David Dilworth

David Dilworth

Ph.D. Fordham University, 1963
Ph.D. Columbia University, 1970

Harriman Hall 254
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7570

Areas of Specialization

History of philosophy, comparative philosophy, systematic metaphysics

David Dilworth regularly contributes translation and commentary to journals and books in the areas of modern Japanese philosophy, most recently in The Sourcebook for Modern Japanese Philosophy: Selected Documents (Greenwood Press, 1998). He is the author of Philosophy in World Perspective: A comparative Hermeneutic of the Major Theories (Yale, 1989), which is a systematic coordination of the principles of the classics of world philosophy. Dilworth is a specialist in modern Japanese Philosophy (The Kyoto School) and has interests in traditional figures such as K_kai and D_gen. He also specializes in classical American Pragmatism (Peirce, James, Dewey) and American transcendentalism stemming from Emerson.

Upcoming Events

Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award

September 15th, 4 pm

Terry Pinkard
"Hegel's History of Metaphysics"



September 29th, 4 pm

Georgia Warnke, University of California, Riverside
"Historical Understanding and the 'Blemish of Extraordinary Moral Legacies'"



October 12th, 4 pm

Klaus Vieweg, Jena University
"The Concept of Action in Hegel's Practical Philosophy and Aesthetics"


Dissertation Defense

October 13th, 11 am

Miles Hentrup
"Once Again from the Beginning: On the Relationship of Skepticism and Philosophy in Hegel's System"



October 25th, 5 pm

Adam Cureton, University of Tennessee
"Offensive Beneficence"




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