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Bethel L. Eddy

Associate Professor
Humanities & Arts
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
United States of America


Education: BS Northeast Louisiana University 1978 MA University of North Carolina, Greensboro 1992 PhD Princeton University 1998 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 Interest

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


  • “Henry Samuel Levinson: 1949-2010,” Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society, Number 29, Fall 2011, p.33.

  • “Activist Communities Advance by Focusing on the Specifics,” Capitalism Nature Socialism, Volume 19, Number 3 (September 2008) pp. 141-143.

  • “Struggle or Mutual Aid: Jane Addams, Petr Kropotkin and the Progressive Encounter with Social Darwinism,” The Pluralist, Spring 2010 (5.1).

  • The Rites of Identity: The Religious Naturalism and Cultural Criticism of Kenneth Burke and Ralph Ellison - 2003

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