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    Department of Philosophy
    Ms-B1805
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    651-523-2295

    Nancy Holland
    Department Chair
    651-523-2376
    nholland@hamline.edu
     

  • Professor Nancy Holland

    Nancy Holland
    Hanna Professor, Philosophy

    Biography

    Professor Nancy Holland's areas of specialization include: postmodern European philosophy, feminist philosophy, and the work of Martin Heidegger. Holland received her BA from Stanford University and her PhD from the University of California Berkeley. Holland is the Author of, Is Women's Philosophy Possible? (Rowman & Littlefield), The Madwoman's Reason: The Concept pf the Appropriate in Ethical Thought (Penn State Press), Ontological Humility: Lord Voldemort and the Philosophers (SUNY Press), and is the editor/co-editor of volumes in the ReReading the Canon series on Jacques Derrida and Martin Heidegger (Penn State Press).


    TEACHING STYLE

    Nancy Holland's classes are a hybrid between lectures and discussion; the balance between the two varies with the topic and the level of the course, and pf the needs of the students in a particular class. All of her classes are based on primary texts (in translation, where needed).

    "In a variation on what I said in my book Ontological Humility: Lord Voldemort and the Philosophers, philosophy "allows us to see beyond claims of certain knowledge, whether based on reason or on science; provides a basis for challenging the environmental degradation and other excesses of the technological age; helps us live lives of existential authenticity; reveals structures of domination; explains our ignorance as well as our knowledge; and suggests how we might better share the world across the boundaries of gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity, social class, age, nationality and religion."

    -Nancy Holland

  • Contact Info

    Nancy Holland, Hanna Professor       Philosophy
     
    Office:
    Giddens Learning Center 242W
    Mailstop/Box: MS 203
    Phone: 651 523-2376
    Email:  nholland@hamline.edu