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Joseph Volpe, Jr., Ph.D.

Joseph Volpe, Jr., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor



  • B.A.: University of Washington
  • Ph.D.: University of Pennsylvania

Specialized Interests

epistemology (skepticism), Nietzsche, Emerson, Dewey, Rorty, the literature of catastrophe


“American Philosophy: What Makes It American?” – panel discussion member, La Salle University, spring philosophy series (2006); “On Academic Excellence” – speech presented at Departmental Academic Award winners’ luncheon (May 14, 2005); “Life in the Death-space: Reflections on the Significance of Vietnam War Literature,” presentation for “Arts & Sciences in the Afternoon,” La Salle University (2000); “Nietzsche, Nihilism and the Redemption of the World,” presentation


Recipient, Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (Spring 2004)