Dr. Jack Purcell

Associate Professor

Dr. Jack Purcell
Room 303, James Union Building (JUB)
MTSU Box 73, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • PHD, Purdue University (1989)
  • MA, Purdue University (1986)
  • MA, University of South Carolina (1984)
  • BA, University of South Carolina (1982)

Areas of Expertise

Ancient Indian, Chinese, and Greek thought
Twentieth century Continental philosophy
Philosophical aspects of cinema


Jack received a B.A. and M.A. from University of South Carolina. He received another M.A. and Ph.D. from Purdue University. His current teaching interests include ancient Indian, Chinese, and Greek thought, twentieth century Continental philosophy, and philosophical aspects of cinema. He has also taught classes in American philosophy. He has written about cinema, ancient Greek thought, Karl Jaspers, Jean Francois Lyotard and others.