In the News
Ph.D. alumnus Andrew Carson has compiled data on placement for grads in Continental Philosophy doctoral programs, and, according to his analysis, our department is #1 in tenure-track job placements.
Professor Eva Kittay has been offered a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for her project "Philosophy and Cognitive Disability."
Professor Eduardo Mendieta's interview A pós-colonialidade potencializa a democracia with Luciano Gallas for IHU has been posted on line.
Professor David A. Dillworth's translation of Yukichi Fukuzawa's An Encouragement of Learning has been revised and reissued by Columbia University Press with a new foreword by Dillworth.
Doctoral Candidate Travis Holloway's translation (with Flor Méchain) of Jean-Luc Nancy's essay "Of Struction" has been published in Parrhesia and is available at http://www.parrhesiajournal.org/parrhesia17/parrhesia17_nancy.pdf
Professor Emeritus Dick Howard's essay "Andre Gorz and the Philosophical Foundation of the Political" was published in in Logos (Vol. 12, No. 3). Modified versions of this article will appear in the German journal Berliner Debatte and the French journal Esprit.
Professor Emeritus Dick Howard was interviewed in the Novemnber 5, 2013 issue of Le Monde.
Philosophy major Jean-Claude Velasquez has been awarded the A. Sanchez Construction Corporation Scholarship Undergraduate Award for Academic Achievement.
Professor Eduardo Mendieta's co-edited volume Habermas and Religion has just been published by Polity. The cover art is by Professor Megan Craig.
Ph.D. alumnus Sean Kirkland's book The Ontology of Socratic Questioning in Plato’s Early Dialogues (SUNY Press 2012) was award the Eighth Annual Symposium Book Award by the Canadian Society for Continetal Philosophy.
Professor Anne O'Byrne's translation of Jean-Luc Nancy's Corpus II: Writings on Sexuality has been published by Fordham University Press.
The work of Distinguished Professor Edward S. Casey is celebrated in the Festschrift, Exploring the Work of Edward S. Casey: Giving Voice to Place, Memory, and Imagination (Bloomsbury, 2013), edited by Stony Brook Philosophy alums Azucena Cruz-Pierre and Donald A. Landes.
Ph.D. Alumnus Javier Aguirre's essay "Habermas’ account of the role of religion in the public sphere: A response to Cristina Lafont’s critiques through an illustrative political debate about same-sex marriage" has appeared in Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 39, No. 7 (2013): 637-673.
Ph.D. alumna Shannon Hoff was elected president of the Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy.
Professor Mary Rawlinson was awarded a Visiting Fellowship in Ethics and Philosophy for Fall 2013 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
The Department of Philosophy enthusiastically welcomes two new faculty members: Alan Kim and Andrew Platt. They join us as Assistant Professors.
Professor Edurado Mendieta has published a review of Pauline Kleingeld's book Kant and Cosmopolitanism: The Philosophical Ideal of World Citizenship.
Professor Eduardo Mendieta presented: "Democratic Deliberation, Communicative Power, and the Politics of Liberation: Habermas and Dussel" and "The Humanities in a Cosmopolitan Public Sphere" at the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy in Athens, Greece, August 4th-10th, 2013.
Stony Brook Alum Dr. Donald Landes's translation of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception (Routledge, 2012) has now been released in paperback.
Stony Brook Alum Dr. Donald Landes's book The Merleau-Ponty Dictionary is now available from Bloomsbury.
Stony Brook Alum Dr. Charles Johnson will be awarded the 2013 Humanities Washington Award.
Doctoral Candidate Tim R. Johnston published “Transgressive Translations: Parrhesia and the Politics of Being Understood,” in philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism, 3.1 (Spring 2013).
Doctoral Candidate Tim R. Johnston was awarded the 2013 Vivien Hartog Best Graduate Student Teacher Prize by the Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate Program.
Professor Eduardo Mendieta's essay “The Avatars of Masculinity: How Not to be A Man” has just appeared in Francisco Collado-Rodríguez, ed. Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Choke (London, New Delhi, New York, Sydney: Bloomsbury, 2013), 45-59.
Professor Eduardo Mendieta's essay "El Bestiario de Heidegger: El Animal sin Lenguaje ni Historia" [PDF], translated by Alumni Javier Orland Aguirre, was published in the Colombian Journal of Philosophy, Filosofia UIS, Vol. 11, No. 1 (2012), 17-43.
Professor Eduardo Mendieta received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Professor Eva Kittay and Professor Anita Silvers (San Francisco State University) have been named winners of the Lebowitz Prize, given jointly by the Phi Beta Kappa Society and the American Philosophical Association.
Timothy Hyde received the Provost's Distinguished Lecturer Award for 2013.
Professor Eduardo Mendieta delivered "The New-New Capitalism and the Tasks of Critical Theory: Some Theses" at the Global Ethics and Capitalism: Rethinking Critical Theory. Fourth Workshop In Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy Department, Michigan State University, October 4-5th, 2013.
Professor Eduardo Mendieta delivered "La ortopraxis moral de la ley: Colonialidad y los derechos humanos" and "La Deconstruction de la Historia Mundial: La Historia como chronotopología" at the International International Pensamiento Critico del Sur: Genealogias y Emergencias, CCT-CONICET, Mendoza, Argentina, September 25-27th, 2013.
Professor Eduardo Mendieta delivered his lecture "Dignity, Communicative Freedom, and the Law" at Muhlenberg College, PA, on September 18th as part of the college's 2013-2014 Women's & Gender Studies Forum: Freedom, Personhood, and Justice.
Professor Eduardo Mendieta's essay “World Society, Public Sphere and Cosmopolitanism” has just appeared in Raúl Fornet-Betancourt, Hans Schelkshorn, Franz Gmainer-Pranzl, eds., Auf dem Weg zu einer Gerechten Universalität: Philosophischen Grundlagen und Politischen Perspektiven (Aachen: Wissenschaftsverlag Mainz, 2013), 127-139.
Book Presentation: "The Elusive Hermes: Method, Discourse, Interpreting"
Tuesday, December 3rd
Lecture: “Non-Philosophical Texts: Star Trek"
Tuesday, December 3rd
Lecture: "Racialized Time"
Alia al -Saji
Thursday, December 5th
Dissertation Defense: “Creating Safe Spaces"
Thursday, December 5th
Conference: Origins of Truth
Stony Brook Manhattan
Friday and Saturday, February 21st - 22nd
Hannah Arendt Circle
Stony Brook Manhattan
March 21-22, 2014
FAÇADES: The Architecture of (In)authenticy
Seventh Annual Philosophy and the Arts Conference
March 28-29, 2014
Sound And Affect: Voice, Music, World
Stony Brook University
April 18-19, 2014
Stony Brook - Sorbonne Symposium on Feminist Bioethics
May 24, 2014
Jill Drouillard and Anne O'Byrne