Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1963
M.S., Physics, The University of Chicago
B.S., Physics, The Illinois Institute of Technology
Harriman Hall 219
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7570
Areas of Specialization
Philosophy of science, philosophy of technology, environmental issues
In recent years, Marshall Spector's research and teaching interests have focused on the intersection of philosophy of technology and environmental issues. He is fascinated by the ways in which various cultures interact with their physical environments through their technologies and how other aspects of these cultures affect that interaction. He finds this nest of relations in our own scientific-industrial culture of the past few centuries to be particularly interesting. Spector has been with the Stony Brook Department of Philosophy since 1968. He has written Methodological Foundations of Relativistic Mechanics (Notre Dame Press) and Concepts of Reduction in Physical Science (Temple University Press) and has contributed to such publications as Philosophy of Science and the Occult and the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
- Methodological Foundations of Relativistic Mechanics (Notre Dame Press)
- Concepts of Reduction in Physical Science (Temple University Press)
"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
Husserl's Missing Technologies: Don Ihde Book Presentation
Featuring "Missing Ihde," with Prof. Robert Crease
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"