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Faculty: Lee Hardy

HardyLee Hardy, Professor, Philosophy

Hiemenga Hall 347

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Educational Background

PhD, Philosophy, Duquesne University, 1987
MA, Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1981
MA, Philosophy, Duquesne University, 1979
BA, Philosophy, Trinity Christian College,1976


  • History of Western Philosophy II (252)
  • Kant (331)
  • Kierkegaard (333)
  • The New Urbanism (Interim)

Research Interests

Phenomenology, Early Modern Philosophy, Cultural History of Urbanism


Nature's Suit

Nature's Suit - Husserl's Phenomenological Philosophy of the Physical Sciences (Ohio University Press, 2014).




The Little Logic Book (Calvin College Press, 2013). Co-authored with Rebecca DeYoung, Del Ratzsch, and Greg Mellema.




The Fabric of This World

The Fabric of this World (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1990).

Recent Publications/Presentations

Nature’s Suit: Husserl’s Phenomenological Philosophy of the Physical Sciences, (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2014).

"The Deity Figured and Disfigured: Hume on Philosophical Theism and Vulgar Religion," in Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities, edited by Jeanine Diller and Asa Kasher, (Dordrecht: Springer, 2013) pps 699-707.

"Hume’s Defense of True Religion,” in The Persistance of the Sacred in Modern Thought, edited by Nathan Jacobs and Chris Firestone (South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press, 2012), pp. 251-272.

"Kant’s Reidianism: the Role of Common Sense in Kant’s Epistemology of Religious Belief,” in Kant's Moral Metaphysics: God, Freedom, and Immortality, edited by Benjamin Bruxvoort Lispcomb and James Krueger, (Berlin: Walter DeGruyter, 2010), pp. 223-254.

Nature and Nature’s God: The Religious Background of the Garden City Movement,” in Christian Scholars Review, Volume XXXVIII, Number 4, (Summer 2009), pp. 435-456.

"Context and Temporality: Heidegger’s View of the Person,” in Human Nature in Chinese and Western Culture, edited by Kelly James Clark and Chen Xia, Sichuan University Press, 2005, pp. 234-248 [in Chinese].

"How to Destroy the World Without Hurting Anyone: The Existential Import of Husserl’s Idealism,” in Fenomenologica Hoje, edited by R. T. De Souza and N. F. De Oliveira, (Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, 2001), pp. 121-135.

"Postmodernism as a Kind of Modernism: Nietzsche’s Critique of Knowledge,” in Christian Philosophy and Postmodern Thought, edited by Merold Westphal, (Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 1999)

Hobbies and Interests

Urban design, graphic design, photography

Additional information

In 2007, Prof. Hardy received the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching. Read about it here.