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"Live the questions now." Rainer Maria Rilke

Dr. Lydia Barry is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Gannon University. Her research focuses on the relationship between ancient Greek philosophy, sophistry, and poetry. She has additional research interests in the history of philosophy from a continental perspective (especially Kant and post-Kantian philosophy), philosophy of art and literature, and the history of ethics and political philosophy.

Dr. Barry's research interests are integrally connected to her approach in teaching, which both center around human nature and its limits. She is a two-time recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from Boston College and a 2022 recipient of the Summer Session Teaching Fellowship for the Woods College of Advancing Studies. She is also the recipient of the 2023 Review of Metaphysics Essay contest.

When not teaching, researching, or writing, she can usually be found outdoors, running, hiking or perhaps kayaking. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, she has a strong background in the arts, which informs my research in philosophy of art and literature. She is formally trained in theatre performance, jazz vocals, many forms of dance, painting, and drawing. Otherwise, she spends time reading or adventuring with her husband, Jason, whose poetry and other work you can find on his site.

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