Lucy Schultz

Lucy Schultz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

B.A., Luther College
M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook
Ph.D., University of Oregon

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Dr. Lucy Schultz teaches philosophy and religion in the School of Humanities. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oregon and an M.A. in philosophy and the arts from SUNY Stony Brook. A native Iowan, she began her studies in philosophy and religion as an undergraduate at Luther College where she developed interests in the history of philosophy, world religions, environmentalism, and various artistic practices. In 2010 Schultz spent two months as a resident researcher at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture in Nagoya, Japan, working on a manuscript comparing the dialectical methods of G.W.F. Hegel and Kitaro Nishida. Her research interests revolve around questions pertaining to dialectic, philosophy of nature, and the genesis of art as they are developed within the traditions of German idealism, phenomenology, and modern Japanese philosophy. She is currently working on a project drawing out the philosophical resources within these traditions for thinking through and addressing the challenges presented by climate change. Her work has appeared in journals such as Philosophy East and West, Environmental Philosophy, and Hegel Bulletin. Schultz is an organizer within the Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle and an active member of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. She is also the campus coordinator and coach of the Barton College Ethics Bowl Team. Prior to coming to Barton, Schultz had been an assistant professor of philosophy at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.