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Amy Bush, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 0032D MacAlister Hall


  • PhD, in Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 2003
  • BALA, Political Science and Philosophy, State University of New York at Purchase, 1989


I am currently interested in, and writing conference papers on, conceptions of how change occurs in ethics; conceptions of how survival influences ethics; different conceptions of excellence in both ethics and doing philosophy generally; how Nietzsche's conception of semiotics influences his approach to genealogy, and how Nietzsche's conception of symptomology interrupts his use of narrative, in comparison and contrast to, the narrative structure of Plato's "Symposium".

Favorite Recently read Authors and/or Books: "The Shadow of the Panther", by Hugh Pearson, "A Sea in Flames" by Carl Safina, "Daddy's War", by Irene Kacandes, "The Year of the Flood" and "Oryx and Crate" by Margaret Atwood

Favorite Musical Artists: Keith Jarrett, Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Kabelevsky, Rachmonikov, Bach

Personal Interests and Hobbies: art, music, walking, watching films, other interests

One thing that makes me smile is: my friends' dogs greeting me when I visit her.

A Pet Peeve is: losing internet connections.

One reason I like my job is: that I like to listen to students discuss topics both in and out of class.