Phillip Deen

Senior Lecturer of Philosophy and Humanities

Humanities Minor
Humanities, B. A.
Philosophy Minor
UNH Manchester
Office 431

Office Hours

  • Tuesdays 3:00pm - 6:00pm and by appointment. 


  • PHIL 424: Science, Technology and Society
  • PHIL 450: Ecology and Values
  • PHIL 430: Ethics & Society
  • PHIL 436: Social & Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 421: Philosophy and the Arts
  • HUMA 519: Classical Greece
  • HUMA 514: 20th Century Humanities, 1900 - 1945
  • Special topics course on Humor


I am interested in topics in the history of American philosophy, applied ethics and democratic theory. My recent work has been on justifying liberal virtue education in public schools, the relationship between truth and political authority in the debate over global warming, and the moral virtues necessary to recognize irony. Next, I intend to work on the role of political philosophy under "non-ideal" conditions.


A selection of published works by Phillip Deen

  • “Truth, Inquiry and Democratic Authority in the Climate Debate” Public Affairs Quarterly (forthcoming)
  • “Recontextualizing The Public and Its Problems” History of Political Thought (forthcoming)
  • “Inquiry and Virtue: A Pragmatist-Liberal Argument for Civic Education” Journal of Social Philosophy v. 43(4) (Winter 2013): 406-425
  • “Justice and Global Communities of Inquiry” Philosophical Pragmatism and International Relations: Essays for a Bold New World Lexington Books (2013): 111-126
  • Unmodern Philosophy and Modern Philosophy by John Dewey. Edited and introduced by Phillip Deen. Carbondale: SIU Press (2012) 


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, 2004 
  • B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, Texas A&M University, 1994