David Egan

Lecturer
Department of Philosophy
Hunter College
CUNY

David Egan was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, and has lived and studied in Canada, the US, England, and Germany. He received a DPhil in philosophy from Oxford in 2012. His research falls on both sides of the analytic-continental divide, and he has a particular interest in the later philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. His current book project, entitled Playing on the Rough Ground: Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and the Ordinary builds on his doctoral thesis. It explores the echoes between Wittgenstein's appeal to ordinary language and the existential phenomenology of Being and Time, developing a conception of unregulated play as central to Wittgenstein's method. He has published (with Routledge) a co-edited collection of essays on Wittgenstein and Heidegger and peer-reviewed journal articles on Wittgenstein, Heidegger, ordinary language philosophy, and aesthetics. Other central areas of interest include the philosophy of literature and animal studies. David is also a playwright, with work professionally produced on both sides of the Atlantic.

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