Whitney Howell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


  • B.A. in philosophy and English literature, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Ph.D. in philosophy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y.

Specialized Interests

20th century continental philosophy, especially phenomenology; philosophy of art; philosophical psychology.


  • PHL 151: The Human Person
  • PHL 152: Moral Inquiry and Moral Choice
  • PHL 329: Contemporary Philosophy


“Learning and the Development of Meaning: Husserl and Merleau-Ponty on the Temporality of Perception and Habit,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy 53.3 (September 2015): 311-337.

“Questioning the Material of Meaning: Merleau-Ponty, Adorno, and Beckett on the Dynamic Character of Expression,” in Phenomenology and the Arts, eds. Peter Costello and Licia Carlson (forthcoming 2015)

“Perception, Thought, and Error in Aristotle’s De Anima,” in The Animal with Logos, eds. Gregory Kirk and Joseph Arel (forthcoming)


“Discerning the Temporality of Perception and Habit: Phenomenological Insights into the Structure of Learning,” American Philosophical Association – 2014 Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, December 28, 2014