Benjamin Crowe

Lecturer in Philosophy
STH 511A

Benjamin D. Crowe (B.A., Hendrix College; Ph.D., Tulane University) works primarily on key figures and debates in the eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentienth-century German philosophical tradition, with a focus on philosophy of religion, theories of self, and practical rationality. In addition to articles and book chapters on these topics, he is the author of Heidegger’s Religions Origins (2006) and Heidegger’s Phenomenology of Religion (2007), both published with Indiana University Press’s Series in the Philosophy of Religion. He is the editor of The Nineteenth Century Philosophy Reader (Routledge, 2015), an anthology of historical texts and scholarly introductions aimed at an undergraduate audience. He is also the editor and translator of J.G. Fichte, Lectures on the Theory of Ethics (1812) (SUNY Press, 2016). Along with James D. Reid, he is currently undertaking a new translation of Martin Heidegger’s 1935-1936 lecture course, The Question Concerning the Thing; this project has recently received a Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Prior to joining the faculty at BU, he taught for eleven years in both the Philosophy Department and the Honors College at the University of Utah.

Courses he teaches at BU include Introduction to Philosophy (CAS PH 100), Introduction to Ethics (CAS PH 150), Introduction to Chinese Philosophy (CAS PH 247), History of Modern Philosophy (CAS PH 310), History of Ethics (CAS PH 350), and The Ancient World (CAS CC 101).

For more information about Benjamin Crowe’s interests and publications, see his personal website: