Dr. Louis Colombo

Dr. Louis Colombo

Although I received a dual undergraduate degree in Literature and Philosophy, I decided to pursue graduate studies in Philosophy, earning a Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in New York City in 2008. My dissertation focused on the concept of the infinite as it appears in Hegel’s Science of Logic and it informs my current research interests in contemporary Continental Philosophy and Critical Theory.

I have been teaching full time at Bethune-Cookman University since the fall of 2008, offering courses in Ethics and Logic, as well as courses spanning the history of western philosophy. While I always enjoy teaching Ethics and Logic, I especially look forward to teaching Modern Philosophy, for it was that course, taken when I was an undergraduate student at Rider University, which convinced me to add Philosophy as a major, thereby changing the course of my future.

Although I think of myself more as a teacher than an author, my published work and conference presentations have focused on such themes as the utopian promise of happiness, cheating in the contemporary university, Rossian style intuition in ethics, and aesthetics from a Hegelian point of view. My most recent article discusses the theme of forgiveness by examining passages from Ezekiel and Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit within the context of police violence.

I currently live in Ormond Beach with my wife, Sachiko, and two daughters, Yuki and Mayu. My mother lives not far away in Palm Coast, but the other half of our family still live in and around my wife’s hometown of Tokyo, Japan.