• Ph.D., M.A. University of Memphis, 2005
  • B.A. Millsaps College, 1996

Courses Taught

  • Foucault Seminar
  • Phenomenology
  • Existentialism
  • Africana Philosophy
  • Critical Philosophy of Race
  • Philosophy of the Enlightenment
  • Nineteenth-Century Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Logic

Research Interests

  • 20th Century Continental Philosophy
  • Phenomenology
  • Existentialism
  • Philosophy of Time
  • Critical Philosophy of Race


  • “From Time to Temporality: Heidegger’s Critique of Bergson.” In The Bergsonian Mind, 332-349. Edited by Mark Sinclair and Yaron Wolf. New York: Routledge, 2021.
  • “Two Kinds of Postracialism: Declaration and Aspiration,” Critical Philosophy of Race 9, no. 2 (2021): 270-294.
  • “Bergson, Henri (1859-1941),” in The  Encyclopedia of Philosophers. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.
  • Translation of Henri Bergson, “Remarks on the Theory of Relativity (1922).” Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy - Revue de la philosophie française et de langue française 28, No. 1 (2020): 167-172.
  • The Archaeology of Knowledge: Foucault and the Time of Discourse,” in Understanding Foucault, Understanding Modernism, 79-94. Edited by David Scott. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
  • The Origin of Time: Heidegger and Bergson Albany: State University of New York Press, 2015.
  • “Bergsonian Intuition: Getting Back into Duration.” In Rational Intuition: Philosophical Roots, Scientific Investigations, 151-173. Edited by Lisa M. Osbeck and Barbara S. Held. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  • “‘When Are We When We Think?’ Arendt’s Temporal Interpretation of Thinking and Thoughtlessness.” Philosophical Topics 39 (2013): 71-90.
  • Translation of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Institution and Passivity: Course Notes from the Collège de France (1954-1955). Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2010. With Leonard Lawlor.

Heath Massey

Professor of Philosophy

 Email:  Phone: 608-363-2308  Office: Room 106, Morse-Ingersoll Hall

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