Summer Language Program (2008), Middlebury College, German
MA (2010), Georgia State University, Philosophy
Exchange Program (2010), Universitaet Bielefeld
Trip is currently interested in how the expression of emotion is used in communication. He is particularly interested in cases where emotion expressions serve a communicative function besides simply informing others about what we are feeling. For instance, we often use emotion expressions as pleasantries (e.g. smiling at strangers on the street), as admonishments (e.g. frowning at a child who has misbehaved), as consolations (e.g. mirroring someone's expressions of grief), and as subversions (e.g. complaining as a way of sabotaging everyone else's enjoyment of an activity). His research explores the pragmatic structures of these communicative acts and explains how they could take on these diverse functions in the first place.
Trip also has a strong interest in the history of philosophy, especially post-Kantian German philosophy. He is an ardent reader of Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, and he likes to think about each of their views on normativity, broadly construed.
- Professor Henry Richardson elected to lead HDCA
- Professor Nancy Sherman participates in Religion & Ethics Newsweekly's Discussion
- Professor Henninger's translation of Amerini's "Aquinas" Released
- Professor Nancy Sherman Receives 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship
- Georgetown Graduate Matthew Rellihan Receives Tenure at Seattle University
- Mar 21, All day: Graduate Admissions Open House
- Mar 28, 3pm-5pm: Lecture Series: Mary Domski
- Apr 25, All day: Symposium: Toward a Constructive Ethical Pragmatism