Dr. Lucy Schultz holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oregon (2014) and an M.A. in philosophy and the arts from SUNY Stony Brook. A native Iowan, she began her studies in philosophy and religion as an undergraduate at Luther College where she developed interests in the history of philosophy, world religions, environmentalism, and various artistic practices. In 2010 Schultz spent two months as a resident researcher at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture in Nagoya, Japan, working on a manuscript comparing the dialectical methods of G.W.F. Hegel and Kitaro Nishida. Her research interests revolve around questions pertaining to dialectic, philosophy of nature, and the genesis of art as they are developed within the traditions of German idealism, phenomenology, and modern Japanese philosophy. She is currently working on a project drawing out the philosophical resources within these traditions for thinking through and addressing the challenges presented by climate change. Her work has appeared in journals such as Philosophy East and WestEnvironmental Philosophy, and Hegel Bulletin. Schultz is an organizer for the Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle and an executive council member of the History of Philosophy Society.

Selected publications:

“Climate Change and the Historicity of Nature in Hegel, Nishida, and Watsuji.” Environmental Philosophy (forthcoming fall 2019).

“Pluralism and Dialectic: On James’s Relationship to Hegel.” Hegel Bulletin, vol. 36, no. 2 (2015) pp. 202-224.

 “Creative Climate: Expressive Media in the Aesthetics of Watsuji, Nishida, and Merleau-Ponty.” Environmental Philosophy, vol. 10, no. 1 (2013) pp. 63-80.

“Nishida Kitarō, G. W. F. Hegel, and the Pursuit of the Concrete: A Dialectic of Dialectics.” Philosophy East & West, vol. 62, no. 3 (2012) pp. 319-338.