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William Day

William Day

Associate Professor

Reilly Hall 422
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4514


Associate Professor of Philosophy. B.A., St. John's College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.

William Day writes on aesthetics and moral perfectionist thought, with particular focus on the work of Wittgenstein, Cavell, Emerson, and Confucian thinkers. He is contributing co-editor (with Victor J. Krebs) of Seeing Wittgenstein Anew (Cambridge UP, 2010). Among his other publications are articles and book chapters on Wittgenstein, Cavell, Emerson, the Confucian thinkers Xunzi and Wang Yangming, moral perfectionism, jazz improvisation, and contemporary Hollywood comedies of remarriage.  He teaches courses in the philosophy of art, American philosophy, theory of knowledge, the philosophy of language, and the experience of time.

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