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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Florentien Verhage

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Washington Hall 322
(540) 458-8304

Curriculum Vitae


McGill University, Ph.D.
University of Sussex, M.A.
Maastricht University, B.A./M.A.


20th Century Continental Philosophy
Feminist Philosophy
Phenomenology and Cognitive Science


PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 195 Personal Identity
PHIL 195 Introduction to Continental Philosophy
PHIL 238 Existentialism: Meaning and Existence
PHIL 239 Postmodernism: Power, Difference, and Disruption 
PHIL 285 The Unruly Body: Philosophy, Science, and Culture
PHIL 327 Merleau-Ponty: Phenomenology of Perception
PHIL 357 The Self and the Social World
PHIL 493 Honor Thesis
WGS 120 Introduction to Women's Studies and Feminist Theory

Selected Publications

  • "The Vision of the Artist/Mother: The Strange Creativity of Painting and Pregnancy," in Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mothering, edited by Sarah LaChance Adams and Caroline Lundquist (Fordham University Press, 2012), 300-319
  • The Body as Measurant of All: Dis-covering the Other,” Symposium 12 (2008): 166-182