Arthur Ledoux, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
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); University of Hawaii, Hilo; and University of Notre Dame, among others.
Ledoux has served as the interim dean of the School of Liberal Arts for five years and as chair of the department of philosophy for two years.
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
B.A., Philosophy, Tufts University
Ledoux collaborates with the honors program, where he teaches Introduction to Philosophy.
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.