Don Ihde

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Distinguished Professor
Ph.D. Boston University, 1964

Harriman Hall 221
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7575
dihde@notes.cc.stonybrook.edu


Areas of Specialization

Interests develop around both philosophy of science and technology, with special recent interests in imaging technologies. In addition, work on intercultutral perception and plural cultural patterns form part of the research interest.

Don Ihde's career has encompassed three emphases. Early in his career, he undertook original studies in phenomenology, notably in the works Listening and Voice, Experimental Phenomenology, and more recently in Postphenomenology (Northwestern University Press, 1973). He has also been a North American pioneer in the philosophy of technology, publishing the widely recognized Technics and Praxis and Technology and the Lifeworld. More recently, he has turned to science studies or "technoscience." In these areas, his works Instrumental Realism (Indiana University Press, 1991), Expanding Hermeneutics:Visualism in Science, and Bodies in Technology are prominent. Ihde is researching imaging technologies and epistemology. He is active internationally and regularly gives doctoral seminars in several European countries. He directs the Technoscience Research Group and the Technoscience Research Seminar at the University. Postphenomenology: A Critical Companion to Ihde (SUNY Press, 2006), contains essays concerning Ihde's work by nineteen prominent scholars has also been recently published.


Selected Publications

  • Postphenomenology: Essays in the Postmodern Context, Northwestern, 1973. 
  • Instrumental Realism: The Interface between Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology, Indiana, 1991. 
  • "How Could We Ever Believe Science is not Political?" 
  • Interview with Don Ihde 
  • "If Phenomenology is an Albatross, is Postphenomenology Possible?" 
  • "Whole Earth Measurements" 
  • "Why Not Science Critics?" 
  • "Expanding Hermeneutics"

Professor Ihde's Philosophical Portraits, February 14, 2012


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Upcoming Events

Spring 2016 Colloquia

 

Collegium Workshop: Adam Israel

February 12th
3:00-5:00 pm

 

Faculty/Student Research Colloquium:
Prof. Gabrielle Jackson and Brendan Conuel

February 24th
1:00-3:00 pm

 

Lecture: Katja Vogt

February 25th
4:00 pm

 

Silverman Award Lecture: Harrison Fluss

March 10th
4:30 pm

 

PhD Recruitment Roundtable

March 23rd
2:30 pm

 

Karen Burke Lecture: Sabrina Hom

March 24th

 

Graduate Colloquium: 
Jennifer Carter and Catherine Carol

March 30th
1:00 pm

Lecture: Zhang Ji, Visiting Scholar

April 7th
4:00 pm

 

Faculty/Student Research Colloquium: 
Prof. Jeff Edwards and Soren Whited

April 27th
1:00 pm

 

Bodies and Race Symposium

May 5th and 6th

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