Robert Metcalf

Robert Metcalf, Ph.D.
Professor, PhD

Office: Plaza M108H

Mailing Address:
Department of Philosophy
P.O. Box 173364
Campus Box 179
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Physical Location:
955 Lawrence St.
Plaza Building, Room M108

Office Hours for Spring 2024:

Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm on Zoom, or by appointment

Expertise Areas: Ancient Philosophy, Hermeneutics, 19th-20th century Continental Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion


Courses Taught

Couse Descriptions Can Be Found Here

PHIL 3002:  Ancient Greek Philosophy
PHIL 4600:  Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 4800:  Plato
PHIL 4810:  Aristotle

Education & Degrees

2000 Ph.D. in Philosophy, The Pennsylvania State University
1995 M.A. in Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
1992 B.A., cum laude, in Philosophy, Brigham Young University

Selected Publications:

"Philosophy as Agôn: A Study of Plato’s Gorgias and Related Texts", Northwestern University Press, 2018. **Note: if you are unable to read this book online via the Auraria Library, please come to the Philosophy Department. We may be able to help you.**

"Religion and the 'Religious': Cormac McCarthy and John Dewey", in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy vol. 31, 2017

"The Elemental Sallis: On Wonder and Philosophy's 'Beginning'", in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy vol. 27, 2013

"Rethinking 'Bodenständigkeit' in the Technological Age", in Research in Phenomenology vol. 42, 2012

"Martin Heidegger: Basic Concepts of Aristotelian Philosophy", Co-translated with Mark Tanzer. Indiana University Press, 2009 **Note: if you are unable to find this book in the Auraria Library, please come to the Philosophy Department. We may have a copy available.**


Ancient Philosophy Society - A forum that honors "the richness of the American and European philosophical traditions, the Ancient Philosophy Society supports phenomenological, postmodern, Anglo-American, Straussian, Tübingen School, hermeneutic, psychoanalytic, queer, and feminist interpretations of ancient Greek and Roman philosophical and literary works."