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  • Ph.D. University of Memphis, 2005
  • B.A. Millsaps College, 1996

Courses Taught

  • Foucault Seminar
  • Phenomenology
  • Existentialism
  • Africana Philosophy
  • Critical Philosophy of Race
  • Philosophy of the Enlightenment
  • Nineteenth-Century Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Logic

Research Interests

  • 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Time
  • Critical Philosophy of Race
  • Africana Philosophy


  • “Bergson, Henri (1859–1941),” in The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.
  • The Archaeology of Knowledge: Foucault and the Time of Discourse,” in Understanding Foucault, Understanding Modernism, ed. David Scott (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017), 79-94.
  • The Origin of Time: Heidegger and Bergson (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2015).
  • “Bergsonian Intuition: Getting Back into Duration,” in Rational Intuition: Philosophical Roots, Scientific Investigations, ed. Lisa M. Osbeck and Barbara S. Held (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), 151-173.
  • “‘When Are We When We Think?’ Arendt’s Temporal Interpretation of Thinking and Thoughtlessness,” Philosophical Topics 39 (2013): 71-90.
  • Translation of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Institution and Passivity: Course Notes from the Collège de France (1954-1955) (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2010), with Leonard Lawlor.

Heath Massey

Associate Professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies   608-363-2308   Room 205, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
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