Ph.D. Pennsylvanian State University, 1974
B.A. (Phil., Engl., with Honors) University of Montana, 1965
Harriman Hall 232
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7570
Areas of Concentration
Recent French thought, existentialism, Nietzsche
David Allison's research interests focus on two principal projects - one examining the widespread and disturbing psychological disorder, Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome, and a series of studies on the major works of Friedrich Nietzsche. Future research plans include the ongoing editing of the New Nietzsche Studies series, of which Allison is the co-editor, the composing of a second volume of his Nietzsche book, Reading the New Nietzsche (first volume published in August 2000), and the completion of his study on Descartes. This publication will be a commentary on Descartes' Discourse on Method and the Meditations. Allison is a member of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, the Nietzsche Society, the North American Nietzsche Society, and the Society for Philosophy and Literature among others. He is also the co-author of Disordered Mother or Disordered Diagnosis: Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome (Analytic Press, 1998). Allison has published articles in the Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry, The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, and The New York Times Book Review, among others.
- Reading the Case of Christopher: Munchausen's by Proxy Syndrome [PDF]
- Iconologies: Reading Simulations with Plato and Nietzsche [PDF]
- Transgression and Its Itinerary (On Nietzsche and Sade) [PDF]
Transatlantic Collegium Workshop
“The Big Picture: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions”
"Violence and Hyperbole: From the Death Penalty Seminar to the 'Cogito' Essay"
"How to Perform a Democracy: A Genealogy of the Bare Voice"
"The Policing of Self and Others: Foucault, Political Reason & a Critical Ontology of Police"