Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
A native of Northern California, Joshua Ramey received his BA in Philosophy and English from Seattle Pacific University in 1998, and his PhD in Philosophy from Villanova University in 2006. From 2007-2010 he taught in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Rowan University, and has been teaching at Haverford College since 2010. Ramey has held positions as Visiting Asistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, the Writing Program, and the Program in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. In 2011-2012, he served the Hurford Center for Arts and Humanities as Coordinator of Transdivisional Student/Faculty Initiatives. He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.
Ramey's research interests include political theology, political economy, critical social theory, continental philosophy, philosophy of religion, and aesthetics. He is the author of The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal (Duke University Press, 2012), co-translator of François Laruelle's Non-Philosophical Mysticism for Today's Use (Palgrave-Macmillan, forcoming), and co-editor of Speculation, Heresy, and Gnosis in Contemporary Philsophy of Religion: The Enigmatic Absolute (Ashgate, forcoming). Ramey is co-editor of the Radical Theologies series at Palgrave Macmillan Press, and blogs at the intersection of religion, philosophy, and economic theory at absoluteeconomics.com. His current research investigates the politics of economic knowledge claims from the point of view of their implicit religiosity, on the hypothesis that such claims can be understood as contemporary iterations of archaic divination practices. The first part of this research is set to appear as Politics of Divination: Economic Endgame and the Religion of Contingency (Palgrave-Macmillan, forthcoming).