Academics

Department of Philosophy & Religion

Dr. Kipton Jensen



Assistant Professor of Philosophy

KIPTON E. JENSEN
Department of Philosophy and Religion
830 Westview Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA  30314-3773
kjensen@morehouse.edu
Sale Hall, 108 A
(404) 215 - 2607

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Marquette University, 1996
  • M.A. Program in Philosophy, University of Kentucky, 1989
  • B.A., Classical Languages, University of Nebraska, 1987

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • American pragmatism, philosophy of religion, metaphysics, especially 19th c. German thought, public health ethics, and political philosophy.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Morehouse College, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2010 – present.

Departmental Service: Phi Sigma Tau Advisor, Scholar Teacher at Residence Fellow, Advisory Committee for SOPHIA, General Education Committee, and co-facilitator of the Howard Thurman Meditations Center.

  • Emory University, Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, 2010–12.
  • La Grange College, Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2008 – 2010
  • University of Botswana, Lecturer in Philosophy, 2004 - 2008
  • Paine College, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 08/2003 – 05/2004
  • Georgia State University, Lecturer, 08/2001 – 05/2003
  • Harvard University, Philosophy Department, Visiting Scholar, 2000–2001.
  • Martin-Luther-Universität, Wittenberg, Germany, Fulbright Lecturer, 1998-99.
  • Nazareth College of Rochester, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 1995-2000.
  • Friedricana Universität, Karlsruhe, Germany, Research Assistant, 1993-1995. 

 

COURSES TAUGHT AT MOREHOUSE COLLEGE:

  • Introduction to Philosophy (PHI 201)
  • Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (PHI 310)
  • Modern Philosophy (PHI 311)
  • Nineteenth century Philosophy (PHI 312)
  • Epistemology (PHI 303)
  • Philosophy of Science (PHI 315)
  • Special Topics Seminar: Howard Thurman (PHI 475)
  • Senior Seminar: Research Methods in Philosophy and Religion (PHI 465)

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

Books:

Parallel Discourses: Religious Identity and Public Health in Botswana, Cambridge Scholars Press (2012).
     
      http://www.amazon.com/Parallel-Discourses-Religious-Identity-Prevention/dp/1443837180

Hegel: Hovering over the Corpse of Faith and Knowledge, Cambridge Scholars Press (2012).

       http://www.c-s-p.org/flyers/Hegel--Hovering-Over-the-Corpse-of-Faith-and-Reason1-4438-3779-2.htm

 

Book Chapters:

  • “On the Politics of HIV Prevention Programs in Botswana” in Baeteledipele ba Ditumelo: Faith-based HIV Prevention Programs in Botswana, ed. L. Togarasei (2010)
  • “Faith of Our Fathers: Collaborating with Traditional Healers” in Baeteledipele ba Ditumelo: Faith-based HIV Prevention Programs in Botswana, ed. L. Togarasei (2010)
  • “Metaphysics in Africa” in An Introduction to Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies in Africa, edited by James Amanze, Zapf Chancery Press (2010).
  • “From the Organismusphilosophie to the Philosophy of Process: Hegel.s Indirect Influence on Whitehead” in Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thought, Volume 2, edited by Michel Weber and Will Desmond, Ontos Verlag: Heusenstamm (2008), pp. 324 – 331.

 

Selected Articles and Essays:

  • “John Dewey’s Philosophy of Spirit,” The Pluralist Journal, February 2013.
  • “WILLIAM JAMES AND THE ANTI-WAR CAMPAIGN: ‘ON THE MORAL EQUIVALENT OF WAR’ AND A ‘CERTAIN BLINDNESS IN HUMAN BEINGS’” in the Journal of William James Studies (2012), see http://williamjamesstudies.org/8.1/kipton.pdf.
  • “African Communalism and Public Health Policies: On the Importance of Indigenous Concepts of Personal Identity to HIV and AIDS Policies in Botswana” in the African Journal of AIDS Research, 9 (3), pp. 297-305 (2010): see http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2989/16085906.2010.530187#preview.
  • “The Theological Foundations of Hegel’s Phenomenology” in Heythrop Journal of Philosophy and Religion, Volume 50, Issue 2 , pp. 181 - 360 (March 2009)
  • “Shadow of Virtue: On a Painful if not Principled Compromise inherent in Business Ethics” in Journal of Business Ethics (2009): see http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10551-008-9987-6?LI=true#
  • “Religion, Identity, and Public Health in Botswana” in Journal of African Identities, Volume 6, Issue 2, May 2008 , pages 183 - 198.
  • “Expanded HIV/AIDS Testing: Response to „Desperately Seeking Targets.” in World Health Organization Bulletin: Policy and Practice, 50: 37 – 39, July 2007: see http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/5/06-031575/en/index.html.
  • “Personifying the Problem of Evil: The Face of God in an Era of HIV/AIDS” in SCRIPTURA (vol. XXV, August, 2005)
  • “Peirce as Educator: On Some Hegelisms” in the Transactions of the C. S. Peirce Society, November 2004.
  • “The Strange Costume of Peirce’s Panentheism” in The Religious Writings of C.S. Peirce (edited by Pearson, 2005).
  • A review of Process Pragmatism in the Transactions of the C.S. Peirce Society, November 2004.
  • “The Principle of Protestantism: On Hegel’s (Mis-)Reading of Schleiermacher’s Speeches” in Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 71/2, June 2003.
  • “Making Room for Reason: Hegel, Kant, and the Corpse of Faith and Knowledge” in Philosophy and Theology, Summer 2001, pp. 119 – 136.
  • “Crosscurrents and Side-Eddies: A Less Obvious Escape from the Problem of (In)Curable Evil” in Streams of William James, III: 1, Fall 2000, pp. 1-6.
  • “Thinking Problematically: Scribbling in the Margins” in Journal of Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Summer-Fall 1998, vol. 5, nos. 2-3, pp. 61-65.
  • Artes liberalis: Alienation and Revolutionary Intellectuals” in Journal of Thought, Spring 1998, pp. 53-64.
  • “Mythologizing Ideas: Schiller and the Role of Aesthetics in Education” in Educational Change, vol. XXII, Spring 1998, pp. 7-20.

 

SELECTED TECHNICAL REPORTS:

  • “The Ethics of Routine Testing” in Casebook of Medical Ethics, Centers for Disease Control. Forthcoming, 2014.
  • “The Role of Faith-based Organizations in HIV Prevention in Botswana,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, September 2007.
  • Baeteledipele ba Ditumelo: Traditional Healers, Religious Communities, and HIV/AIDS,” University of Botswana, Research and Development, July 2006.
  • An Annotated Bibliography of HIV and AIDS Research in Botswana, World Council of Churches, November 2007.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Philosophical Association
  • Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
  • The Josiah Royce Society
  • The C.S. Peirce Society
  • The William James Society
  • International Fichte Gesellschaft
  • Fellowship for Reconciliation
  • Phi Sigma Tau
  • Turnerschaft Gotia-Zaringia, Germany.

 

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