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Richard Boothby

Professor of Philosophy
Rick Boothby


  • B.A., Philosophy, Yale University, 1977
  • Ed.M., Psychology, Harvard University, 1979
  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Boston University, 1987

Courses Taught

  • PL201 Foundations of Philosophy    
  • PL210 Politics and Society    
  • PL230 Humanity and Divinity
  • PL327 Philosophy of Language    
  • PL338 Psychoanalysis & Philosophy
  • PL380 Marx and Marxism    
  • PL385 The Thought of Heidegger   
  • PL389 Nietzsche       
  • HN220 Honors: The Ancient World  


  • Death and Desire: Psychoanalytic Theory in Lacan's Return to Freud. New York: Routledge, 1991. 266 pages.
  • "How We Love To Hate Him: Clinton as Symptom." Clinical Studies: An International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 4, No. 2 (1999) pp. 107-116.
  • Freud As Philosopher: Metapsychology After Lacan. New York: Routledge, 2001. 330 pages.
  • Sex On The Couch: What Freud Still Has to Teach Us About Sex and Gender. New York: Routledge, 2005. 276 pages.
  • "Introduction: International Conference in Commemoration of Emmanuel Levinas," Athena: Filosofijos Studijos 2006  No. 2. pp. 11-15.

Areas of Specialization

  • Psychoanalysis and Philosophical Psychology
  • Phenomenology and Existentialism
  • Contemporary Continental Philosophy