Biography

Dr. Christopher Kluz was educated at the University of Chicago and received his PhD in Philosophy from Emory University. He has taught at Emory University as well as a number of liberal arts colleges in both the United States and Korea. While having some research interests in moral psychology and Early Modern Philosophy, Dr. Kluz is primarily interested in teaching the classic philosophical texts of Western Civilization. In addition, his philosophical and personal interests cover a wide range of topics in literature, art, and film.

Academic Publications

Edited Book:
·         Doing without Free Will: Spinoza and Contemporary Moral Problems. Edited by Ursula Goldenbaum and Christopher Kluz. New York: Lexington, 2015. 

Chapter in Book
·         “Moral Responsibility without Free Will: Spinoza’s Social Approach.” In Doing without Free Will: Spinoza and Contemporary Moral Problems, edited by Ursula Goldenbaum and Christopher Kluz. New York: Lexington, 2015.
Presentations
·         “Spinoza on Free Will, Freedom, and Determinism,” Hong Kong Baptist University, College of International Education, January 2016.
·         “Contemplation as Virtuous Activity: Spinoza’s Improvement on Aristotle’s Ethics,” Kyoto Conference on Coleridge and Contemplation,” Kyoto Notre Dame University, Kyoto, Japan, March 2015.
·         “Free Will, Freedom, and Moral Responsibility: What Spinoza Can Contribute to the Contemporary Free Will Debate,” North American Spinoza Society, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Conference, Atlanta, GA, December 2013. 


2015