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  • Faculty


    Concentrations: political philosophy, phenomenology, contemporary European philosophy and conceptual history.

    Degrees Held:

    PhD 1967, Duquesne University

    Recent Publications:

    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).

    Research Interests:

    Theories of secularization, conceptual history and political philosophy and modernity

    Current Courses:

    Independent Study