Professor Lawrence Cahoone, Ph.D.

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


"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."

"Professor Cahoone is a wonderful guide - deeply knowledgeable, thankfully well-organized, and extremely clear given the depth (and occasional murkiness) of the works reviewed."

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