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James Sares

Research Interests:
History of Modern Philosophy
feminist philosophy


Areas of Specialization: modern philosophy (especially Kant and Hegel), phenomenology, feminist philosophy

Areas of Competence: philosophy of science, ethics (teaching competence)



2022. Ph.D., Philosophy, Stony Brook University

2021-22. Visiting Doctoral Researcher, Universität Trier

2016. M.Phil., Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

2015. M.A., Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

2012. A.B., Anthropology, Harvard University

Selected Publications:


Edited Volume

What is Sexual Difference? Thinking with Irigaray, with Mary C. Rawlinson, New York: Columbia University Press, 2023.


Articles and Book Chapters (peer-reviewed)

“Hegel and the Paradox of Presence.” Hegel Bulletin (2023): 1–21.

“Introduction: Irigaray and the Question of Sexual Difference,” with Mary C. Rawlinson. In What is Sexual Difference? Thinking with Irigaray, edited by Mary C. Rawlinson and James Sares.

“The Ontological Negativity of Sexual Difference.” In What is Sexual Difference? Thinking with Irigaray, edited by Mary C. Rawlinson and James Sares.

“Irigarayan Ontology and the Possibilities of Sexual Difference.” In Horizons of Difference: Rethinking Space, Place, and Identity with Irigaray, edited by Ruthanne Crapo Kim, Yvette Russell, and Brenda Sharp, 117-136. Albany: SUNY Press, 2022.

“The Schizoanalysis of Sex: Toward a Deleuzian-Guattarian Sexual Ontology.” philoSOPHIA: A Journal of transContinental Feminism. 10.1 (2020): 47-70.

“Hegel and the Observable: Phenomenology, Empirical Science, and the Problem of Scientific Theory.” Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy 31 (2019): 103-140.



“Interview with physicist Christopher Fuchs,” with Robert P. Crease. Continental Philosophy Review. 54.4 (2021): 541-561.


Book Reviews

Review of Vicky Roupa’s Articulations of Nature and Politics in Plato and Hegel. The Owl of Minerva (forthcoming, 2023).

Review of Laura Roberts’s Irigaray and Politics. Sophia 61.1 (2022): 243-245.



Gottlob Ernst Schulze, “Aphorisms on the Absolute.” Edited by Kenneth Westphal, translated by Caleb Faul, James Sares, and Kenneth Westphal. The Owl of Minerva 51.1-2 (2020): 13-34.