Patrick Londen


B.A. Columbia University

M.A. University of California, Riverside 2016

Areas of Interest

Post-Kantian European philosophy (especially Heidegger, Nietzsche, Sartre, Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty), Phenomenology, Existentialism, Action and Agency theory, Ethics


Patrick’s current research focuses on conceptions of agency in the post-Kantian European philosophical tradition, especially in the work of Martin Heidegger.  Patrick’s dissertation brings Heidegger’s account of authenticity into dialogue with contemporary theories of action and agency, in order to explain why Heidegger thinks we should be authentic.  His other research and teaching interests include ethics, metaethics, practical reason, Ancient Greek philosophy, and analytical writing pedagogy.