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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Michael Kelly

philosophy department



Adjunct Professor

Ph.D., M. Phil, Fordham
B.A. Connecticut College

Stokes N249
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-3852
Fax: 617-552-3874

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Career

Michael Kelly joined the faculty in 2004-05.

Fields of Interest

  • 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy (esp. Husserl, Classical Phenomenology and Bergson)
  • Self-awareness and time-consciousness
  • History of Philosophy (esp. the emotions, moral psychology and ethics)

Current Teaching

  • Perspectives I: Western Culture (core)
  • Feelings, Intentionality, Emotion (Fall 2010)
  • Introduction to Phenomenology (Spring 2009)

Some Recent Publications

  • Bergson and Phenomenology (London: Palgrave, 2010) 
  • "L'ecart: Merleau-Ponty's Separation from Husserl, or Absolute Time Constituting Consciousness," in Merleau-Ponty at the Limits of Art, Perception and Religion, ed. N. Deroo and K. Semon (London: Continuum, 2010)
  • "A Phenomenological Defense of Bergson's 'Idealistic Concession'," Epoche, vol. 14, no. 2, Spring 2010