Dr. Shannon Mussett

Faculty Member

Dr. Shannon Mussett

Biography

Shannon Mussett is Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley University. She specializes in French Existentialism, German Idealism, Feminist Theory, and Aesthetics. She publishes widely on Simone de Beauvoir, French Existentialism, and Hegelian philosophy. She is co-editor of Beauvoir and the History of Philosophy from Plato to Butler (SUNY Press, 2012) and The Contradictions of Freedom: Philosophical Essays on Simone de Beauvoir's Les Mandarins (SUNY Press, 2006) and is currently completing her manuscript on Entropic Philosophy.

She regularly teaches Phenomenology and Existentialism, 19th-Century European Philosophy, Philosophical Issues in Feminism, Philosophy through Literature, Senior Capstone, Honors Ancient and Modern Legacies, and Ethics and Values.

Education

Ph D, Villanova University, 2002

Major: Philosophy

MA, Villanova University, 1998

Major: Philosophy

BA, Goucher College, 1996

Major: Philosophy

Teaching

HONR 2000

Ancient Legacies, Fall 2021

HONR 2000

Ancient Legacies, Fall 2021

PHIL 3150

Philosophical Issues in Feminism, Fall 2021

PHIL 3150

Philosophical Issues in Feminism, Fall 2021

PHIL 205G

Ethics and Values IH GI, Summer 2021

PHIL 481R

Internship, Summer 2021

PHIL 3810

Existentialism and Phenomenology, Spring 2021

PHIL 3810

Existentialism and Phenomenology, Spring 2021

HONR 2100

Modern Legacies, Spring 2021

Presentations

Mussett, Shannon (Presenter & Author), Comparative Continental Philosophy Circle , "Simone de Beauvoir on Nature and Morality", Asilomar, CA. (April, 2009)
Mussett, Shannon , 3rd Inter-Mountain Philosophy Conference, "Nature and Anti-Nature in Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy", Utah Valley University, Orem, UT. (November, 2008)
Mussett, Shannon (Presenter & Author), philoSOPHIA satellite meeting , "Respondent to Beauvoir's Influences", The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Pittsburgh, PA. (October, 2008)
Mussett, Shannon (Presenter & Author), 14th Biennial Meeting of the North American Sartre Society, "Personal Choice and the Seduction of the Absolute in The Mandarins", San Francisco, CA. (February, 2005)
Mussett, Shannon (Presenter & Author), The Beauvoir Circle, Eastern Meeting, "Personal Choice and the Seduction of the Absolute in The Mandarins", American Philosophical Association, Boston MA. (December, 2004)
Mussett, Shannon (Discussant), , "", Collegium Phaenomenologicum. ()

Scholarly/Creative Works

Mussett, Shannon , (2009) "Nature and Anti-Nature in Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy" . Philosophy Today, SPEP Supplement.
Mussett, Shannon , (2006) "Ageing and Existentialism_ Simone de Beauvoir and the Limits of Freedom" (vol. Four). Palo Alto_ Ria University Press.
Mussett, Shannon , (2006) "Conditions of Servitude_ The Peculiar Role of the Master-Slave Dialectic in Simone de Beauvoir's, The Second Sex" . Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press.
Mussett, Shannon , (2005) "The Contradictions of Freedom_ Philosophical Essays on Simone de Beauvoir's 'The Mandarins'" . Albany: SUNY Press.

Awards

Outstanding Faculty Award

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Bridge Builder's Award

Learning Support Services'

Graduate Philosophy Teaching Award

Villanova University

DAAD grant, Berlin, Germany

June, 2000

Graduate Assistantship

Villanova University

Array

Phi Beta Kappa