Department of Philosophy

Olav Smith

Lecturer - PhD. Claremont Graduate University
Born in Washington, DC, and having earned a PhD at Claremont, I teach at California State University, Chico and Butte College in Northern California. My first book, Myths of the Self: Narrative Identity and Postmodern Metaphysics (Lexington Books, 2004), examined a trajectory from Kant through Heidegger and Whitehead, to Ricoeur. I have taught a wide variety of courses, including a historical Intro to Philosophy that I designed at Butte College. My interest in recent years has turned to ethics.
Portrait of Olav Smith