Dr. Robert Good

Associate Professor of History

Robert GoodEducation

  • B.A., University of Virginia
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D., McGill University

Research interests

Dr. Robert Good is interested in modern France and European intellectual history. He studies the writings and household of the once­ prominent French thinker, Alfred Foullée (1838­-1912), and is exploring several related questions:

  • Does Foullée’s early Platonism contradict or somehow explain his invention of the idée­-force, a concept as modern as his Platonism was ancient?
  • What hopes and ideas unified Foullée’s vast and diverse oeuvre?
  • How did Foullée’s wife, who wrote widely ­read school primers as G. Bruno, and her son, the gifted philosopher­-poet Jean­-Marie Guyau, affect Foullée’s life and thought?

Contact Dr. Robert Good


(478) 301-5605
good_rm@mercer.edu