Kevin Corcoran

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Professor of Philosophy
Location Grand Rapids, MI
Introduction I'm a philosopher by training if not by temperament. And an analytic philosopher at that (gasp!). I'm Associate Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, have published a few (academic) books and a fair number of articles in obscure scholarly journals that I and about 12 others in the world have ever read. Lately I've become self-conscious of living in what some describe as postmodern times and my interests have widened considerably to include on-the-ground issues in cultural and church life. My friend and colleague Jamie Smith says I'm a postmodern analytic ecclesiological philosopher. Whether you hear that as a compliment or an insult probably says a lot about you.
Interests I like cycling (bicycling that is), cooking, sharing a good meal w/good friends, music (I love music), reading a good novel, I love my job as a professor of philosophy, I like writing, seeing my son score a basket, seeing my daughter smile and life. I love life.
Favorite Movies Um....I liked Cinema Paradiso, il postimo...um...into the wild, darjeeling ltd...let's see...Hook, magnolia, this is spinal tap, waiting for guffman, best in show, um....man...there are lots more, but I'm tired.
Favorite Music In no particular order: Brighteyes, U2, Bruce Cockburn, Switchfoot, Lucinda Williams, Patti Griffin, Over The Rhine, Regina Spektor, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Iron and Wine, Josh Ritter, Vigilantes of Love and Bill Mallonee, Wilco, Arcade Fire, Cold Play, Counting Crows, Ellery, Johnny Cash, Joseph Arthur, Ryan Adams, Modest Mouse, Mindy Smith, Paul Simon, Pierce Pettis, Romantica, The Weepies, Switchfoot, The Hold Steady and lots more besides; but I'm tired of typing.
Favorite Books History of Love, by Nicole Krauss. She gets it.