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Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies




Lawrence J. Hatab, Louis I. Jaffe Professor

Dr. Hatab began teaching at Old Dominion in 1976. He received his Ph.D. from Fordham University in 1976. His areas of specialization include 19th- and 20th-Century Continental Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, and Social and Political Philosophy.

He has published over thirty-five articles and five books:

  • Nietzsche and Eternal Recurrence
  • Myth and Philosophy
  • A Nietzschean Defense of Democracy: An Experiment in Postmodern Politics
  • Ethics and Finitude
  • Nietzsche's Life Sentence

His course offerings at Old Dominion University include 19th-Century Philosophy, 20th-Century Continental Philosophy, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Ancient Philosophy, Myth and Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, and Postmodernism and Political Philosophy.

Reach Dr. Hatab by email at LHatab@odu.edu.