William A. B. Parkhurst
I received by PhD from the University of South Florida in 2021. My dissertation focuses on historical Nietzsche scholarship. In particular, I'm interested in his critiques of the principle of identity and eternal recurrence.
My area of specialty are 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Archival Research Ethics and Methodology, and History of Philosophy. My areas of competency are in feminism, ethics, philosophy of science, and ancient philosophy.
I am particularly interested in how different kinds of archival evidence can be used reliably to support philosophical conclusions. This extends over my archival research on Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and Foucault.
My interest in archival work also extends into my pedagogy. As part of my courses, students actively fight against the erasure of women and people of color who have been unjustly excluded from the cannon of philosophy. My coursework involves archival transcription of these works as a way for students to learn about archival analysis as well as confront this history of erasure.
By transcribing these works students also participate in fighting systemic bias in academia. They provide access to resources that marginalized scholars have long been denied.