William Parkhurst, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor 

Department of Philosophy

Office: B-3-212 Mackinac Hall; Allendale Campus                                   

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (616) 331-2119 (voicemail)

Fax: (616) 331-2601

Website:  Wiliam Parkhurst website


William A. B. Parkhurst is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Grand Valley State University. He was previously the Inaugural Summer Archival Fellow with the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, a Research Fellow at the Leo Baeck Institute (funded by DAAD), and a Doctoral Fellow at the Linda Hall Library. He received by PhD from the University of South Florida in 2021. His dissertation used Nietzsche's theory of eternal recurrence as a case study for a new archival approach to the history of philosophy.


His area of specialty are Archival Research, Ethics, 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, and History of Philosophy. His areas of competency are in Feminism, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Science, and Ancient Philosophy.


He is particularly interested in how different kinds of archival evidence can be used reliably to support philosophical conclusions. This extends over his published archival research on Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and Foucault.


For a complete CV and more information visit https://www.william-parkhurst.com/


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