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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!!

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.  

Professor Eduardo Mendieta's review of Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border (University of Texas Press, 2014) by Distinguished Professor Edward S. Casey and Mary Watkins was published on Society and Space Open Site.

Ph.D. candidate Travis Holloway co-translated Jean-Luc Nancy and Aurelien Barrau's What's These Worlds Coming To? with Flor Mechain (Fordham University Press, 2014).

The Luce Irigaray Circle has awarded the 2014 Karen Burke Memorial Prize to Stephen Seely of Rutgers University for his essay "Does Life Have (A) Sex?  Thinking Ontology and Sexual Difference with Irigaray and Simondon." Stephen will present the paper at the 7th Conference of the Irigaray Circle, December 2014, Melbourne, Australia. The prize honors our late Stony Brook colleague, Karen Burke, a gentle philosopher and founding member of the Irigaray Circle. 

Professor Mary C. Rawlinson will be in residence at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia during December 2014 on a CAVE (Center for Agency, Values, and Ethics) Research Fellowship.

Professor Anne O'Byrne and the late Professor Hugh Silverman have edited Subjects and Simulations: Between Baudrillard and Lacoue-Labarthe (Lexington Books, 2015).

Labor and Global Justice: Essays on the Ethics of Labor Practices Under
Globalization
, edited by Professor Mary C. Rawlinson, Wim Vandekerckhove, Ronald M.S. Commers, and Ph.D. alumnus Tim R. Johnston, with a foreword by Distinguished Professor Edward S. Casey, was published by Lexington Books (2014).

Professor Emeritus Rita Nolan's article "How did Humans become Behaviorally Modern? Revisiting the 'Art First' Hypothesis" has been published in The Evolution of Social Communication in Primates, Interdisciplinary Evolution Research I, eds. M. Pina, N. Gontier (Switzerland: Springer, 2014).

Professor Allegra de Laurentiis' essay "Race in Hegel: Text and Context" appears in Philosophie nach Kant. Neue Wege zum Verstaendnis von Kants Transzendental- und Moralphilosophie, ed. by Mario Egger (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014).

Ph.D. alumnus Donald Landes' book Merleau-Ponty and the Paradoxes of Expression (Bloomsbury, 2013) is the 2014 winner of the prestigious Edwin Ballard Prize in Phenomenology for an Outstanding Book, awarded by The Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology.

Ph.D. alumnus Terry Pinkard reviewed Freedom's Right: The Social Foundation's of Democratic Life by Axel Honneth, translated by Joseph Ganahl (Columbia University Press, 2014).

Ph.D. alumnus Donald Landes' article "Individuals and Technology: Gilbert Simondon, from Ontology to Ethics to Feminist Bioethics" has been published in Continental Philosophy Review (47:153-176).

Ph.D. alumni Tina Chanter and Sean Kirkland co-edited the collection The Returns of Antigone: Interdisciplinary Essays, newly published by SUNY Press (November 2014).  The volume also contains an essay by Professor Mary C. Rawlinson.

Ph.D. alumna Shannon Hoff's book The Laws of the Spirit: A Hegelian Theory of Justice was published by SUNY Press (April 2014) and will be available in paperback in January 2015.

Assistant Professor Gabrielle Jackson's essay "Neurophilosophy and Its Discontents" appeared in The Institute Letter (Summer 2014): 5-6. 

Professor Eduardo Mendieta gave the Cesar Chavez Intercultural Lecture at Elmhurst College on Wednesday, October 1st, with his talk "The Rights of Immigrants and the Duties of Nations: On Transnational Justice."

Professor Robert Crease co-authored the New York Times editorial "So You're Not a Physicist..." with Professor Alfred Scharff Goldhaber of the Physics Department.

Announcing the publication of Antonio T. De Nicolas: Poet of Eternal Return (Nalanda International, 2014), edited by Christopher Key Chapple, a festschrift celebrating Professor Emeritus Antonio T. De Nicolas.

Ph.D. Alumnus Charles Johnson was interviewed for Columns, the University of Washington Alumni Magazine, and is featured in Nedra Floyd Pautler's article "Bending Time."

Ph.D. alumnus Andrew Mitchell's translation of On Hegel's "Philosophy of Right" by Martin Heidegger was published by Bloomsbury (2014).

Distinguished Professor Edward S. Casey and Mary Watkin's book Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border has been published by University of Texas Press.

Join us as we welcome Gabrielle Jackson to the Department of Philosophy as our newest Assistant Professor.  Welcome, Dr. Jackson!

MA student Abdullah Basaran's essay "The Influence of Time on Artworks: A Hermeneutical Reading of Holocaust Films" was published in the journal On Human and Society, vol. 4, no. 7.

Ph.D. alumnus Andrew F. Smith's essay "Religion in the Public Sphere: Incentivizing Reciprocal Deliberative Engagement" was published in Philosophy and Social Criticism (2014, Vol. 40(6): 535-554).

Doctoral candidate Daniel Susser has won a 2014-15 Arts, Humanitites, and Social Sciences Graduate Fellowship, and Professor Jeff Edwards has won a Faculty Research Program grant.

Ph.D. alumnus Lawrence Cahoone's play Wise Guys: A Philosophical Comedy is available from Heartland Plays.

Ph.D. alumnus Leonard Lawlor has edited The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon (co-edited with John Nale), which features contributions from Ph.D. alumnus James Bernauer, Professor Eduardo Mendieta, and the late Professor Hugh Silverman (Cambridge University Press, 2014). 

Professor Robert Crease's column, "A Requiem for Technocracy," has been blogged in Facts & Arts.

Ph.D. alumnus Jeffrey Epstein's review essay "The State of Sovereignty and a Future Democratic Justice" has appeared in Radical Philosophy Review (Vol. 17, No. 1, 2014, p. 275-279.)  This essay is a review of alumnus Peter Gratton's The State of Sovereignty: Lessons from the Political Fictions of Modernity (Albany: SUNY Press, 2012).

Doctoral student Soren Whited's essay "Black Nationalism and the Politics of Race in the United States" was published in Radical Philosophy Review (Vol. 17, No. 1, 2014).

Professor Eduardo Mendieta's essay "Freedom as Practice and Civic Genius: On James Tully's Public Philosophy" was published in Freedom and Democracy in an Imperial Context: Dialogues with James Tully" (Routledge, 2014).

Doctoral candidate Daniel Susser's article "Philosophy's Climate Problem: A Primer," was published in the APA Newsletter on Feminisim and Philosophy.

Professor Anne O'Byrne and doctoral student Carlie Anglemire have translated Jean-Luc Nancy's Being Nude, now available from Fordham University Press.

Professor Mary C. Rawlinson composed a "A Toast to Ed" and Associate Professor Megan Craig composed "An Ode to Ed" on the occasion of Distinguished Professor Edward S. Casey's 75th birthday. Happy Birthday, Dr. Casey!

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