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Carolyn Culbertson

Assistant Professor
Phone: (239) 745-4238
Office: RH 204

Carolyn Culbertson joined the philosophy program at FGCU in 2013. She received her PhD in philosophy at the University of Oregon in 2010. Before joining the faculty of FGCU, Dr. Culbertson taught at University of Maine Farmington and Elon University in North Carolina. Her teaching and research areas include twentieth century Continental philosophy, East Asian philosophy, Ancient Greek philosophy, and Feminist Philosophy. She is particularly interested in theories about the role of language in self-knowledge, the topic of her current book project entitled The Claims of Language.

Selected Publications:

  • “The Omnipotent Word of Medical Diagnosis and the Silence of Depression: An Argument for Kristeva’s Therapeutic Approach,” The International Journal for Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (2016)
  • "The Ethics of Relationality: Judith Butler and Social Critique," Continental Philosophy Review (2013)
  • "Nature and Self-Knowledge: On Schelling's Ambiguous Role in Merleau-Ponty's The Concept of Nature," The Barbarian Principle: Merleau-Ponty, Schelling, and the Question of Nature (SUNY Press, 2013)
  • "Finding Ourselves in Language: On the Theme of Entanglement in Heidegger's Unterwegs zur Sprache and Barthes' Literary Theory," Schreiben Dichten Denken (Vittorio Klosterman, 2011)
  • "Ordinary Mind and the Mumonkan," Comparative and Continental Philosophy (2010)


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