// Andrew J. Corsa is a professor, writer, and artist who lives in Boca Raton, Florida and teaches at Lynn University. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and his research focuses on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy - in particular the virtue of greatness of soul.

Bird Photographs from:

Birds: A Monthly Serial Illustrated by Color Photography
Designed to Promote Knowledge of Bird-Life,
Vol. II,
Chicago: Nature Study Publishing Company, 1897

And:

Birds: A Monthly Serial Illustrated by Color Photography
Designed to Promote Knowledge of Bird-Life,
Vol. III,
Chicago: Nature Study Publishing Company, 1897

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I am a professor, writer, and artist.

I hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Syracuse University, and I am an Assistant Professor teaching in the interdisciplinary Dialogues of Learning program at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. I currently teach courses focusing on religion, philosophy, history, literature, and cultural studies. Previously, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor first at Kutztown University and then at Colorado State University-Pueblo, where I taught a range of philosophy courses: Intro to Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, American Pragmatism, Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Environmental Ethics, and Filming Philosophy. For my Curriculum Vitae, please click here.

My area of specialization is the History of Moral and Political Philosophy. While much of my research has focused on historical accounts of the virtue of greatness of soul, I am also interested in relevant research by recent philosophers and psychologists. Speaking very loosely, those who possess this virtue are those who experience morally good pride. I believe that sometimes it is appropriate for us to be proud of our accomplishments. Imagine climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, looking down, and laughing in joy. My essays on greatness have been published by the peer-reviewed journals Hobbes Studies, Ergo: An Open Access Journal Of Philosophy, and Environmental Philosophy.

I am also interested in the Philosophy of Art/Aesthetics, and I focus in particular on theater, film, and dance. My most recent paper, published in the journal Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal, draws connections between theories of dance, early modern conceptions of sympathy, and the Philosophy of Technology. On a separate note, I am currently writing an article which focuses on several philosophical discussions in relation to the work of the artist team: LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner.

I have also completed a number of creative projects, either alone or in collaboration with students or friends. I helped Chef Antonio Frontera write/compile his book: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Kids in the Kitchen. And I helped Justin Fatica to write/edit the first draft of his book: Hard As Nails. Both of these books have been published and are available on Amazon.com. I have also written or co-written several yet-unpublished works, including a novel, several books for children and young adults, and two feature-length screenplays. Recently, I have been very interested in the structure of feeling which theorists (such as Timotheus Vermeulen and Robin van den Akker) call "metamodernism," and I have written several non-academic, creative-essays on related topics which are available through this website.

My most recent substantial project was a film project I organized while I was at CSU-Pueblo. I coordinated efforts to raise funds to invite a professional filmmaker (Joshua Munson) to the campus for two weeks. During that time, he directed a short, narrative film working with undergraduate students, who were involved in acting, cinematography, technical work with lighting and sound equipment, composing the score, composing the score, working on a screenplay with me and a collaborator (Mark Wilk), and marketing the finished project.