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Professor Lawrence Cahoone

Professor Lawrence Cahoone
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Stony Brook University
The Great Courses deeply challenged my skills in teaching philosophy, while making it fun too.

Dr. Lawrence Cahoone is Professor of Philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, where he has taught since 2000. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. A two-time winner of the Undergraduate Philosophy Association Teaching Award at Boston University who has taught more than 50 different philosophy courses, Professor Cahoone is not only a skilled teacher, but also an author. With a background in recent European, American, and social and political philosophy, as well as interests in postmodernism, metaphysics, and the latter's relation to the natural sciences, he has written:

  • The Orders of Nature
  • Cultural Revolutions: Reason versus Culture in Philosophy, Politics, and Jihad
  • Civil Society: The Conservative Meaning of Liberal Politics
  • The Ends of Philosophy: Pragmatism, Foundationalism, and Postmodernism
  • The Dilemma of Modernity: Philosophy, Culture, and Anti-Culture

He edited From Modernism to Postmodernism: An Anthology and his play, Wise Guys: A Philosophical Comedy, is available at HeartlandPlays.com

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"Professor Cahoone is fantastic. He has a such natural conversational style that it makes it so easy to listen to him. I have never studied philosophy before, but I feel that I learned so much."

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  1. 36 Books That Changed the World Sale

    36 Books That Changed the World

    Lawrence Cahoone
    Save up to $215.00
    Can a book actually change history? The answer is, resoundingly, yes. For more than 20 years, The Great Courses has devoted lectures to exploring these transformative books. And with 36 Books That Changed the World, you can now get a single course that collects our best lectures on literary works that shaped the world. It’s a riveting intellectual tour that introduces you to the profound impact of books from...
  2. The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas

    The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas

    Lawrence Cahoone
    Starting at $219.95
    Liberty. Democracy. Rights. Community. Without even realizing it, we all use the fruits of political philosophy. The question is, are we using them well? The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas is your opportunity to navigate the labyrinth of Western political and social theory. Guided by award-winning Professor Lawrence Cahoone of the College of the Holy Cross, these 36 eye-opening lectures reveal how...
  3. Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida Sale

    Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida

    Lawrence Cahoone
    Save up to $275.00
    Explore the foundations of modern and contemporary Western approaches to reality and knowledge with The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida. Guided by award-winning Professor Lawrence Cahoone, these 36 lectures take you on an engaging intellectual journey that encompasses prominent figures like Locke, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger—intellectual radicals whose ideas...