau, Manhattan College, 2007 – present.
  • Associate, Manhattan College Center for Professional Ethics, 2009 – present.
  • Instructor, Summer Literacy Institute, Manhattan College, 2010 and 2011.
 

Courses Taught/Teaching

LLRN 102      Classical Origins: West Culture
LLRN 205      Roots: Philosophy
PHIL 150      Roots: Philosophy
PHIL 215      Ancient Greek Philosophy
PHIL 230      Philosophy of Law
PHIL 323      Nietzsche
PHIL 334      Existentialism
PHIL 335      20th Century Philosophy
PHIL 399      Topics: in Philosophy
RELS 200      Special Topic: in Religion