Department of History and Philosophy

Amy Donahue

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Social Sciences Building (SO 402), Room 4092
Phone: 470-578-6624


Amy Donahue is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Kennesaw State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, with areas of specialization in Indian Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Language. She also holds an MA in Philosophy of Religion from King’s College London, and an AB in Philosophy from Colgate University.

Philosophy East and West featured Dr. Donahue’s article “For the Cowherds: Coloniality and Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy” in the “Discussions” section of its April 2016 issue, along with a rejoinder written by the Cowherds collective and a reply written by Dr. Donahue to their rejoinder. In December 2015, she co-edited a special issue of the journal Continental and Comparative Philosophy on the theme “Decolonizing Comparative Methodologies” with Dr. Rohan Kalyan of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. An article she wrote entitled “Suffering Free Markets: A ‘Classical’ Buddhist Critique of Capitalist Conceptions of ‘Value’” appeared in the April 2014 issue of Philosophy East and West.

She serves on the American Philosophical Association’s standing Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophers, and on the boards of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy and the Society for Teaching Comparative Philosophy.

Her regular rotation of courses at Kennesaw State includes Indian Philosophy (PHIL 4200), Asian Philosophy (PHIL 3200), Feminist Philosophy (PHIL 3130), Logic (PHIL 2300), and Ways of Knowing (PHIL 2200).