Concentrations: political philosophy, phenomenology, contemporary European philosophy and conceptual history.
PhD 1967, Duquesne University
The philosophy of Claude Lefort; Interpreting the Political
(Northwestern University press 1996 Spanish translation Bonus Arras 2009, French translation Paris 2010)
Merleau-Ponty and The Possibilities of Philosophy, coeditor SUNY press 2009,
Merleau-Ponty On Fact and Essence in Rethinking Facticity edited David Pettigrew SUNY press 2008,
Merleau-Ponty and Lévi-Strauss as Critics of Jean-Paul Sartre,
Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 2009, Democracy and Ontology, Researches in Phenomenology 2009,
The development of the Political Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty,
Continental Philosophy Review 2007,
Politica- Theology and its Vissitudes, Constellations 2010,
Political philosophy at the Closure of Metaphysics, (Humanities Press 1996).
Theories of secularization, conceptual history and political philosophy and modernity