Department Chair & Professor
Department of Philosophy
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, B.A., Philosophy, Tufts University
Arthur Ledoux has taught Philosophy at Merrimack since 1975 and has had additional teaching experience at the University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka (as a Fulbright fellow); the University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI; and the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN among others.
His areas of specialization include Asian philosophy, philosophy of religion, ancient Greek philosophy, and American Philosophy. He has presently papers widely on themes in interreligious dialogue at academic venues in such places as Calcutta, India; Chiang Mai, Thailand; London, Ontario, Canada; Vancouver, B.C., Canada; Hilo, HI; Long Beach, CA; Eugene, OR; Pittsburgh, PA, among others.
Professor Ledoux has published such papers as “A Green Augustine: On Learning to Love Nature Well” in Theology and Science; “Augustine as a Bridge for Buddhist-Christian Dialogue” in the Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion; “On the Complementary Core Paradoxes of Faith and Effort in Theravada Buddhism and Christianity” in the anthology East-West Encounters in Philosophy and Religion; and “The Healing Touch of Awareness: A Buddhist Perspective on Death, Dying, and Pastoral Care” in the anthology Making Sense of Death: Spiritual, Pastoral, and Personal Aspects of Death, Dying, and Bereavement.
Professor Ledoux has served Merrimack College as the Interim Dean for the Faculty of Liberal Arts (5 years) and as Chair of the Department of Philosophy (2 years).