David Bollert

Visiting Assistant Professor

Philosophy

Education

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

Courses Taught

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

  • Research
    • Greek Philosophy
    • Nietzsche
    • 20th Century Continental Philosophy
    • Philosophy of Literature
    • Political Philosophy
    • Philosophical Practice and Counseling
  • Publications and Scholarly 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 Experience and Memberships
    • 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.
  • 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.