Ph.D. Boston University, 1964
Harriman Hall 221
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7575
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.
- 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
"Art and the Quantum Moment"
Prof. Rober P. Crease
Prof. Alfred Goldhaber
Prof. Don Byron
"On Reading The Second Sex the Third Time"
Prof. Kyoo Lee
Career Opportunities for Philosophy Majors
Husserl's Missing Technologies: Don Ihde Book Presentation
Featuring "Missing Ihde," with Prof. Robert Crease
"The Assault on Ethnic Studies"
Prof. Ron Scapp
Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award
"Writing Across and Beyond the Disciplines"
Prof. Susan Bordo
Book Presentation: Peter Manchester's Temporality and the Trinity
Keynotes by Elizabeth Grosz and Emma Sulkowicz
"Heidegger and Traumatology"
Prof. Reginald Lilly
"Interspecies Ethics: Meditations on Cosmopolitan Peace"