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Christopher Fox

Dr. Fox is a West Coast native (California-born, Washington-bred) who has resided in Kansas since 2003. He is the married father of three sons, and the grandfather of a baby girl.




The University of Memphis

Ph.D. & M.A. in Philosophy, 2003


Seattle University (Seattle, WA)

B.A. Philosophy, 1990 

  • Twentieth Century Continental Philosophy (Phenomenology, Existentialism, Post Structuralism)
  • Nineteenth Century Philosophy (Hegel, German Idealism, Marxism)
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Jewish Philosophy
  • Political Theory

My general project is to investigate issues in religion, political theory, metaphysics, and Judaism & Christianity in context of the History of Western Philosophy. At present I am completing a monograph that treats the influence of pagan anti-Judaism on modern and contemporary philosophy. This project traces the influence of Roman historian Tacitus' ideas about the Jews on the works of Spinoza, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and others.

  • “‘Is Judea then the Teutons’ Fatherland?’ Tacitus’ star-crossed Germani and Jews,” Idealistic Studies, Vol. 45, Issue 2, 2016.
  • “The novelty of religion and the religiosity of substitution in Emmanuel Levinas and Giorgio Agamben,” Volume 6 of Levinas Studies, 2011.
  • Invited discussant at Scriptural Reasoning Academic Network session at American Academy of Religion, “Judgment and Self-Reflection,” Denver, CO, November 2018.
  • “The delayed arrival of Bergsonian spirituality in the works of Emmanuel Levinas,” presented at “Totality and Infinity at fifty,” the annual meeting of the North American Levinas Society, Texas A&M University, May 1-3, 2011.
  • “Religion, the irreparable, and substitution in the works of Giorgio Agamben,” presented at “The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion,” Postmodernism, Culture, and Religion 4, Syracuse University, April 7-9, 2011.

  • American Philosophical Association
  • Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
  • Ruling Elder, First Presbyterian Church, Wichita KS

  • 2011 NU Sabbatical Award 2007
  • NU Teaching Excellence Award
, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Division of Arts & Humanities
316-942-4291 ext. 2358
Office: MN306