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 HeartlandPlays.com

Testimonials

"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."

24 Courses and Sets

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24 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas & Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries  Set

    (Set) The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas & Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $639.90 $349.90$639.90
    Get an in-depth treatment of the philosophies of great thinkers that informed the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, sowing the seeds for the modern West, in this thought-provoking set. Start with The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas and grasp the core ideas of modern Western political philosophy and how they have been used to influence historical events, economic systems, and reforms. Then...
  2. (Set) Modern Political Tradition & Conservative Tradition Set

    (Set) Modern Political Tradition & Conservative Tradition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $419.90 Starting at $419.90 $759.90 $419.90$759.90
  3. (Set) Books that Matter: The Prince & The Modern Political Tradition Set

    (Set) Books that Matter: The Prince & The Modern Political Tradition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $369.90 Starting at $369.90 $369.90 $369.90$369.90
    Philosophy and politics collide in this two-course set looking at some of the most controversial writings in history. The 24 lectures of Books that Matter: The Prince provide a revealing investigation of the historical context of Machiavelli’s philosophical views. Then, The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas helps you to navigate the labyrinth of Western political and social theory.
  4. (Set) Exploring Metaphysics & Modern Intellectual Tradition Set

    (Set) Exploring Metaphysics & Modern Intellectual Tradition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $469.90 $469.90$469.90

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