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Faculty and Staff

David Roberts, Ph.D.

Title: Chair of Humanities
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Department: Humanities
USC Lancaster
Phone: 803-313-7457
Office: Founders Hall 203
Office Hours: Monday: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30 am - 10:45 am; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


B.A., Philosophy: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
M.A., Philosophy: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Ph.D., Philosophy: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale


Book: Kierkegaard's Analysis of Radical Evil (Bloomsbury Academic, 2006)

Journals: "The Integrity of Evil" (Philosophy Today, 2010)
"In Defense of Defenselessness: Kierkegaard's Critique of an Accepted 
Narcissism" (The Heythrop Journal, 2014)