West Philadelphia, Dec. 2020.

Academic email: ian.maley@villanova.edu


Dr. Ian Maley is a philosopher and photographer currently living in the Philadelphia area. For the 2020-2021 academic year he will be a visiting assistant professor in the Augustine and Culture Seminar Program at Villanova University, where he received a Ph.D. in philosophy in 2017. He also maintains an independent analog photography practice.

Dr. Maley’s research is devoted to a vision of life as a work of art and to studying the power of art to create new perspectives on life and world.  His current work focuses on a theory of photography informed by Nietzsche’s perspectivism and Heidegger’s phenomenology.  He has published on alterity in Greek tragedy and also has active research interests in phenomenology (Heidegger), the contemporary reception of Greek philosophy and tragedy, and the philosophy of film. For more on his research, please click here.

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