Michael Sigrist

Michael Sigrist

Professorial Lecturer, Philosophy Club Advisor
Rome 552, Office Hours: M 3:45-4:30 and W 12:30-2:15
Phone: 202-994-6913

My current research is focused on discovering what classical writers in phenomenology and existentialism can contribute to contemporary research on agency, value, and personal identity. These efforts are going into a book I am writing that offers a new interpretation of Martin Heidegger's existential phenomenology with concepts drawn from contemporary value theory and practical philosophy. I wrote my dissertation on Edmund Husserl's transcendental phenomenology, and have since published papers on Husserl's interpretation of the ontological argument for the existence of God, Heidegger and the narrative theory of the self, and the meaning of death. I am co-editor, along with Roman Altshuler, of Time and Philosophy of Action published by Routledege in 2016.


Classes Taught

 Intro to Philosophy 1051.10

Intro to Existentialism 1193.11

Spring 2017

Philosophy of the Environment 2281.10

Topics in Continental Phil 6294.