Dr. David Hoinski
David Hoinski teaches Western philosophy, especially ancient Greek and modern German philosophy. He also teaches the popular WVU intro course Current Moral Problems that concerns issues such as climate change, animal rights, misogyny, racism, agriculture and the contemporary refugee crisis. During the spring 2022 semester he co-taught a course entitled “Post-Truth and Democracy” with his WVU Philosophy colleague Dr. Geoff Georgi. He has also taught numerous WVU Honors College courses over the years.
Dr. Hoinski earned his MPhil from the Institute of Philosophy at KU Leuven and his PhD from the Philosophy Department at Duquesne University. His dissertation concerns philosophers’ use of autobiography as a means of doing and communicating philosophy. He has published articles on Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche, and Albert Camus amongst others. He is also a regular book reviewer for the academic journal Ancient Philosophy and reviews books for the Cleveland Review of Books as well.
Dr. Hoinski is one of the founding members of the Consortium for Classical and Contemporary Philosophy (CCCP), which promotes the careful reading of great philosophical texts. With the Lithuanian philosopher Viktoras Bachmetjevas Dr. Hoinski is furthermore the principal organizer of the Summer Conference in Continental Ethics (SCCE) that meets alternately in Morgantown and Kaunas, Lithuania.
Dr. Hoinski is a student of languages, especially ancient Greek, German, and French. He is currently writing an article on guilt and forgiveness in Camus’ novel The Fall and a book on Nietzsche, the “death of god,” and capitalism.