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Ph.D., Boston College

E. Eugene Kleist

Edward Eugene KleistLecturer in Philosophy

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Boston College
B.A. in Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University

Raised in Los Angeles, Dr. E. Eugene Kleist received a doctorate in philosophy from Boston College, where he taught until taking a full-time faculty position in New Orleans. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Kleist migrated to higher land. Since 2006, he has taught at universities in Pennsylvania and Minnesota as well as holding research positions in Belgium and Japan. He has also lived in Thailand. Kleist joined the Baldwin Wallace philosophy faculty in 2013. He is author of a book, “Judging Appearances,” as well as numerous articles. Kleist's scholarly interests include phenomenology, analytic moral philosophy and aesthetics.

Teaching and Research Interests

Phenomenology, moral psychology, aesthetics and the philosophy of music, modern European philosophy, Buddhist philosophy