New Department Chair
Robert Crease , who has been a part of the Stony Brook Philosophy department for 25 years, is our new chair. He has written, translated, or edited more than a dozen books on history and philosophy of science. Professor Crease is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Physics in Perspective, and writes a monthly column on the philosophy and history of science , “Critical Point" for Physics World magazine. His work as the Atlantic Monthly, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.
New Graduate Director
Anne O'Byrne is our new Program Director for both the MA and PhD programs! Professor O'Byrne has also recently be named director of the Collegium Phaenomenologicum in Citta di Castello, Italy for July 2019.
Jennnifer Carter successfully defended her dissertation entitled, "Touch and Caress in the Work of Luce Irigaray" on March 27. Dr. Carter's work focuses on the distinctive role that the gesture of touching between human beings plays in Irigaray’s philosophy, and how touch and caress can create a bridge between persons, between sexes, and toward a more suitable and sustainable future for humanity.
Long Island Ethics Bowl
For the 9th year in a row, Stony Brook Philosophy participated as judges for the Long Island Ethics Bowl, organized by the Squires Foundation. This year, graduate students Katelyn Ellison , Delicia Kamins and James Sares , and Associate Professor Gary Mar judged the competitive yet collaborative event in which students analyze and discuss real-life, and timely, ethical issues.
Summer in Italy!
Last summer, more than 15 current and former PhD students and faculty presented and participated in the collegium.