Philosophy Department

Christy Flanagan-Feddon

Christy Flanagan-Feddon, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. from Florida State University (2009)
  • M.A. from Florida State University (2002)
  • B.A. from DePaul University (2000)

Research Interests

Feuerbach, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Culture, Ethics, Christian Tradition, 19th-20th Century Continental Philosophy, Theory and Method in the Study of Religion

Recent Research Activities

Dr. Flanagan-Feddon is particularly interested in discussions of rationality and aesthetic consciousness after the Enlightenment, especially with reference to religious epistemology, subjectivity and identity. 

Selected Publications

Articles/Essays

  • Flanagan-Feddon, Christy. “To ‘let religion itself speak:’ Feuerbach and Religious Consciousness in Modern Culture." Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 14.2 (2015): 338-349.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • Flanagan, Christy. “Death of God Theology.” Encyclopedia of Religion in America, Vol. I, ed. Charles H.Lippy and Peter W. Williams, (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2010), 521-526.

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • “Feuerbachian Contributions to the ‘Pragmatic Turn’ in the Study of Religion,”  Paper presented at the University of Central Florida Faculty Colloquium Series, 2014.

  •  “Revisiting Feuerbach: Nature as Epistemological Horizon,” Paper presented at South Carolina Society for Philosophy Annual Meeting, 2014.

  • “The Phenomenal God: The Luther-Feuerbach Relation,” Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion, Southeast Meeting, 2007.

  • “Feuerbach’s Religious Subjectivity: A Paradigm of Reciprocity,” Paper presented at the Florida State University Graduate Student Symposium, 2007.

  • “Levinas and the One: The (Non-)Ontological Shift,” Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion, Southeast Meeting, 2006.

  • “Subjectivity and Alterity in Augustine’s City of God,”  Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion, Southeast Meeting, 2005.

  • “Sex, Religion, and Alienation: A Critique of Irigaray’s Use of Feuerbach’s Projection Theory,” Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion, Midwest Meeting, 2003.

  • “The Last Temptation of Christ: A Postmodern Image,” Paper presented at the Florida State University Graduate Student Symposium, 2002.

Miscellaneous Publications

  • Flanagan-Feddon, Christy. (2016, December 19). On Idols and Idolatry: Feuerbach, Trump, and Female Self-Identity [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://philosophygoestochurch.wordpress.com/

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18864 PHI2010 Introduction to Philosophy Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
11453 PHI2010H Honors Intro to Philosophy Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
No Description Available
18863 PHI3750 The Problem of Evil Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
11649 REL3111 Religion and Phil Through Film Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90989 PHH3510 Marx and Nietzsche Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
81699 PHI2010 Introduction to Philosophy Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
81744 PHI2010 Introduction to Philosophy Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
80305 PHI2010H Honors Intro to Philosophy Face2Face M,W,F 10:30AM - 11:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50938 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Web A Web Not Online
No Description Available
61190 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Web B Web Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10001 PHI2010H Honors Intro to Philosophy Face2Face M,W,F 10:30AM - 11:20AM Available
This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of philosophy from a historical perspective. Beginning with its ancient roots and continuing into contemporary thought, we will consider such questions as the nature of being, existence, human selfhood, morality, justice, religion, and the metaphysical foundations of knowledge. In addition to deepening their awareness of philosophy as an integral thread in the fabric of the liberal arts, the course is also designed to compel students to think more constructively about their place in the world and consider how philosophical concepts can be utilized in response to challenges of modern-day society.
19741 PHI3720 Faith and Reason Web Web Available
Our current cultural landscape is fond of portraying religion and reason as antithetical. Here we will look at a variety of viewpoints that present rational thought and religious belief both in their complementarity and conflict. We will consider classical theological and methodological texts as well as epistemological issues related to religion and empiricism raised during and after the Enlightenment. Using these concepts as a basis, in the latter part of the course we move to contemporary discussions in culture, politics and science.
19742 REL3111 Religion and Phil Through Film Web Web Available
In this course we use film as a medium to explore different concepts in philosophy and religion. We will consider issues related to metaphysics, ethics, temporality, the “death of God,” feminism, the portrayal of religion in culture, the understanding of religious traditions through practice, and the representation of religion.
19740 REL3363 Islam Web Web Available
In this course we will consider the Islamic tradition from theological, historical, and cultural perspectives. We will look at the historical development of Islam and its relationship to the other Abrahamic traditions, the life of Muhammad and early Muslim communities and debates concerning his heirs, basic beliefs and religious practices in Islam, the roles of the Qur’an, Hadith, and jurists, Sufism, Islamic culture and family life, and some general considerations of Islam and the modern world. Our primary area of focus will be the discussion of Islam as a religious and cultural tradition and we will have minimal discussions regarding issues associated with radical or fundamentalist Islam.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91910 PHI2010 Introduction to Philosophy Web Web Available
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of philosophy from a historical perspective. Beginning with its ancient roots and continuing into contemporary thought, we will consider such questions as the nature of being, existence, human selfhood, morality, justice, religion, and the metaphysical foundations of knowledge. The course is designed to enable students to think more constructively about themselves and their place in the world and also to enrich their awareness of philosophy as an integral thread in the fabric of the liberal arts.
92591 PHI2010 Introduction to Philosophy Web Web Available
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of philosophy from a historical perspective. Beginning with its ancient roots and continuing into contemporary thought, we will consider such questions as the nature of being, existence, human selfhood, morality, justice, religion, and the metaphysical foundations of knowledge. The course is designed to enable students to think more constructively about themselves and their place in the world and also to enrich their awareness of philosophy as an integral thread in the fabric of the liberal arts.
91102 PHI2010H Honors Intro to Philosophy Face2Face Tu,Th 4:30PM - 5:45PM Available
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of philosophy from a historical perspective. Beginning with its ancient roots and continuing into contemporary thought, we will consider such questions as the nature of being, existence, human selfhood, morality, justice, religion, and the metaphysical foundations of knowledge. In addition to deepening their awareness of philosophy as an integral thread in the fabric of the liberal arts, the course is also designed to compel students to think more constructively about their place in the world and consider how philosophical concepts can be utilized in response to challenges of modern-day society.
91907 REL3403 Christianity Web Web Available
In this course we will consider the Christian tradition from theological, historical, and cultural perspectives. We will look at the origins of early Christianity and the historical figure of Jesus of Nazareth, the role of the Bible, the development of church orthodoxy, major movements in Christian history, differences between denominations, and the role of rituals and culture. Ultimately we will consider the breadth of Christianity both in term of its official tenets and its reality as a living, evolving tradition. This course assumes no prior knowledge or participation in Christianity as a religious tradition.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61441 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Web A Web Available
This course will consider the political, economic, and social dimensions of early Western civilization to 1500 CE. We will look at developments in literature, visual arts, religion, philosophy and culture in order to gain a better understanding of these early chapters in our history and learn how they also inform our present reality.
51129 PHI2010 Introduction to Philosophy Web B Web Available
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of philosophy from a historical perspective. Beginning with its ancient roots and continuing into contemporary thought, we will consider such questions as the nature of being, existence, human selfhood, morality, justice, and the metaphysical foundations of knowledge. The course is designed to enable students to think more constructively about themselves and their place in the world and also to enrich their awareness of philosophy as an integral thread in the fabric of the liberal arts.

Updated: Feb 21, 2017

Philosophy Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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