Edward S. Casey


Distinguished Professor
Ph.D. Northwestern University, 1967
B.A. Yale University, 1961

Harriman Hall 217
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7570

Areas of Specialization

Phenomenology, philosophical psychology, aesthetics, theory of psychoanalysis. Recent research includes investigations into place and space; landscape painting and maps as modes of representation; ethics and the other; feeling and emotion; philosophy of perception (with special attention to the role of the glance); the nature of edges


Edward Casey, past chairman of the department (1991-2001), works in aesthetics, philosophy of space and time, ethics, perception, and psychoanalytic theory. He obtained his doctorate at Northwestern University in 1967 and has taught at Yale University, the University of California at Santa Barbara, The New School for Social Research, Emory University, and several other institutions. His published books include Imagining: A Phenomenological Study (Studies in Continental Thought) (Indiana University Press, 2000), Remembering: A Phenomenological Study (Studies in Continental Thought) (Indiana University Press, 2000), Getting Back into Place (Indiana University Press, 1993), and The Fate of Place (University of California Press, 1997). He has extended his close examination of the place-world to maps and landscape paintings in Representing Place in Landscape Paintings and Maps (Minnesota, 2002) and Earth-Mapping (Minnesota, 2005). A new direction of research is visual perception, with an emphasis on the unsuspected power and subtlety of the glance. A book titled The World at a Glance has just appeared (2007). Future projects will focus on edges, feeling, feeling and thinking. Overall, Casey's philosophical work is broadly descriptive and attempts to bear out the nuances of basic phenomena of human experience that have been neglected in earlier philosophical accounts.

Selected Publications




Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Events

Fall 2015 Philosophy Department Colloquia

"Flower versus Doxa"

Mira Schor
November 10th
SB Manhattan
4:00 pm

"Celebrating the Life and Work of Peter Manchester"

November 12th
1:30 pm


Faculty/Graduate Student Research Colloquium

Lorenzo Simpson
November 18th
1:00 pm


"Deleuze's Political Ethics"

Fred Evans
November 19th
4:00 pm




Department of Philosophy      Harriman Hall 213, Stony Brook, NY 11794     Phone: (631) 632-7570
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