Frontiers of Philosophy: 42 Years of Stony Brook Philosophy Department PhDs
April 26-28, 2013
Stony Brook University
Wang Center

Burnt Cove, 2012

 

Official Event Program

Please click here for a pdf of the official event program: Frontiers of Philosophy Program.  Thank you!

For a downloadable version of the conference poster, please click here: Frontiers of Philosophy

Registration

For a downloadable version of the conference poster, please click here: Frontiers of Philosophy


Hotels

Holiday Inn Express

Reservations can be made by
calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or
www.stonybrookny.hiexpress.com or
calling 631-471-8000

Use the block code FOP to get the conference rate of $129/room/night with breakfast included. Reservations at the discounted rate will be available until April 11th.

Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook

1 Circle Road
Stony Brook, New York, 11794, USA
631-978-7205
For reservations, please click below:
http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/I/ISPSBGI-FRT-20130425/index.jhtml 

Conference Rate: $139 per night, without breakfast included. Reservations at the discounted rate will be available until
March 26th.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 26th

10:00am -5:00pm        Theatre Lobby, Charles B. Wang Center

                                    Registration

 

11:00-11:30am            Lecture Hall II, Charles B. Wang Center

WELCOME

Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., President of Stony Brook University

 

“Frontiers of Philosophy: 42 Years of Stony Brook Philosophy Department PhDs”

Eduardo Mendieta, Professor and Department Chair

 

“Conference Recorder: Invitation and Request”

Sharon Meagher, ‘91, University of Scranton

 

“Welcome”

Matthew Colson, Executive Director of Alumni Relations

 

“Conference Information”

Eduardo Mendieta

 

 

11:30am-1:00pm         Lecture Hall II, Charles B. Wang Center

 STONY BROOK’S HEIDEGGER

 Chair: Jason Jorjani

 “Authenticity and Publicity in Heidegger”

Michael Sigrist, ‘09, George Washington University

 

“Authenticity and Autonomous Agency”

Roman Altshuler, ‘10

 

“Heidegger, Nietzsche, and the Question of Laughter”

Gary Aylesworth, ‘81, Eastern Illinois University

 

“Heidegger and His Publishers: On the Making Public of Thought"

Andrew Mitchell, ’01, Emory University

 

                       

1:00-2:30pm    Lunch Break – On your own

 

 

2:30-3:45pm    Lecture Hall II, Charles B. Wang Center

 OUTSIDE PHILOSOPHY: BEING PHILOSOPHICAL ELSEWHERE

 Chair: Hamad Mohammed

 

“The Other 10%: Fulfillment Outside Academia?”

Scott Weiner, ’89, BlueC Studio       

 

“Philosophy Used and Abused in Teaching High School and Defending the Accused”

Larry Kupers, ’83, Office of Defender Services, Administrative Office of the United States Courts

 

“Four Ways Out: Some”

Ron Scapp, ’90, College of Mount Saint Vincent

 

“Remembering Philosophy: Being a Philosophical Being”

Jay Williams, ’84, Schiff Hardin LLP

 

 

4:00-5:15pm    Lecture II, Charles B. Wang Center

 THE PHILOSOPHY AND PEDAGOGY OF DAVID B. ALLISON                   

Chair: Timothy A. D. Hyde, ’04, Stony Brook

 

  • Lysanne Fauvel, ’09, Southwestern University
  • Alphonso Lingis, Emeritus, Penn State
  • Tina Chanter, ’87, Professor, Depaul University
  • Babette Babich, ‘82, Professor, Fordham University

 

5:15-5:30pm    Lecture II, Charles B. Wang Center

 REMEMBERING JUSTUS BUCHLER

 James Campbell, ’79, University of Toledo

 

 5:30-7:30pm   Chapel, Charles B. Wang Center

WELCOME RECEPTION   

 

Introduction   

Eduardo Mendieta, Chair of the Department of Philosophy

 

Welcome

Dennis A. Assanis, Provost of Stony Brook University

           

“Eating Wolves: A Stony Brook Legacy? Remarks on ‘The Tribe’”

Tom Thorp, ‘93, Saint Xavier University

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH

 

8:30am                        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST      

           

9:30-10:15am Lecture Hall II, Charles B. Wang Center

 PHILOSOPHY OF CULTURE

“But is it Philosophy?” Cancelled

Susan Bordo, ‘82, Otis A. Singletary Chair in the Humanities, University of Kentucky

 

Introduced by Tim Johnston

 

10:30am -12:30pm      Lecture Hall II, Charles B. Wang Center

 STONY BROOK FEMINISMS       

 Chair: Nathifa Greene

 

“Feminism and What Philosophy Does (Not) Know”

Gaile Poulhaus, ‘03, Miami University (Ohio)

 

“Jane Addams and Jane Jacobs: Two Exemplary Philosophical Street Walkers”

Sharon Meagher, ‘91, University of Scranton

 

“From Sex to Gender and Back Again”

Ellen Feder, ‘96, American University

 

“Is Kinship Always Already Racial?”

Sabrina Hom, ‘09, Georgia College and State University

 

“Arendt’s Critique of Romantic Introspection”

Emily Zakin, ‘97, Miami University

 

 

12:30-1:30pm  Chapel, Charles B. Wang Center

 BAG LUNCH

 Remarks          Nancy Squires, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

 

 1:30-2:15pm    Wang Theater

 ETHICS AND FOOD           

 “(The Return of) Food Ethics: 3 Challenges for our Time”

 Paul B. Thompson, ‘80, W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University

 Introduced by Danae Mcleod

  

2:30-4:15pm    Lecture Hall II, Charles B. Wang Center

 NATURE AND/OR TECHNOLOGY         

 Chair: Daniel Susser

 

“Environmental Imagination”

Irene Klaver, ‘96, University of North Texas

 

“Little Wing”

Lawrence Cahoone, ‘85, College of the Holy Cross

 

“All Natural Things Shining: Re-Valuing Nature”

David Strong, ‘90, Rocky Mountain College

 

“Multistability and the Philosophy of Technology”

Robert Rosenberger, ‘08, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

“A Phenomenology of Fences”

Brian Seitz, ’89, Babson College

 

“Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology, and Cognitive Science”

Susan Bredlau, ‘06, Emory University

 

 

 4:30-4:45pm    Lecture Hall II, Charles B. Wang Center

 INTRODUCTION AND APPRECIATION OF CHARLES JOHNSON

 

“Ethics of a Tightrope Walker”

Richard Hart, ‘84, Bloomfield College

 

 

5:00-5:45pm    Lecture Hall II, Charles B. Wang Center

 “The Never Settled Wonderment About Literature and Philosophy”

Charles Johnson, ‘88, S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Endowed Professor of English, University of Washington, Emeritus

 

 

6:15pm                        VAN LEAVES FROM ADMIN LOOP FOR SUNWOOD

 6:30-9:00pm    GALA DINNER

Sunwood

                                            

 

6:45-7:00         Sunwood

 PRESENTATION OF THE DON IHDE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI PRIZE

 Speaker: Don Ihde

 Remarks by Eva Feder Kittay and Edward S. Casey, Distinguished Professors

 

 SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH

 

8:30am                        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST                              

 

9:30-10:15am Lecture Hall II, Charles B. Wang Center

 THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

 “Freedom in Nature: Hegel’s Naturalism”                                         

Terry P. Pinkard, ‘75, University Professor, Georgetown University

 Introduced by: Eva Boodman

 

 10:30am -12:30pm      Lecture Hall II, Charles B. Wang Center

 INTERDISCIPLINARITY AND THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY    

 Chair: Adam Israel

 

“Snubnosedness; or, On Aristotle and the Form of Matter”

Sean Kirkland, ‘03, DePaul University

 

“Global Ethics Education: A Decolonial Critique”

Shari Stone-Mediatore, ‘97, Ohio Wesleyan University

  

“Passive Synthesis and Habit in Husserl and Merleau-Ponty”

Whitney Howell, ‘12, Stony Brook University

 

“I Show You a Mystery”

Karmen MacKendrick, ‘94, Le Moyne College

 

“Hegel and the Legal Conditions of Action”

Shannon Hoff, ‘05, Institute of Christian Studies

 

 

Alumni Attending

Roman Altshuler, ‘10

Gary Aylesworth, ‘81, Eastern Illinois University

Roger Bell, ‘90, Sonoma State University

Susan Bordo, ‘82, University of Kentucky

Susan Bredlau, ‘06, Emory University

Lawrence Cahoone, ‘85, College of the Holy Cross

James Campbell, ‘79, University of Toledo

Tina Chanter, ’87, DePaul University

Richard Cohen, ‘79, University of Buffalo

Lysane Fauvel, ‘09, Southwestern University

Ellen Feder, ‘96, American University

Richard Hart, ‘84, Bloomfield College

Shannon Hoff, ‘05, Institute for Christian Studies

Sabrina Hom, ‘09, Georgia College and State University

Timothy Hyde, ‘04, Stony Brook University

Charles Johnson, ‘88, University of Washington

Serene Khader, ‘08, Stony Brook University

Sean Kirkland, ‘03, DePaul University

Irene Klaver, ‘96, University of North Texas

Larry Kupers, ’83, Office of Defender Services, Administrative Office of the United States Courts

Karmen MacKendrick, ‘94, Le Moyne College

Sharon Meagher, ‘91, University of Scranton

Marjorie Miller, '80, SUNY Purchase College

Andrew Mitchell, ‘01, Emory University

Charles Munitz, ‘79, Boston Arts Diary

Terry Pinkard, ‘75, Georgetown University

Gaile Pohlhaus, ‘03, Miami University (Ohio)

Robert Rosenberger, ‘08, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ron Scapp, ‘90, College of Mount Saint Vincent

Brian Schroeder, ‘90, Rochester Institute of Technology

Brian Seitz, ‘89, Babson College

Michael Sigrist, ‘09, George Washington University

Thomas Slaughter, Jr., ‘88, Bloomfield College

Anthony Steinbock, ‘93, Southern Illinois University

Shari Stone-Mediatore, ‘97, Ohio Wesleyan University

David Strong, ‘90, Rocky Mountain College

Paul Thompson, ‘80, Michigan State University

Thomas Thorp, ‘93, Saint Xavier University

Kathleen Wallace, ‘83, Hofstra University

Scott Weiner, ‘89, BlueC Studio

Jay Williams, ’84, Schiff Hardin LLP

Emily Zakin, ‘97, Miami University

 

  

5:00-7:00pm:              AESTHETIC DESSERT

 

As a fitting coda to the conference, Professors Megan Craig and Ed Casey invite you to join them for the opening reception of an exhibition of their paintings, along with those of Christina Maile and Parviz Mohassel, at the Westbeth Gallery in New York.

 

Free Variation

Westbeth Gallery, 155 Bank Street, West Village, NYC

(enter through the courtyard)

Opening Reception: 5:00-7:00 pm 

                                                                                               

 

Upcoming Events

Thinking the Plural: Richard Bernstein’s Contribution to American Philosophy
[PDF]

September 26th-27th

“Other Histories, Other Temporalities: Latin American Thought in Intersection with Continental Philosophy”
[PDF]

Alejandro Vallega
October 8th

Fré Ilgen: Arts and Bodies
[PDF]

October 14th

Translating Jean-Luc Nancy: Invitations and Intrusions
[PDF]

October 15th

*POSTPONED* Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award
[PDF]

October 21st

Book Presentation
[PDF]

Edward S. Casey and Mary Watkins, Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border
October 30th

Spaces of Control: Confronting Austerity and Repression
[PDF]

Eleventh Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference
November 6th-9th

"Envelopes of Flesh"

November 7th

"The Avowal of the Truth: Torture and Confession in the Witch-Hunt"

November 13th

“Affective Labor and Feminist Politics”
[PDF]

Johanna Oksala
November 18th

“Heidegger's Mask: Silence, Politics and 'World Jewry' in the Black Notebooks"
[PDF]

Adam Knowles
November 20th

Transatlantic Collegium Workshop

Wesley Mattingly
December 1st

“The Big Picture: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions”
[CANCELLED]

Kelly Oliver
December 2nd

"Violence and Hyperbole: From the Death Penalty Seminar to the 'Cogito' Essay"

Michael Nass
December 11th

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