Faculty Bio

Dennis Weiss, Ph.D.


Professor of Philosophy

Education

  • B.A., Emory University (1983)
  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin (1991)

Courses

  • Introduction to Philosophy; Feminist Thought
  • Philosophy and Human Nature
  • Critical Thinking
  • Epistemology and Metaphysics
  • Technology, Film, and Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • Human Enhancement Technologies
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Film

Recent Publications

  • Weiss, Dennis. "Old, Bald, and Fat.” Written with Justin Nicholas. In Philip K. Dick and Philosophy, a volume in Open Court Publishing Co.'s Popular Culture and Philosophy Series. Edited by Dylan Wittkower.
  • Weiss, Dennis. “Failures of Convergence.” In Form and Technology: Reading Ernst Cassirer from the Present. Eds. Aud Sissel Hoel and Ingvild Folkvord. Yale University Press, 2010.
  • Weiss, Dennis. “The Natural Look: Extreme Makeovers and the Limits of Self-Fashioning.” Written with Rebecca Kukla. In Cosmetic Surgery: A Feminist Primer. Ed. by Cressida Heyes and Meredith Jones. Ashgate Publishing, 2009. 117–132.
  • Weiss, Dennis. “Human-Technology-World.” Techne. Vol. 12, No. 2. Spring 2008.
  • Weiss, Dennis. “Humanity at the Turning Point: Philosophical Anthropology and the Posthuman.” Expositions. Fall 2007.