Humanities and Arts

Contact Information

Salisbury Laboratories, 223E
Phone: +1-508-831-6729
Fax: +1-508-831-5932

Beth Eddy

Professor Eddy focuses on American pragmatism and American religion in her work. She also enjoys working with students on the moral aspects of the biological sciences. Improving student reading comprehension and writing skills are important to her as a teacher. She enjoys facilitating class discussions on important but controversial questions where the answers are not clear, but the issues remain important ones.

Research Interests

  • Pragmatism
  • American Religious Thought
  • Bioethics
  • Race and Gender Issues in Philosophy and Religion
  • Theory and Methods in the Study of Religion


  • BS, Northeast Louisiana University, 1978
  • MA, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 1992
  • PhD, Princeton University, 1998

Featured Publications

  • The Rites of Identity: The Religious Naturalism and Cultural Criticism of Kenneth Burke and Ralph Ellison Princeton, University Press, 2003.
  • “Struggle or Mutual Aid: Jane Addams, Petr Kropotkin and the Progressive Encounter with Social Darwinism,” The Pluralist, Spring 2010 (5.1).
  • “Activist Communities Advance by Focusing on the Specifics,” Capitalism Nature Socialism, Volume 19, Number 3 (September 2008) pp. 141-143.
  • “Henry Samuel Levinson: 1949-2010,” Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society, Number 29, Fall 2011, p.33.

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