Erin Flynn

Associate Professor of Philosophy


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


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

Dr. Flynn presents and publishes primarily in post-Kantian German philosophy, philosophy of action, and philosophy of law. His recent publications include “Living Right: Need and Punishment in Kant and Hegel” and “Identity and Difference in Hegel’s Model of Ethical Normativity.”

A fan of sport, music, and movies, Dr. Flynn is also interested in the intersection of philosophy and popular culture. He has recently published “Celebrating the Agony of Life,” an essay on Nietzsche and Led Zeppelin, and “Blursed!,” an essay on the Red Sox and their curse. He is currently writing a novel about Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit and a lengthy essay on moral law and civil society in the westerns of Clint Eastwood.

I³ 3-Minute Lecture

Winner of the 2011 Sherwood Dodge Shankland Award for Encouragement of Teachers

Contact Info


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