Konner approaches Continental philosophy of religion and German intellectual history with a research background in Greco-Roman philosophy, Nietzsche’s thought (e.g. epistemological grounding of his moral ontology), the history of political philosophy, religious conceptions of the good, hermeneutics, and reassessments of modernity (Kierkegaard, postmodern genealogies, Kuhn). Both Nietzsche’s reaction to Kantian meta-ethical configurations and his influence on Heidegger are of particular interest. The question of Nietzsche and virtue ethics is also an ongoing interest. However, the manner in which Nietzsche and other figures address discursive manifestations of (religious) normativity and the content of those re(e)valuations are of most importance for Konner’s project.
Other interests include the following: Marx (as well as the Frankfurt school and analytical Marxism), Phenomenology, Existentialism, normative ethics, (non)metaphysical readings of Hegel (Taylor, Brandom), political philosophy since Rawls, and the legacy of Pragmatism (Putnam, Rorty, Habermas).
B.A. Classics, Houston Baptist University, 2016
B.A. Semitic Philology, Houston Baptist University, 2016