In the News

The late Professor Peter Manchester's book, Temporality and Trinity, was reviewed in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Ph.D. alumnus Kevin Jobe's article, "Policing the Demos: Foucault, Hegel and Police Power in Waller v. City of New York," appears in the special issue of the journal "New Formations" on "Societies of Control."

Global Food, Global Justice: Essays on Eating under Globalization
, a volume edited by Professor Mary C. Rawlinson and doctoral student Caleb Ward, was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 

Doctoral student Lori Gallegos has been selected for the 2015 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought for her essay, "Skillful Coping and the Routine of Surviving: Isasi-Diaz on the Importance of Identity to Everyday Knowledge." This essay will be published in a future issue of the APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy. Gallegos will receive her award at the 2016 Eastern Division meeting in Washington, DC.

Doctoral student Harrison Fluss' article, "Donald Trump: American Psycho," is featured in the current issue of Jacobin Magazine.

Ph.D. alumnus Kevin Jobe recently accepted an appointment as Full-Time Lecturer in the Religious Studies Department at Morgan State University. 

Ph.D. alumnus Gregory Kirk's book, The Pedagogy of Wisdom: An Interpretation of Plato's Theaetetus, was recently published by Northwestern University Press.

Doctoral student Harrison Fluss' article, "Hegel on Bastille Day," is featured in the current issue of Jacobin Magazine.

Doctoral student Eva Boodman has been awarded the Quebec Research Fellowship for 2015-2016.

 Ph.D. alumnus Lawrence Cahoone's book, The Order of Nature (SUNY Press, 2014), recently received the Metaphysical Society of America's 2015 John N. Findlay Book Award, which is "typically bestowed for a given four-year interval to 'the best work of metaphysics'... as determined by a committee appointed by the officers of the society." 

Prof. Megan Craig's art show "Rose Sings" opens at Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim in Germany on May 31st and runs until July 26th.

Doctoral student Lori Gallegos de Castillo's article "Sketch of a Decolonial Environmentalism: Challenging the Colonial Conception of Nature through the Biocultural Perspective" was published in the 
Inter-American Journal of Philosophy 6:1 (32-47).

Philosophy Department winners of the AHLSS/GR&FRP Fellowship are doctoral student Ali Mohsen and Professors Anne O'Byrne and Megan Craig.

Prof. Eduardo Mendieta has been awarded CIE's Faculty Award for Excellence.  

Doctoral student Jennifer Carter has been awarded the GSO's Distinguished Travel Award. She will be attending the Seminar with Luce Irigaray at Nottingham University, England, June 22nd-26th.

Distinguished Prof. Eva Kittay has been elected Vice-President of the Eastern Division of the APA.

Ph.D. alumnus Don Landes' article "Phronēsis and the Art of Healing: Gadamer, Merleau-Ponty, and the Phenomenology of Equilibrium in Health" has been published in Human Studies 38.2 (261–279).

Doctoral candidate Lori Gallegos De Castillo has been awarded a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and has been chosen to receive an AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship.

Doctoral candidate Daniel Susser has accepted a 2015-2016 Research Fellowship at NYU's Information Law Institute. In Fall 2016, he will start a tenure-track job as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University.

Ph.D. alumnus Samuel Butler's essay "Postlapsarian Meditations: Labor and Political Participation in Socrates and Aristotle, with a Kantian Footnote" has been published in Constellations.

Prof. Megan Craig is the recipient of the 2015 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring by a Faculty Member.

Prof. Anne O'Byrne is the recipient of the 2015 Dean's Award for Excellence in Service as a Graduate Program Director.

Doctoral student Ali Mohsen has won the 2015 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student.

Ph.D. alumnus Ron Scapp will be giving The Alfonse D'Amato Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies Lecture here at Stony Brook University on Thursday, March 12th.  Dr. Scapp's lecture is entitled "The Assault on Ethnic Studies: An Assault on Democracy?"  [PDF]

The SAC Auditorium will be named the "Sidney Gelber Auditorium" in honor of the late Dr. Sidney Gelber, who passed away in November 2014. Dr. Gelber was Stony Brook's first Provost, first Dean of Arts and Sciences, and second Academic Vice President. Dr. Gelber left an indelible impact on the University and had many professional accomplishments. He led the process for Stony Brook's initial accreditation by Middle States, authored Politics and Public Higher Education in New York State -- the definitive book on the establishment and development of Stony Brook University -- and served as an intellectual and administrative model and tutor for many faculty. Prof. Gelber was also a professor in the Stony Brook University Department of Philosophy.

Ph.D. alumnus Kevin Jobe's article "Foucault and Ancient Polizei: A Genealogy of the Military-Pastorate" will be featured in the Journal of Political Power (Vol. 8, No. 1: 21-37).

Professor Robert Crease and SBU Physics Professor Alfred Scharff Goldhaber's book, The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty, was reviewed by Amir Alexander in the Science section of The New York Times ("Disorder Rules the Universe: 'The Quantum Moment' Recounts the End of Determinism"). 

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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




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