Faculty Research

Faculty Honors and Achievements

During the past two years, the faculty have been busy publishing articles and books and presenting papers in the US and abroad. Here is just a sample of some of our accomplishments:


Clare Batty has been invited to write an entry on "Philosophical Perspectives on Smell" for the Encyclopedia of the Mind.  Her paper, "Scents and Sensibilia," has been accepted for publication in APQ.  She is writing a review of Robert Stalnaker's book, Our knowledge of the Internal World, for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.  She presented papers at the Canadian Philosophical Association, the Pacific APA, and the Consciousness:  Online Conference.

Stefan Bird-Pollan's article "Hegel's Grounding of Intersubjectivity" appeared in Philosophy and Social Criticism (38.3) this year. Articles on Fanon and Marcuse are forthcoming in 2013 respectively at Critical Horizons and Radical Philosophy Review. Stefan is also completing a book manuscript provisionally entitled The Dialectic of Emancipation: Fanon, Hegel and Freud. He has recently presented his work to audiences at the APA, Law and Society, The Sigmund Freud Universität (Vienna) and the University of Toronto.

David Bradshaw's recent publications include “Divine Simplicity and Divine Freedom in Maimonides and Gersonides,” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 86 (2012); “The Cappadocian Fathers as Founders of Byzantine Thought,” The Cappadocian Legacy: A Critical Appraisal, ed. Doru Costache (St Andrew's Orthodox Press, 2013); and “In Defense of the Essence/Energies Distinction: A Reply to Critics,” Divine Essence and Divine Energies: Ecumenical Reflections on the Presence of God in Eastern Orthodoxy, ed. Constantinos Athanasopoulos and Christoph Schneider (James Clarke & Co., 2013).  His forthcoming works include “The Presence of Aristotle within Byzantine Theology” in The Cambridge Intellectual History of Byzantium, ed. Niketas Siniossoglou and Antony Kaldellis (Cambridge U.P.) and “The First Cause, Creation, and Emanation” inThe Blackwell History of Philosophy in the Middle Ages, ed. John Inglis, Daniel Frank, and Taneli Kukkonen (Blackwell).  He is currently writing a paper on Kant as seen from the perspective of the Church Fathers for Kant and the Question of Theology, ed. Nathan Jacobs and Chris Firestone (Cambridge U.P.) as well as editing the section on “The Greek Christian Tradition” for Traditions of Philosophy in the Middle Ages: A Multi-Cultural Sourcebook, ed. Bruce Foltz (Bloomsbury).

Dan Breazeale published numerous papers in professional journals and collections over the past two years, including "Fichte's Genetic Method," in The History of the Transcendental Turn, ed. Sebastian Gardener (Oxford University Press [forthcoming]), "'Exhibiting the Particular in the Universal.' Construction and Intuition in Schelling's Philosophy of Identity (1801-1804)," in Interpreting Schelling: Critical Essays, ed. Lara Ostaric (Cambridge University Press,  2013);  "Kant and the Fate of Freedom: One Cheer (more) for Reinhold," in Wille, Willkür, Freiheit, ed. Martin Bondeli (de Gruyter, 2012); "In Defense of Fichte's Account of Ethical Deliberation,"  Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie  94 (2012): 178-207, "Nietzsche: Untimely Meditations,"  in Introductions to Nietzsche, ed. Robert Pippin  (Cambridge University Press, 2012); "La philosophie transcendantale de Fichte ou 'les limites de ma conscience comme limites demon monde,'"  Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale, No 3 (2011): 297-307; "Em Defesa do “Fanatismo Moral” de Fichte." [Portugese translation of  "In Defense of Fichte's 'Moral Fanaticism," unpublished in English],  Revista Filosófica de Coimbra 39 (2011): 7-40; "Rewizja rozważań etycznych Fichtego" [Polish translation of "Fichte's Account of Moral Deliberation, Reconsidered," unpublished in English],  Ruch filozoficzny  (2011).  He also co-edited (with Tom Rockmore) three volumes of essays from biennial meetings of the North American Fichte Society, of which he is a co-founder and co-director. He is currently completing revisions of 15 of his own essays for a volume of the same to be published in 2012 by Oxford University Press. He delivered the keynote address, "Men and Work: Philosophical Construction in Fichte and Schelling," at the International Fichte Congress in Brussels in 2010, as well as invited talks at events in Lisbon, Comibra, Bologna, London, Berlin, Siegen, Vienna, Quebec, Omaha, and Chicago. His latest book is Thinking through the Wissenschaftslehre: Themes from Fichte's Early Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Ron Bruzina has an edited volume, Eugen Fink, Phanomenologische Werkstatt, 2, Bernauer Zeitmanuskripte, Cartesianische Meditationen und System der phanomenologischen Philosophie; Bd. 3.2 of the Eugen-Fink-Gesamtausgabe, a volume continuing the edition of the complete research notes and working drafts by Eugen Fink during his years as assistant with Edmund Husserl and through the end of World War II, in four volumes, from Alberg Verlag, Freiburg. He has also presented several papers, at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, the University of Crete in Greece, and at the Annual Meeting of the Husserl Circle, in Prague (Czech Republic).

Brandon Look spent the 2011-12 academic year in Princeton as the Hans Kohn Member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study and the 2012-13 academic year in Hanover and Bielefeld, Germany, with the support of a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  His Continuum Companion to Leibniz was published in 2011 and will be reissued in paperback in 2014 as the Bloomsbury Companion to Leibniz, and a collection of essays, Leibniz and Kant, will appear in 2014 from Oxford University Press.  In the past two years, he has been invited to present papers at the Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Oxford, Padua, Paris (Sorbonne), Ghent, Bielefeld, Hanover and other conference venues.  At the moment, he is completing a monograph that explores Kant's reaction to and rejection of Leibniz's philosophy, Leibniz, Kant and the Possibility of Metaphysics.

Natalie Nenadic Natalie Nenadic’s article “Genocide and Sexual Atrocities: Eichmann in Jerusalem and Karadzic in New York” is forthcoming in Philosophical Topics (2013). She also published on related subjects in Brief: the Official Journal of the Law Society of Western Australia (2011) and in edited volumes (2011, 2010) and has presented on them as invited talks and at conferences in Australia, Spain, South Korea, Canada, San Diego, San Francisco, at the APA, meetings of the International, American, and Canadian Political Science Associations (IPSA, APSA, CPSA), and Law and Society. She is completing a book manuscript provisionally entitled Heidegger, Arendt, and a Re-definition of Genocide: Where Philosophy Meets Law, a first-hand and personal account of the foundational role of philosophy or “thinking” in delineating the conceptual category of “genocidal rape,” which has now become an established framework for inquiry across disciplines, including more recently in professional philosophy. Her other book manuscript is provisionally entitled The Contemporary Crisis of Sexual Violence and Pornography: A Heideggerian Historical Analysis – from Aristotle through Enlightenment Political Philosophy. She published on this topic in Social Philosophy Today (2011), has a forthcoming article in an edited volume, and has lectured widely on it in the U.S. and abroad (Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Canada). This fall, she will present it as an invited philosophy talk at Kennesaw State University (Georgia) and as a conference paper at the Northeastern Political Science Association Meeting (Boston). 

Eric Sanday is working on a monograph on Plato's Timaeus and an article on Plato's Philebus.  His book on Plato’s Parmenides, in which he focuses on the transformed insight into the nature of intelligibility and participation in that dialogue, will be published by Northwestern Uniersity Press in 2014.  He is also completing work on three edited volumes, including a Companion to Ancient Philosophy, which he intends will facilitate advanced work on ancient philosophy from a continental perspective (edited with Sean Kirkland at DePaul University). 

Bob Sandmeyer’s book, Husserl's Constitutive Phenomenology: Its Problem and Promise, was published by Routledge in 2009. He is currently studying the work of those philosophers important to the formation of the phenomenological movement in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. He also has an abiding interest in environmental philosophy and is working out the idea of an existential ecology. In this project he takes Hans Jonas's existential interpretation of biological facts as cue but extends this to the ecological conception of land advanced by Aldo Leopold and others. He has recently presented papers at the International Association for Environmental Philosophy, the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, the Living with Animals conference, and the Husserl Circle. His article, “ Life and Spirit in Max Scheler’s Philosophy,” was published in Philosophy Compass. He is writing a paper on the early reception of Husserl’s philosophy in America for inclusion in a multi-author work to be published by Springer. Additionally, he is author of The Husserl Page, the influential and oldest active web site devoted to the life and work of Edmund Husserl.  

Ted Schatzki continues doing research in practice theory despite his job in the dean's ofice.  He currently has essays forthcoming on explaining large social phenomena, on practice theory as flat ontology, on coping with the multiplicity of social ontologies, and on Raum and Raumlichkeit in Heidegger.  In the summer of 2014 he was a visiting professor at the University of Vienna & the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna and a visiting researcher at Lancaster University.

Tim Sundell has two forthcoming papers written with collaborator David Plunkett, of Dartmouth College. They are "Disagreement and the Semantics of Normative and Evaluative Terms," to appear in Philosophers' Imprint, and "Antipositivist Arguments from Legal Thought and Talk: The Metalinguistic Response," to appear in Pragmatism, Law, and Language (Routledge). Over the summer he presented papers at the Arché Research Institute in St. Andrews where he was a visiting scholar, the Northern Institute of Philosophy in Aberdeen, the LOGOS Research Group in Barcelona, at the "Values in Context" workshop in Lisbon, and at the "Semantics of Aesthetic Judgment" panel at the 2013 meeting of the Canadian Society for Aesthetics in Victoria, British Columbia.

Anita Superson had the privilege to serve as the Churchill Humphrey and Alex P. Humphrey Professor in Feminist Philosophy at the University of Waterloo in Winter 2013.  She was a visiting lecturer for graduate seminars at the University of Memphis and UC Davis, a plenary speaker for the Society for Analytical Feminism conference at Vanderbilt University, and the keynote speaker at the Kentucky Philosophical Association.  She also gave talks at UC Davis, the University of Waterloo, the University of Memphis, McGill University, and the Central Division APA.  Her anthology (co-edited with Sharon Crasnow), Out from the Shadows:  Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy, was published with Oxford University Press (2012).  She has papers forthcoming on prostitution and on abortion, both in connection with the right to bodily autonomy, a topic on which she is writing a book.  She is also working on papers on moral bindingness and on being a fan, and is writing a chapter on feminist metaethics for the Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy.  She serves as a subject co-editor for feminism entries for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and is on the Advisory Board for the newly founded Feminist Philosophy Quarterly.  She works on the Special Task Force on Women in Philosophy, on mentoring junior women faculty and on professional issues affecting senior women faculty.  She is the Vice President for the Central States Philosophical Association, and will serve as President in 2015.

Meg Wallace's paper, "Rearming the Slingshot?" is forthcoming in Acta Analytica. Another paper, "An Argument from Vagueness for Modal Parts" was published in dialectica in September 2014. Her "Composition as Identity, Mereological Essentialism, and Modal Parts" appears in Composition as Identity, eds. Donald Baxter and Aaron Cotnoir, Oxford University Press (2014). Another paper, "Counterparts and Compositional Nihilism: A Reply to A.J. Cotnoir" was published in Thought: A Journal of Philosophy, for a special issue on time and modality, in September 2013. In July 2014, she presented a paper "Saving Mental Fictionalism from Cognitive Collapse" for a conference on mental fictionalism at the University of Edinburgh. In October 2014 she presented "The Lump Sum: A Theory of Modal Parts" at a Lewis Workshop for the Ontology After Quine Project at The University of Hamburg. 

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