In the News

Doctoral student Harrison Fluss' article, "Hegel on Bastille Day," is featured in the current issue of Jacobin Magazine.

Doctoral student Eva Boodman has been awarded the Quebec Research Fellowship for 2015-2016.

 Ph.D. alumnus Lawrence Cahoone's book, The Order of Nature (SUNY Press, 2014), recently received the Metaphysical Society of America's 2015 John N. Findlay Book Award, which is "typically bestowed for a given four-year interval to 'the best work of metaphysics'... as determined by a committee appointed by the officers of the society." 

Prof. Megan Craig's art show "Rose Sings" opens at Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim in Germany on May 31st and runs until July 26th.

Doctoral student Lori Gallegos de Castillo's article "Sketch of a Decolonial Environmentalism: Challenging the Colonial Conception of Nature through the Biocultural Perspective" was published in the 
Inter-American Journal of Philosophy 6:1 (32-47).

Philosophy Department winners of the AHLSS/GR&FRP Fellowship are doctoral student Ali Mohsen and Professors Anne O'Byrne and Megan Craig.

Prof. Eduardo Mendieta has been awarded CIE's Faculty Award for Excellence.  

Doctoral student Jennifer Carter has been awarded the GSO's Distinguished Travel Award. She will be attending the Seminar with Luce Irigaray at Nottingham University, England, June 22nd-26th.

Distinguished Prof. Eva Kittay has been elected Vice-President of the Eastern Division of the APA.

Ph.D. alumnus Don Landes' article "Phronēsis and the Art of Healing: Gadamer, Merleau-Ponty, and the Phenomenology of Equilibrium in Health" has been published in Human Studies 38.2 (261–279).

Doctoral candidate Lori Gallegos De Castillo has been awarded a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and has been chosen to receive an AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship.

Doctoral candidate Daniel Susser has accepted a 2015-2016 Research Fellowship at NYU's Information Law Institute. In Fall 2016, he will start a tenure-track job as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University.

Ph.D. alumnus Samuel Butler's essay "Postlapsarian Meditations: Labor and Political Participation in Socrates and Aristotle, with a Kantian Footnote" has been published in Constellations.

Prof. Megan Craig is the recipient of the 2015 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring by a Faculty Member.

Prof. Anne O'Byrne is the recipient of the 2015 Dean's Award for Excellence in Service as a Graduate Program Director.

Doctoral student Ali Mohsen has won the 2015 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student.

Ph.D. alumnus Ron Scapp will be giving The Alfonse D'Amato Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies Lecture here at Stony Brook University on Thursday, March 12th.  Dr. Scapp's lecture is entitled "The Assault on Ethnic Studies: An Assault on Democracy?"  [PDF]

The SAC Auditorium will be named the "Sidney Gelber Auditorium" in honor of the late Dr. Sidney Gelber, who passed away in November 2014. Dr. Gelber was Stony Brook's first Provost, first Dean of Arts and Sciences, and second Academic Vice President. Dr. Gelber left an indelible impact on the University and had many professional accomplishments. He led the process for Stony Brook's initial accreditation by Middle States, authored Politics and Public Higher Education in New York State -- the definitive book on the establishment and development of Stony Brook University -- and served as an intellectual and administrative model and tutor for many faculty. Prof. Gelber was also a professor in the Stony Brook University Department of Philosophy.

Ph.D. alumnus Kevin Jobe's article "Foucault and Ancient Polizei: A Genealogy of the Military-Pastorate" will be featured in the Journal of Political Power (Vol. 8, No. 1: 21-37).

Professor Robert Crease and SBU Physics Professor Alfred Scharff Goldhaber's book, The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty, was reviewed by Amir Alexander in the Science section of The New York Times ("Disorder Rules the Universe: 'The Quantum Moment' Recounts the End of Determinism"). 

Ph.D. alumnus Chad Kautzer's book Radical Philosophy: An Introduction was published by Paradigm Publishers (January 2015).

Ph.D. alumnus Peter Gratton's review of Ontology after Onto-Theology: Plurality, Event, and Contingency in Contemporary Philosophy, by Gert-Jan Van Der Heiden (Duquesne University Press, 2014), appears in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Research Assistant Professor Timothy A.D. Hyde's review of The End of Phenomenology: Metaphysics and the New Realism, by Tom Sparrow (Edinburgh University Press, 2014), appears in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Professor Robert P. Crease has edited Science Policy Up Close by John H. Marburger III, President Emeritus of Stony Brook University (Harvard University Press, 2015). 

Professor Allegra de Laurentiis and Professor Jeff Edwards' Bloomsbury Hegel Companion will be available in paperback in August 2015.

Professor Robert P. Crease will be giving a talk, with Alfred Goldhaber of the Physics Department, on "Art and the Quantum Moment," on the final day of the art exhibition by that name, on Thursday, January 29th at 5:30 pm in SCGP Room 102 of the Simons Center.

Professor Lee Miller's essay "God as li Non-Aliud: Nicholas of Cusa's Unique Designation for God" was published in The Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures (Vol. 41, No. 1: 24-40, 2015).

Ph.D. alumnus Donald Landes has accepted a tenure-track job as Assistant Professor in the Faculte de Philosophie at Universite Laval in Quebec City. The area of specialization is Continental Philosophy.

Professor Robert P. Crease's book The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty, written with Stony Brook physicist Alfred Scharff Goldhaber and based on a course that they co-teach, has been published by W.W. Norton.

Professor Jeff Edwards' entry on "Cosmology" will be featured in The Cambridge Kant Lexicon, edited by Julian Wuerth (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.)

Professor Jeff Edwards' essay "Honestum Is as Honestum Does: Reid, Hume -- and Mandeville?!" was published in Journal of Scottish Philosophy (Vol. 12, No. 1, 119-141). 

Professor Eduardo Mendieta will be leaving Stony Brook University's Philosophy Department for Penn State University's Philosophy Department at the end of this academic year.

Professor Jeff Edwards' essay "Self-Love, Sociability, and Autonomy: Some Presuppositions of Kant's Account of Practical Law" is featured in Kant, Fichte, and the Legacy of Transcendental Idealism, edited by Steven Hoeltzel and Halla Kim (Lexington Books, 2015).

Congratulations to all our doctoral students who successfully defended dissertations in Fall 2014: Brian Irwin ("The Placiality of Thought"), Maria Prado Ballarin ("Secularization as Pastoral Power: Governmentality and Christianity"), Rachel Tillman ("The Substance of Health: Aristotle, Deleuze and Guattari on the Dynamic Materiality of the Living Body and Its Influence on Medical Concepts and Practices"), Lauren Hesse ("Propaedeutic to Philosophy: Dialogue and Truth in Philosophical Practice"), Travis Holloway ("How to Perform a Democracy: A Genealogy of the Bare Voice"), and Kevin Jobe ("The Policing of Self & Others: Foucault, Political Reason & a Critical Ontology of Police").  On behalf of the department, we wish you all bright and prosperous futures!!

Professor Jeff Edwards' essay "Squire Allworthy's Inclinations and Acting from Duty: On Moral Worth in Kant and Hume" is featured in Philosophie nach Kant, edited by Mario Egger (De Gruyter, 2014).

Ph.D. alumna Sharon Meagher was appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Humanities at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania this past summer.  

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