Clarence Mark Phillips, Ph.D.

InstructorClarence Phillips


Office:  LA 391
Phone: 504-280-6659


Mark Phillips received his B.A. in Philosophy and French from California State University (which included a year abroad in France), his M.A. in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Warwick (in Coventry), and his Ph.D. from Tulane University (after a year at Purdue and a couple years studying in Germany). His primary areas of interest are in Pragmatism, Evolutionary Psychology, as well as the concept of God.

He has published an article in History of Philosophy Quarterly, where he explores the relation between Emerson's concept of Nature and Nietzsche's Will to Power. He is currently working on a book about religious behavior as self-identification.

For the last ten years, he has organized UNO's annual Darwin Day -- an event hosting some of the best thinkers in the field of evolutionary psychology, including: Michael Ruse, Michael Shermer, Daniel Dennett, and Robert Trivers. He also serves on the university Curriculum Committee.

Courses Taught

PHIL 1000: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1200: Social Ethics
PHIL 2201: Ethics
PHIL 2215: Social & Political Philosophy
PHIL 2312: History of Modern Philosophy
PHIL 2314: American Philosophy
PHIL 2244: Engineering Ethics
PHIL 3001: Senior Honors Thesis
PHIL 3030: Individual Senior Seminar
PHIL 3095: STIP: Modern French Philosophy
PHIL 3095: STIP: 20th Century European Philosophy & Literature


PHIL 3095: STIP: Philosophy of Nietzsche
PHIL 3095: STIP: The Philosophy of Richard Rorty
PHIL 3260: Philosophy & Film
PHIL 3350: Darwin & the Evolution of Thought
PHIL 3401: Theories of Knowledge
PHIL 3480: Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 3500: Philosophy of Wittgenstein
PHIL 3511: Existentialism
PHIL 4205: Environmental Ethics