Erin Flynn

Professor of Philosophy, Acting Chair


  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook


Dr. Flynn specializes in post-Kantian German philosophy and teaches courses in 19th century German philosophy, 20th century philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of science, philosophy of sport, business ethics, and critical thinking. He is a former recipient of the Libuse L. Reed teaching award for the encouragement of student participation.

Dr. Flynn has presented and published in a number of areas, including post-Kantian German philosophy, free will and responsibility, and philosophy of sport. His recent publications include “Identity and Difference in Hegel’s Model of Ethical Normativity,” “Intellectual Intuition in Emerson and the early German Romantics,” “The Representation of Justice in Eastwood’s High Plains Drifter,” and “Strategic Fouls: A New Defense.”

A fan of sport, music, and movies, Dr. Flynn is also interested in the intersection of philosophy and popular culture. He has published “Celebrating the Agony of Life,” an essay on Nietzsche and Led Zeppelin, and “Blursed!,” an essay on the Red Sox and their curse.

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Recipient 2011 Sherwood Dodge Shankland Award for Encouragement of Teachers and the 2009-2011 Libuse L. Reed Endowed Professorship

Contact Info


Phillips Hall 114
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3794