Philosophy Department Faculty

David W. Johnson

Assistant Professor




Professor Johnson joined the faculty in the fall of 2013.  He has been a visiting researcher at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany), the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture (Nagoya, Japan), the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Kyoto, Japan), and the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain).  He has just completed a monograph on the theme of nature in the philosophy of Watsuji Tetsurō, which is scheduled to appear with Northwestern University Press in the summer of 2019.  His other research interests include the phenomenology of perception, the nature of expression, and the experience of truth in the work of Nishida, Merleau-Ponty, and Gadamer.