Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Flynn

Title: Priest, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
Company: Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States


  • American Catholic Philosophical Association (President, 1993-1994)
  • American Philosophical Association (Board of Directors, 1988-1991)
  • Emory University, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Faculty (Senior Fellow, 2005-2006)
  • International Association for Philosophy and Literature (Executive Committee, 1988-1992)
  • National Humanities Center, North Carolina (Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 1991-1992)
  • Princeton University, Institute for Advanced Study (1998-2019)
  • Sartre Society North America (Executive Director, 1988-1991)
  • Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) (Executive Committee, 1985-1987)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Sixth Edition, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Author, Book, “Sartre: A Philosophical Biography” (2014)
  • Author, Book, “Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction” (2006)
  • Co-Editor, Book, “Uber Sartre” (2005)
  • Fellow, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University (2005-2006)
  • Author, Book, “Sartre, Foucault and Historical Reason, Vol. 2” (2004)
  • Co-Editor, Book, “Ethics of History” (2004)
  • Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study (1998-1999)
  • Author, Book, “Sartre, Foucault and Historical Reason, Vol. 1” (1997)
  • Co-Editor, Book, “Dialectic and Narrative” (1992)
  • Fellow, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (1991-1992)
  • Recipient, Emory Williams Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award in Humanities, Emory University (1990)
  • Recipient, University Scholar Teacher of the Year Award, United Methodist Church (1986)
  • Author, Book, “Sartre and Marxist Existentialism” (1984)
  • Senior Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies (1983-1984)
  • Recipient, Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, Emory University (1981)
  • Grant Recipient, Danforth Foundation (1966-1968)

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