Stony Brook Alum and DePaul University Associate Professor Sean Kirkland published two new books: an authored volume with SUNY Press, The Ontology of Socratic Questioning in Plato's Early Dialogues, and an edited collection with University of Chicago Press, The Nature Drawings of Peter Karklins. In addition, Professor Kirkland is an invited speaker at this year's Boston Area Colloquium on Ancient Philosophy, where he will present on "Dialectic and Proto-Phenomenology in Aristotle."
Stony Brook Alum and College of Mount Saint Vincent Professor Ron Scapp was elected President of the National Association for Ethnic Studies and awarded the Charles C. Irby Award for recognition of distinguished work in the field of Ethnic Studies. Professor Scapp will deliver the Joseph Hearst Memorial Lecture at the 2013 Frank Church Symposium in Idaho, on Education, Power and Leadership.
Professor Lorenzo Simpson's essay, "Twin Earth and its Horizons: On Hermeneutics, Reference, and Scientific Theory Choice," The Philosophical Forum, 43 (2012): 1-25, was the lead article in this issue of The Philosophical Forum, an issue devoted to Continental solutions to analytic problems.
Professor Eduardo Mendieta delivered the keynote address at the 19th Biennial Conference of the North American Sartre Society, held at Texas A&M, November 28-30th. The title of his address was "Don Quijote's Existentialist Children."
Professor Lorenzo Simpson delivered the keynote address at the Annual Conference of the North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics, held at the University of California/Riverside, October 5-6, 2012. The title of his address was "Critical Fusions: Towards a Genuine 'Hermeneutics of Suspicion'."
Associate Professor Jeff Edwards's translation (with Martin Schönfeld) of Kant’s first book, the Essay on Living Forces, was published by Cambridge University Press. You can find it in the new volume of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant titled Natural Science, which is available in December.
Undergraduate philosophy major Jean-Claude Velasquez won Stony Brook's Ana Maria Torres scholarship.
The IFB awarded Professor Don Ihde its 2012 Golden Eurydice Award.
Professor Patrick Grim entered his fourth year of NIH-funded work on MIDAS, the Modeling Infectious Disease Agent Study, a multi-university effort to build "an enormous multi-agent computational model, world-wide but focused on the United States, designed to provide policy-makers with the ability to project potential courses for various forms of epidemic and the effectiveness of proposed interventions."
Doctoral student Soren Whited won the 2012 Radical Philosophy Association Iris Marion Young Award for his paper "The Historical Legacy of Struggles Against Racial Oppression in Present forms of Anti-Racist Politics."
Professor Eduardo Mendieta reviewed Juan Manuel Garrido's On Time, Being, and Hunger: Challenging the Traditional Way of Thinking Life in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
Professors Ed Casey, Don Ihde, Eduardo Mendieta, and Hugh Silverman, as well as Stony Brook Alum Sharon Meagher, published essays in the latest volume of the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP).
Professor Robert Crease reviewed a new production of Henrik Ibsen's "Enemy of the People" in Newsday.
Stony Brook Alum and current Drexel University Assistant Professor Andrew F. Smith reviewed Andrew J. Pierce's Collective Identity, Oppression, and the Right to Self-Ascription in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Art Megan Craig's artwork will be on display in a show titled If and How, September 15 - October 14 at Scott & Bowne.
Doctoral Candidate Jane Clare Jones published an editorial in the Guardian titled, "Do women who have had sex always tell lies?"
Stony Brook Alum and current University of Colorado at Boulder Assistant Professor Benjamin Hale wrote a piece for the New York Times "The Stone" column, titled "The Veil of Opulence."
Stony Brook Master's Program Alum and current PhD Candidate at the University of Oregon, Lucy Schultz, published an article titled "Nishida Kitarō, G.W.F. Hegel, and the Pursuit of the Concrete: A Dialectic of Dialectics" in Philosophy East and West.
Stony Brook Alum and current Rochester Institute of Technology Associate Professor Evan Selinger wrote a piece for The Atlantic, titled "The Philosophy of the Technology of the Gun," on the tragedy in Aurora, CO seen through the lens of Don Ihde's philosophy of technology.
Stony Brook Alum and current Georgia Institute of Technology Assistant Professor Robert Rosenberger wrote a piece for The Atlantic, titled "Siri, Take This Down: Will Voice Control Shape Our Writing?"
Undergraduate Jean Claude Velasquez won the prestigious and highly competitive Provost's Award for Academic Excellence.
Undergraduate Christie Sacco won the Dean's Choice award.
Professor Eduardo Mendieta reviewed Stony Brook Alum and current Emory University Assistant Professor Andrew Mitchell's book Heidegger Among the Sculptors: Body, Space, and the Art of Dwelling.
Stony Brook Alum and current Emory University Assistant Professor Andrew Mitchell published a new translation of Heidegger's Bremen and Freiburg Lectures.
Friday, May 24th, 1:30 pm