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Theodore Bergsma

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Theodore Bergsma

Theodore Bergsma

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
228 Sparks Building University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-6397


PhD, Philosophy, Penn State, 2020
MA, Philosophy, Miami University, 2015
BA, Philosophy, Grinnell College, 2013

Professional Bio

Areas of Specialization

  • 20th Century Continental Philosophy (French Philosophy, Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis)
  • 19th Century Philosophy (Nietzsche, Bergson, German Idealism)

Areas of Competence

  • Ethics
  • Aesthetics
  • Ancient Philosophy

Courses Taught

  • Phil01: Basic Problems of Philosophy
  • Phil03: Persons, Moral Values, and the Good Life
  • Phil05: Philosophy of Art and Film
  • Phil14: Philosophy of Love and Sex
  • Phil103: Introduction to Ethics
  • Phil105: Introduction to Philosophy of Law
  • Phil109: Introduction to Aesthetics
  • Phil119: Ethical Leadership
  • Phil457: 20th Century Philosophy



  • “‘Both Directions at Once:’ Chronos, Aion, and the Timelessness of the Unconscious,” Deleuze and Guattari Studies, 15.2,  forthcoming.
Theodore Bergsma
Theodore Bergsma