Professor Daniel Magurshak has taught at Carthage for more than 25 years, and is the founding director of the Heritage Studies Program. He specializes in European continental philosophy and has a special love for thinkers like Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Heidegger. His recent work has concerned the social and moral philosophy of Martha Nussbaum, the postmodern thinking of John Caputo, and continuing study of all aspects of the American Western experience.
Prof. Magurshak draws students from a wide range of majors into his ethics classes. In addition to his teaching in philosophy and Heritage Studies, he has translated Otto Poggeler's book Der Denrweg Martin Heidegger into English. Among the awards he has won are the DAAD Fellowship and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for study and research in Germany. He earned his B.A. from Duquesne University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University. He joined the Carthage faculty in 1984.
"Without a doubt, Professor Dan Magurshak is my favorite professor. His classes have taught me how to thoroughly and objectively analyze any issue from every conceivable angle, without losing sight of the practical importance to our everyday lives. The kind of careful reading Magurshak requires, coupled with his in-class explications, has made me a better reader and writer."
— Carmelo Chimera, '10
Lentz Hall 320