Trig Johnson

Instructor



Office Hours


Spring 2018:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:20-4:20pm & by appointment.

Bio


Dr. Johnson is visiting the UA Philosophy Department for academic year 2017-2018.

Educated at Oxford University, the University of Gloucestershire and the University of Virginia, he has taught approximately 40 courses at eight universities and colleges. An extremely versatile teacher, he has held full-time lectureships in both philosophy and religious studies, as well as multiple positions in general humanities.

Philosophy courses taught: Introduction to Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy and Creativity, Ethics and Critical Thinking, Ethical Theory, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Self, Philosophy of Love, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Religion, Studies in Philosophy and Religion: Intellectual Atheism, Understanding Socrates, Understanding Plato, Understanding Aristotle, Augustine’s Philosophy, Kant’s Philosophy, Studies in German Idealism: Hegelian Metaphysics, Introduction to Existentialism, Introduction to Postmodernism

Religious studies courses taught: Introduction to World Religions, History of Christianity, Religion in America, Comparative Religion: Theory and Method, Comparative Religious Epistemology, Comparative Religious Ethics, Comparative Religion: Ideas of Self, Philosophy of Religion, The Psychology of Religious Experience

Humanities courses taught: Introduction to Humanities, Introduction to Mythology, Greek and Roman Humanities, Medieval Humanities, Renaissance and Baroque Humanities, Enlightenment and Romanticism Humanities, 20th Century Humanities, Exploring Visual Arts: Picasso, Dali and Warhol

A musician and songwriter from a distinguished musical lineage, he has performed at events with several bands, including Grammy-winners such as the B-52’s, Suzanne Vega, Dave Matthews and Radiohead.

His first love is baseball.

Interests: Ideas of insight, intuition, immediacy, implicitness, and imagination