Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies of Philosophy; Senior Advisor to the Dean
Albert and Vera List Academic Center
James Dodd is Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research.
Concentrations: Husserl; Heidegger; phenomenology.
I turned to philosophy when I realized that there were common questions that drive very different kinds of disciplines, from anthropology to mathematics, from history to the natural sciences. I became dedicated to philosophy, both as a researcher and a teacher, when I learned just how powerfully and rigorously these questions could be articulated in philosophical conversation. Philosophy does not replace the diversity of intellectual pursuit, but it does illuminate the common horizon of questioning that all of these disciplines share--for they all equally engage fundamental questions such as "Who are we?" "What is just?" "What is truth?" "What is the world?" For this reason, I believe, philosophy is essential to any education in the arts and sciences, since it provides the best hope for a grasp of the comprehensive meaning of education itself.
PhD 1996, Boston University
Phenomenology, Architecture, and the Built World. Leiden: Brill, 2017.
Violence and Phenomenology. Studies in Philosophy. New York: Routledge, 2009; Paperback, 2014.
“Philosophy in Dark Times. An Essay on Jan Patočka’s Philosophy of History,” in: Religion, War, and the Crisis of Modernity. A Special Issue Dedicated to the Philosophy of Jan Patočka . The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy XIV. Hagedorn and Dodd, eds. London: Routledge, 2015: 64-92.
“Clarity, Fiction, and Description,” in: Commentary on Husserl's Ideas I . Andrea Staiti, ed. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2015: 159-176.
“Aristotle and Phenomenology,” in: Phenomenology in a New Key—Between Analysis and History: Essays in Honor of Richard Cobb-Stevens. Bloechl and de Warren, eds. Dordrecht: Springer, 2015.
“The Depth of Signs. Three Texts on Language from Edmund Husserl’s Sixth Logical Investigation,” in: Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 33/1 (2012): 1-24.
“Violence and Nonviolence,” in: Philosophy and the Return of Violence. Eckstrand and Yates, eds. New York: Continuum, February 2011: 137-153.
“Death and Time in Husserl’s C-Manuscripts,” in: On Time. New Contributions to the Husserlian Phenomenology of Time. Lohmar and Yamaguchi, eds. Dordrecht: Springer, September 2010: 51-70.
The Problem of Time
Europe is Dead
First Year Seminar
Philosophy of Nietzsche
Ind Senior Project