Daniel Fouke

Professor Emeritus



Dr. Fouke's primary research is in early modern philosophy. He was promoted to Professor in 2005 and retired as Professor Emeritus in 2017. From 1995-2004 Dr. Fouke served as an associate professor for the Department of Philosophy at the University of Dayton. In the years 1988-1995, Dr. Fouke was an assistant professor for the philosophy department also at UD. At Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Dr. Fouke was an assistant professor in the philosophy department. From 1986-1987, he served as a lecturer in philosophy for the University of Illinois at Chicago and Elmhurst College.


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago

Research Interests

  • Early modern philosophy
  • Theology
  • Science
  • Historiography
  • Ethics
  • Environmental philosophy
  • Political philosophy

Selected Publications

“Humans and the Soil,” forthcoming in Environmental Ethics.

“Democratic Deliberation and Moral Awareness,” Journal of Public Deliberation (Volume 5, Issue 1 2009 Article 10).

Philosophy and Theology in a Burlesque Mode: John Toland and the Way of Paradox. New York: Prometheus Books, 2005.

The Enthusiastical Concerns of Dr. Henry Moore: Religious Meaning and the Psychology of Delusion. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1997.

"Pascal's Physics," in Nicholas Hammond (ed.), Cambridge Companion to Pascal (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

"Pascal's Science," in Storia della Scienza, (Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, forthcoming).

"Pascal and the Wager," in Robert Audi (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, (Cambridge University Press, 1995).