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Associate Professor of Philosophy

Adam Graves

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Adam J. Graves is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Metropolitan State College of Denver, where he also serves as Director of the Minor in Religious Studies.  He received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies (with a concentration in Philosophy of Religion) from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007.  He has published on various themes in contemporary European philosophy of religion, and has delivered papers in the United States, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, Russia, South Africa and France.  At the University of Pennsylvania, he received the a Critical Writing Fellowship for his interdisciplinary freshman seminar “Religion and ‘The Conflict of Civilizations,’” which explored tensions between a variety of religious and secular ideologies in Europe and around the globe.  He is currently editing a volume on the religious thought of French philosopher Paul Ricoeur and working on a book that traces the religious sources of modern conceptions of autonomy.  Graves taught previously on Semester at Sea in Spring, 2012, and is looking forward to being once again part of the unique intellectual community of scholars and explorers on board the MV.