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2010 Notabilia

External Awards/Honors

Aho, Karl
Lilly Graduate Fellowship

Britt, Will
Two Week Visiting Scholarship at Phenomenology Research Center, Southern Illinois University (provides research space and facilities, participation in workshops, and if necessary housing)

Lorelle, Paula
Full fellowship for doctoral studies at the Sorbonne, to be pursued in part with continued residence at Boston College

Simpson, Amber
One week Summer School, “Phenomenology and Cognitive Science,” at Centre for Subjectivity Research, Copenhagen University (full tuition for 30-hour course, partial support for housing)

Witt, Jeffrey
Witt, Jeffrey

Publications

Eustice, Alexander (MA student)
Essay in Spring issue of the Journal of Asperger's Association of New England

Ewegen, Shane
Articles:
‘Unity of Opposites: Heidegger’s Journey through Plato.’ Forthcoming in Epoche.

‘Apotheosis of Actuality: Kierkegaard’s Poetic Life.’ Forthcoming in Continental Philosophy Review.

Reviews:
Heidegger and the Politics of Poetry, by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. In Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale, Spring 2010, Volume 14, no. 1.

Hanly, Peter
Articles
:
“Hegel's Voice: Vibration and Violence” (Research in Phenomenology, 39.3, 2009, 359-374)

“Strange Lands: Holderlin, Kant and the Language of the Beautiful” (Epoche: 14, 2. 2010, 321-334)

Accepted for publication:
“Dark Celebration: Heidegger's Silent Music” (for forthcoming collection on Heidegger and Language, ed. Jeffrey Powell, Indiana University Press)

Translation (French to English):“The Keeness of Hope” By Catharine Chalier (Levinas Studies 5, 2010, 117-133)

Purcell, L. Sebastian
Articles
:
“After Hermeneutics?” Forthcoming at Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy

“The Course of Racial Recognition: A Ricoeurian Approach to Critical Race Theory,” Forthcoming in From Ricoeur to Action: The Sociopolitical Significance of Ricoeur’s Thinking, ed. Todd Mei

“Space and Narrative, or Paul Ricoeur and Enrique Dussel: The Missed Encounter,” Philosophy Today, Fall 2010: 290-99.

“Phenomenology of the Photograph, or How to Use an Eidetic Phenomenology,” PhaenEx: \Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring 2010: 12-40.

Reviews:
The Way Toward Wisdom: An Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Introduction to Metaphysics
, by Benedict M. Ashley, The Heythrop Journal: A Bi-Monthly Review for Philosophy and Theology, in Vol. 50, No. 4

Sentesy, Mark
Articles
:
“How Using Technology Changes Our Idea of the Good” forthcoming in a collection from the University of Sudbury, 2010.

“Consciousness or Life? Bergson Between Phenomenology and Metaphysics,” in Bergson and Phenomenology, ed. M. Kelly. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2010. 245-257.

Reviews:
“Aristotle’s Rational and Political Cosmopolitanism,” review of Baracchi, Aristotle’s Ethics as First Philosophy, in Research in Phenomenology 39 (2009) 441-474.

Thomas, Mark
Articles
:
“The Playful and the Serious: A Reading of Xenophon’s Symposium,” in Epoché (Spring 2011) (forthcoming)

“In Search of Ground: Schelling on God, Freedom, and the Existence of Evil,” in Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Vol. 83, ed. R. E. Houser (2010).

Veith, Jerome
Translations
:
“Kant as Rebel Against the Social Order,” by Reinhard Brandt. In Kant and Rousseau, edited by Susan Shell and Richard L. Velkley. Forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, 2011.

The Heidegger Reader, edited by Günter Figal. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009. Performed translation vetting and revision for Cambridge University Press and Indiana University Press (one article and one book, respectively).

Witt, Jeffrey
Articles
:
"Divine Power." Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy. Dordrecht, Heidelberg [u.a.: Springer, 2011. 1418-420. Print.

"Essence and Existence." Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy. Dordrecht, Heidelberg [u.a.: Springer, 2011. 304-10. Print.

"William of Alnwick." Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy. Dordrecht, Heidelberg [u.a.: Springer, 2011. 1399-1402. Print.

"William of Ware." Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy. Dordrecht, Heidelberg [u.a.: Springer, 2011. 1418-1420. Print.

Text of lecture on the nature of cognition in the thought of the late 14th century scholastic thinker, Peter Plaoul is to appear in the conference proceedings of the annual Société Internationale pour l'Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale in Nijmegen, Netherlands, in October of 2009.

Edition of Plaoul’s 3rd distinction in his commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard (a 50 pages Latin transcription of his text - transcribed from two manuscripts), also to appear in abovementioned conference proceedings. Until the publication of this text, no editions of the text of Plaoul are available. That is, his work has been, up to now, only available in manuscript form.

Founder and member of the Adam Wodeham Critical Edition Project editorial team. With the help of John Slotemaker (Grad student in the Theology dept), has created the project website and continue to maintain it. The site can be found at: http://www.bc.edu/sites/adamwodehamcriticaledition/index.html. The project is the ongoing effort of an international team to produce a critical edition of the Oxford Lectures of Adam Wodeham, a 14th century philosopher and theologian, whose thought is very influential for the rest of the Middle Ages and the formation of the modern period, but whose most important work still remains accessible only in manuscript form. Since the creation of the website, we have contracted with the Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy to co-write the article on "Adam Wodeham".

Reviews:
Gyula Klima’s John Buridan, Heythrop Journal, 50:4 (2009), p. 731

William Desmond’s God and the Between, Heythrop Journal, 50:3 (2009), p. 564

Between System and Poetics, ed. T. Kelly, Heythrop Journal, 50:3 (2009), pp. 563-564

Yates, Christopher
Articles
:
Philosophy and the Return of Violence: Studies from this Widening Gyre
, co-Editor with Nathan Eckstrand, Continuum (forthcoming book, February, 2011). (Eckstrand is a BC masters graduate in philosophy)

Hospitality: Imagining the Stranger, editor of special section in journal, Religion and the Arts (Boston College), (forthcoming December, 2010)

"Grammar of the Uncanny," in Religion and the Arts, (forthcoming December 2010).

“Between Mourning and Magnetism: Derrida and Waldenfels on Hospitality,” chapter in Phenomenologies of the Stranger, eds. Richard Kearney and Kascha Semonovitch, Fordham Press (forthcoming book 2011).

“Refiguring the Essential Word: The Work of Imagination in Ricoeur’s Late Apprenticeship,” article in Philosophy and Social Criticism, (forthcoming 2010). I am also editor of this journal's special section on Paul Ricoeur: Living Up to Death.

“Stations of the Self: Aesthetics and Ascetics in Foucault’s Conversion Narrative,” in Foucault Studies, Issue 8, February, 2010.

“A Question of Necessity: Deconstruction, Khōra, and Faith,” in Irish Theological Quarterly, Issue 74, 2009.

“Checking Janicaud’s Arithmetic: How Phenomenology and Theology ‘Make Two,” in Analecta Hermeneutica, vol. 1, 2009.

Presentations

Cullen, Patrick
"In Defense of Traditional Human Rights." July 2010. Annual conference of the "Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World" at Oregon State University.

Ewegen, Shane
“Being Just? Just Being: Heidegger’s Just Thinking.” March 27, 2010. Brennan Conference, Loyola University of Chicago

“Unity of Opposites: Heidegger’s Journey through Plato.” May 10th, 2009. Heidegger Circle  Annual Meeting (Cincinnati, Ohio)

George, Byron (MA student)
Presented a paper at the Lonergan Graduate;Student Conference at Marquette University. September 9, 2009.

Hanly, Peter
''The Passion of the Outside: Blanchot, Levinas and the Language of the Sensible" (SPEP Annual Meeting, Washington DC October 2009)

"Dark Celebration: Heidegger and the Song" Nordic Society for Phenomenology (NOSP) Annual Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, April 2010).

Heaps, Jonathan (MA student)
Shopping Alone: Girard’s Triangular Desire and How Advertising Isolates” at the WesleyanPhilosophical Society (4 March 2010, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA)

Moss Brender, Noah
“Animal Movement: Merleau-Ponty on the Space of Nature and the Nature of Space.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (June2010)

“Love is Not a Feeling.” Invited paper at “Love and Philosophy” conference, Northern Arizona University (Oct. 2009)

“To Sing a Kinetic Melody: Space and Logos in The Structure of Behavior.” Presented at the 34th annual meeting of the International  Merleau-Ponty Circle (Sept. 2009)

Purcell, L. Sebastian
“Recognition and Exteriority: Enrique Dussel and Paul Ricoeur on Ameliorative Politics,” presented at Reading Ricoeur Once Again: Hermeneutics and Practical Philosophy, Lisboa Portugal (July 7 2010)

“On Idealism and Infinity: Two Ways to the Ontological Turn,” presented at the Society of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC-TCEP), Montreal, Canada (June 2, 2010)

“The Future of Latin American Philosophy: Problems and Proper Names” invited presentation for Boston College Graduate Scholarship Symposium, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (April 22, 2010)

“Translating the World: Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze on the Movement of Events,” Presented at “Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities and Trajectories,” University of Rhode Island Graduate Conference Committee, Kingston, RI (April 10, 2010)

“The Politics of Spectacle: Lessons from Latin America for Political Resistance,” 3rd Annual Meeting of Society for Marginal Theory, Conference on “Globalization and Freedom,” Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (March 27, 2010)

To Exaiphnēs: A Platonic Account of the Event,” invited Presentation at Boston College Philosophy Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA (October 2009)

“After Hermeneutics?” Presented at “New French Thought” Conference, Villanova University, Villanova, PA (November 2009)

Sessions Chaired
“Cartesian Reversals: Badiou and Heidegger on Mathematics and Modernity” for EPTC/TCEP 2010, Montreal, Canada (June 2010)

“Remarks on Racism Without Racists” for 3rd Annual Meeting of Society for Marginal Theory (October 2009)

Sentesy, Mark
“Technology and the Good” presented at the Boston College Graduate Scholarship Symposium, 2010.

“How Using Technology Changes Our Idea of the Good” presented at the Third National Symposium: Ethical Issues related to the use of New Information and Communication Technologies, University of Sudbury, 2010.

“Time as the Number of Motion” presented at 12th Annual Rocky Mountain Philosophy Conference, Colorado, 2010.

Graduate Workshop on Philosophical Writing, seminar at Boston College, 2009-2010.

“Parts of the Word or Parts of the Machine? The Concept of Things in Greek and Modern Natural Philosophy” presented at Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, New York, 2009.

Thomas, Mark
“Reconsidering Mathematical Demonstration in Aristotle’s Theory of Science,” presented at the Fifth Annual Conference on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition, held at Marquette University.  June 30, 2010.

“The Playful and the Serious: A Reading of Xenophon’s Symposium,” presented at the Tenth Annual Independent Meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society, held at Michigan State University. April 23, 2010.

“In Search of Ground: Schelling on God, Freedom, and the Existence of Evil,” presented in New Orleans at the annual meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. November 13, 2009.

Veith, Jerome
Co-Presenter with Madeline Ashby, “Writing the Future: An Ethical Exercise,” at “Strategies of Critique XXIV: The Future (TBD),” an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought at York University, Toronto, 8-10 April 2010

Moderator, “Gadamer’s Hidden Doctrine: The Simplicity and Humility of Philosophy,” by James Risser, at the 3rd Annual Boston College Workshop on Contemporary Philosophy, 10 October 2009.

Witt, Jeffrey
“On the nature of cognition in the thought of the late 14th century scholastic thinker, Peter Plaoul.” Annual meeting of the SIEMP (Société Internationale pour l'Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale) in Nijmegen, Netherlands, in October of 2009.

“Gregory of Rimini on Apprehension, Judgment, and Theological Knowledge,” meeting of the Institute for Medieval Philosophy and Theology Spring Lecture Series, Boston, MA, March 23, 2010

Yates, Christopher
“In the Interest of Disinterestedness: Kant and his Readers on the Question of Beauty,” Canadian Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting, in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Montreal, May 28-30, 2010.

“The Necessity of Distress & the Abandonment of Being in Heidegger’s Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis),” The Heidegger Circle, Stony Brook University, Manhattan, May 7-9, 2010

“Refiguring the Essential Word: The Work of Imagination in Ricoeur’s Late Apprenticeship,” Ricouer Society Annual Conference, Washington, DC, October 30, 2009. Recipient of conference prize for graduate presentation.

Cullen, Patrick
Southern Hampshire University (NH)
Assistant Professor, tenure track, and Chair/Director of Justice Studies

Deroo, Nea
Dordt College (IA)
Assistant Professor, tenure track

Ferrier, Sean
St. Joseph’s University (PA)
Visiting Assistant Professor

McGushin, Edward
St. Anselm’s College (NH)
Tenured as Associate Professor

Purcell, L. Sebastian
Wheaton College (MA)
Adjunct lecturer

Rodick, David
Michigan Tech. (MI)
Visiting Assistant Professor

Semon, Kascha
Seattle University (WA)
Visiting Assistant Professor

Schmikler, Joshua
Assumption College (MA)
Visiting Assistant Professor

Stackle, Erin
Loyola Marymount University (CA)
Assistant Professor, tenure track

Taylor, Jason
Regis College (CO)
Assistant Professor, tenure track