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Christopher D. MerwinPost Doctoral Fellow


Christopher D. Merwin is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Emory’s Writing Program. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies, with a minor in Classics, at Boston University; completed an M.A. in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research; and earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Emory University, with a dissertation entitled “The Metaphysics of Temporality: Heidegger’s Later Concept of Time”. Dr. Merwin was awarded a Fulbright Award to conduct research at the Martin Heidegger Archives from 2019 to 2019. His research interests include classical phenomenology (especially the work of Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty), the metaphysics of time in the history of philosophy, environmental philosophy, the philosophy of science and technology, and ancient philosophy. He has forthcoming publications in two edited collections Heidegger and the Classics and Heidegger and the Holy. He is currently working on a monograph on the theme of mountains through the thought of the German philosopher Martin Heidegger, the Japanese Zen master Dōgen, the American transcendentalists R.W. Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, and the conservation naturalists John Muir, Nan Shepard, and Aldo Leopold. He is also the translator, along with Andrew J. Mitchell, of volume 76 of Martin Heidegger’s collected works (forthcoming). He is a co-editor of the volume Heidegger on Technology (Routledge, 2019) and the Book Review Editor for the journal Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual.

Dr. Merwin primarily teaches undergraduate courses through Emory’s First Year Writing Program. His courses focus on writing as a mode of self-reflection and identity, phenomenology, and environmental engagement.



“Heidegger’s Confrontation with his Own Writings”, Research in Phenomenology, Volume 49, Issue 2 (June 2019).

“Phenomenology, Our Shared Worlds, and Morality”, review essay of Daniel Batson’s What's Wrong with Morality? A Social-psychological Perspective (Oxford University Press: Oxford. 2016.) in the Syndicate online symposium ( June 6, 2019).


Heidegger on Technology