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Stony Brook Philosophy Doctorates,

Dissertations, and Degree Dates

Name  
Dissertation Title 
Year
 
Chad Kautzer

Colonialism, Natural Right, and the Problem of Jurisdiction:

Modern Natural Law Theory and Hegel's Critique

2008
Senem Saner

The Dialectic of Indifference and the Process of Self-Determination

in Hegel's Logic and the Philosophy of Right

2008
Christopher La Barbera
States of Nature: The Animal as Object and Ancestor in Political Thought 2008
Peter Erik Fristedt
Gadamer's Hermeneutic Holism
2008
Serene Khader
Judging Others' Deprivation: Adaptive Preferences, Moral Diversity, and the Good 2008
Robert Rosenberger
The Philosophy of Scientific Debate Traditions
2008
Matthew Meyer
Heraclitus on Meaning and Knowledge Legitimation 2008
Jessica Ann Mayock
Borderlands of Psyche and Logos in Heraclitus: A Psychoanalytic Reading
2008
Andrew F Smith

Conviction and Responsibility:

How Committing to Conscience Can Foster Political Consideration

2007
Peter Vere Warden
Critique of Homuncular Model of Mind from the New-Vitalist Perspective
2007
Julia Sushytska
Originary Metaphysics: Why Philosophy Has Not Reached its End 2007
Jadranka Skorin-Kapov
Beyond Anticipation: Exceeding of Expectation and Aesthetics
2007
Nicholas Leon Ruiz
Heraclitus and the Works of Awakening
2007
Jennifer Matey
Constancy and Completion in the Intentional Character of Visual Experience
2007
Paul Humphrey
Metaphysics of Mind: Hylomorphism and Eternality in Aristotle and Hegel
2007
Christopher Lowell Johns
The Science of Right in Leibniz's Practical Philosophy
2007
Susan M. Bredlau
Navigating Life: Merleau-Ponty and Perceptual Development
2006
Chris Kaposy
Care, Welfare and the Ethics of Infanticide
2006
Aaron P. Smith
The Return of the Victorious Hermit: a Reinterpretation of Either / Or and Fear and Trembling
2006
Shannon Hoff
Identification, Alienation, and Forgiveness: Hegel's Theory of Law in the Phenomenology of Spirit
2005
Shannon Lundeen
Same-Sex Marriage and the Litigious Pursuit and Recognition: Modern Residue in Postmodern Politics
2005
Michael L. Sanders 
The Ethical Instant: Continuity, Corporeity, and the Ground of Ethics 
2005
Emily S. Lee 
Meaning Creativity and the Visible Differences of the Body: A Phenomenological Reading of Race 
2005
Ken Yee Yip 
The Hermeneutics of Technics 
2004
Timothy Hyde 
Negativity in Hegel and Breakdown in Heidegger: An Investigation into the Structures of Finitude in The Science of Logic and Being and Time 
2004
Benjamin Hale 
The Roots of Moral Considerablity: Ecological Responsibility in Deontological Ethics 
2004
Sean D. Kirkland
Self-Knowledge in Plato's Early Dialogues
2003
Gina Zavota 
The Topos of Time: Plotinus's Metaphysics of Time -- A Phenomenology 
2003
Michael K. Shim 
Leibniz's Idealism & Husserl's Mondadology 
2003
Evan Selinger 
Expertise: Descriptive and Normative Problems 
2003
Gaile Pohlhaus 
Understanding Across Difference: A Wittgensteinian Feminist Approach 
2003
Sherri Nass 
Autonomy & Recognition: A Social and Affective Account of Personal Autonomy 
2003
Sarah Clark Miller 
The Duty to Care: Need and Agency in Kantian and Feminist Ethics 
2003
Bram Briggance 
Plotinus and the Resurrection of Philosophy: Retracing the Limits of Post-Heideggerian Thought 
2003
Julia Jansen 
The Wonder of Rationality and the Freedom of Phantasy: Kant and Husserl on Imagination 
2002
Talia Welsh 
The Role of Psychology in Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology 
2002
Bonnie Mann 
Postmodern Goods in Feminist Thought 
2002
Rita Alfonso 
Imagining Sex in Space: How Sexual Difference Acquires Ontological Import in Plato's Timaeus 
2002
Jessica Wahman 
Signs of Transcendence: A Naturalist Critique of Transcendentalism 
2002
Julie Sadoff 
Creation and Procreation in Plato's Cosmology: A Reading of Timaeus 
2002
Michael Hughes 
Kant's Theory of Moral Agency 
2002
Stephanie Schull 
The Delusion of Logic and the Logic of Delusion 
2002
C. Edward Emmer 
Possibilites for a Non-Ocular Aesthetics in Kant's Critique of Judgment 
2002
Erin Flynn 
Conflict and Atonement: The Limits of Punishment in Hegel's Philosophy of Right 
2002
Malek Moazzam-Doulat 
The Emergence of Governable Objects 
2001
Andrew Mitchell 
The Fourfold and Technology: Heidegger's Thinking of the Limit 
2001
Lanei Rodemeyer 
Intersubjective Temporality: The Interface of Husserl'sTemporal Egos and the Other 
2001
James DiGiovanna 
Ethics and Aesthetics of Self-Creation 
2001
Adrian Johnston 
Time Driven: Metapsychology and the Splitting of the Drives 
2001
Chad Albers 
The Specificity of Friendship 
2001
David Patten
Deception about the Self: A Hierarchical Account of Self-Deception
2001
John Wright 
Understanding and Responding: A Realist's Response to Discourse Ethics 
2000
Lisa Schwartzman 
Normative Theory in the Context of Gender Inequality: A Feminist Critique of Liberalism 
2000
David Johnston 
Lived Experience and Meaning in the Cinematic World 
2000
Celian Schoenbach 
The Advantages of Embodiment Thought 
1999
Leo Lipis 
Beyond Foundationalism and Relativism: A Phenomenological Critique of Truth, Knowledge and Subjectivity in Husserl and Hegel 
1999
Jennifer Hansen 
Remembering the Self: Gender, Melancholia and Philosophical Method 
1999
Diane Antonio 
Moral Bodies: Women and the Embodiment of Caring Self-Forgiveness and Just Mercy 
1999
Robert Kent Bunch 
What is a Theory? A Systematic Inquiry into the Nature of Theories and How They Can Be Analyzed, Evaluated, and Compared 
1998
David MacCauley 
Be-Wildering Order: Toward an Ecology of the Elements in Ancient Greek Philosophy and Beyond 
1998
Renzo Llorente 
The Division of Labor Revisited 
1998
Bruce Milem
Meister Eckhardt: Image and Discourse on four German Sermons
1997
Emily Zakin 
Inheriting the Law: The Birth of Sexual Difference 
1997
Barbara Leclerc 
Argumentation and Appropriate Resistance to Persuasion 
1997
David Martinez 
The Epic of Peace: Poetry as the Foundation of Philosophical Reflection 
1997
Marcos Bisticas-Cocoves 
Man and Woman in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit 
1997
Amy Baehr 
Toward a New Feminist Liberalism 
1997
Barbara Andrew 
A Feminist Ethic of Freedom and Care 
1997
Andrew Hass 
Manys: From the Logic of Identity and Difference to the Problem of Multiplicity 
1996
Ellen Feder 
Disciplining the Family: Feminism, Foucault and theInstitution of Difference 
1996
Jeanine Belmonte 
Dialectical Resistance 
1996
Chuck Wright 
Toward and Environmentally Responsive Ethics of Communication 
1996
Irene Klaver 
Indeterminacy in Place: Body, Community, Wildernessand the Question of the Implicit 
1996
Eric Steinhart 
Formal Semantics for Metaphors: An Essay in the Computational Philosophy of Language 
1996
Pablo Nagel 
The Casting of the Self: Personality and Impersonality in Character Style 
1996
Kevin Melchionne 
Cultivation: Art and Aesthetics in Everyday Life 
1995
Robert Kirkman 
Enviornmentalism Without Illusions: Redefining the Roles of Philosophy and Ecology 
1995
Byron Mattingly 
Measure and Skepticism in Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Language 
1995
Catherine Kemp 
The Role of 'Mere Conception' in David Hume's Theory of Belief 
1995
Sharon Hartline 
Intimate Danger: Battered Women, Care Ethics and the Law 
1995
James Donelan 
Civil Disobedience, Civil Society, and the State 
1995
James J. Pearce 
The History and Significance of the Incommensurability Thesis 
1994
Paul Farwell 
Ethics and Aristotle's Perfectionism 
1994
Nythamar de Oliveria 
On the Genealogy of Modernity: Kant, Nietzsche, Foucault 
1994
Matthew Biro 
Art, Technology, Death: A Study in the Works of Martin Heidegger and Anselm Kiefer 
1994
Karmen MacKendrick 
Polymorphous Pleasures: A Study in Grace 
1994
Stephen Michelman 
From Affect to Symbol: A Philosophical Critique of the Concept of Emotion 
1994
Mary-Ann McClure 
Thinking Like a Woman: An Epistemology of the Practices of Women 
1994
Norah Martin 
An Externalist Account of Self-Knowledge and its Implications 
1994
David Luljak 
Plato's Two Comic Apologies of Socrates: Comedy and Laughter in the Symposium and Phaedo 
1994
James Caufield 
Poetry, Rhetoric, Philosophy: The Literate Revolution in Ancient Greece and the Political Origins of Philosophy 
1994
Curtis Naser 
Cracking Open the Inverted World: Teleology without End 
1993
James Clarke 
Hannah Arendt: Revisioning a Politics of ActionThrough a Politics of Judgment 
1993
Thomas Thorp 
Politology 
1993
Anthony Steinbock 
Homeworld/ Alienworld: Towards and Generative Phenomenology 
1993
David Abram 
Inconceivable Earth: Animism, Language and the Ecology of Sensory Experience 
1993
Thomas P. Brockleman 
Re-Reading Modernity Through Modernism: A Psychoanalytic and Semiotic Interpretation of Modern Art and Architecture 
1992
Mark Tanzer 
Ethics and Human Purpose: Toward a Heideggerian Ethics 
1992
David Jacobson 
Individual and Community in Dewey and Heidegger 
1992
Judy Russell 
On Following Heidegger: Metaphor and the Problem of Poetic Leadership 
1992
Brian Beakley 
The Structure of Explanation in Cognitive Science 
1992
Jeffrey Gaines 
The Habitual Body-Subject: A Study in Descartes and the Biran-Bergson-Merleau-Ponty Lineage 
1992
Michael Ruse 
Images Between Matter and Mind: The Philosophy of Henri Bergson 
1991
David Pettigrew 
The Crisis of Reason in Modern Philosophy: The Pathological in the Case of Kant and Freud 
1991
Sharon Meagher 
MacIntyre and Habermas in Conversation Toward a Dialogic Narrative Approach to Ethics 
1991
Ron Scapp 
A Question of Voice: The Search for Legitimacy 
1990
Michael Naas 
Turning: From Persuasion to Philosophy 
1990
Ursula Bernis 
Other Beginnings: Heidegger's Linguistic Narcissism 
1990
Brian Schroeder 
Violence and the Absolute 
1990
Marie-Helene Remy 
Mind in Perspective: Psychology or Neuroscience 
1990
Roger Bell 
The Theme of Originary Expression in Genetic Phenomenology 
1990
Jeremy Barris 
Lacan and Wilde: Pure Artificiality as the Two Highest Goods 
1990
Daniel Tate 
Hermeneutics and Aesthetics: Heidegger and Art 
1990
David Strong 
To the Things Themselves: Technology, Metatechnology and the Environment 
1990
Kevin MacDonald 
Writing the Active: Nietzsche's Address to the Individual 
1990
James Hatley 
Impossible Mourning: Transcendent Loss and the Memory of Disaster 
1989
Jay Everett 
Freud and Du Prel: Psychoanalysis, Magic and Meditation 
1989
Scott E. Weiner 
The Logic of 'The Inner' and 'The Outer': A Critical Reinterpretation of the Umkehrung of Hegel 
1989
Brian Seitz 
The Production of Political Representations 
1989
Elizabeth Baeten 
Nature, Myth and Culture 
1989
Ann-Mari Wachter 
Ways of Seeing and Modes of Knowing 
1988
Edward Marcotte 
Wittgenstein and Systenatic Philosophy 
1988
Yifat Hachamovitch 
Bound Objects 
1988
James Carmine 
A Metaphor of Shame and the Myth of the Primal Scene 
1988
Janice McLane 
Controlling Nature, Controlling Woman: The Metaphysical Project of Mastery 
1988
James Barry Jr 
The Obscure Authority of Things: Techno-Perceptual Legacies of Early Modern Science 
1988
Davin Wolok 
Metting and Mystery: Toward a Synthesis of Buber and Heschel 
1988
Thomas Slaughter 
Toward Preserving the Meaning of the Term 'White Masks in the Title of Franz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks 
1988
Leonard Lawlor 
Event and Iterability: The Confrontation Between Paul Ricoeur and Jacques Derrida 
1988
Edward D'Angelo 
The Choreography of the Soul: Recursive Patterns in Psychology, Political Anthropology and Cosmology 
1988
Daniel Alexander Kealey 
Ecology, Time and Contemplation: An East-WestApproach to Environmental Ethics 
1987
Kenneth Itzkowitz 
Economy and Difference 
1987
David Fortunoff 
Aeschylus, Euripides and Plato: From the 'Death' ofTragedy to the 'Birth' of the Lebensphilosophie 
1987
Tina Chanter 
From Time to Time: Levinas to Heidegger 
1987
Gary Krenz 
Confessions of a Moral Physician: An Ontology of Ethics 
1987
Lawrence Kilbourne 
Technology, Politics and the Dynamics of the Arms Race 
1987
Mark Roberts 
Jean-Francois Lyotard: Toward a Libidinal Aesthetics 
1987
Drew Leder 
The Absent Body: A Phenomenological Anatomy 
1987
Richard White 
Nietzsche and Kant in the Tradition of Autonomy 
1986
Niall Caldwell 
The Hidden Cost of Contract Theory: Institutional Violence 
1986
Gretchen Roy 
The Political Thought of Simone Weil 
1986
Fred Evans 
The Psychology of the 'Last Man': Cognitive Psychology and Modern Nihilism 
1986
Gary E. Aylesworth 
From Grounds to Play: A Comparative Analysis of Wittgenstein and Heidegger 
1986
Lawrence Cahoone 
The Dynamics of Subjectivism: A Philosophy of Modernity 
1985
Phil Weiss 
Nietzsche's Horizon: His Renewal of Mythic Renewal 
1985
Armen Marsoobian 
Probing the Consummatory: The Complications of John Dewey's Metaphysics of Experience 
1984
Jay Williams 
Toward a 'Bodily Hermeneutics': A Phenomenological Investigation of Primordial Intentionality and Meaning 
1984
Richard Hart 
Theories of Literature: A Comparative-Metaphysical Study 
1984
Edward Papa 
The Philosophical Interest of Rawls' Theory of Justice 
1983
Lawrence Kupers 
A Semiotic Theory of Communication 
1983
Francine Kitchen 
The Development of Emotion: A Phenomenology of Feeling and Value 
1983
Kathleen Wallace 
The Ontology of a Moralist: Three Systematic Trends in the Work of George Santayana 
1983
Gerald Turchetto 
Plato's Musical Imagination 
1982
John Ryder 
Ordinality, Language-games and Sunyata: Their Implications for Religion 
1982
Joan Esposito 
Open Textured Terms and the Place of Discretion in Law and Ethics 
1982
Kieran Donaghue 
State, Markets and Politics 
1982
Deborah Chaffin 
Intentionality and Speculation: The Logic of Judgment in Brentano and Hegel 
1982
Susan Bordo 
The Flight to Objectivity: Essays on Cartesianism and Culture 
1982
Kriste Taylor 
A Contemporary Defense of the Aristotelian Distinction Between Essential and Non-Essential Attributes 
1982
John Gold 
Complexity, Ordinality and Logic 
1981
J. Claude Evans 
The Metaphysics of Transcendental Subjectivity: Descartes, Kant and Sellars 
1981
James Bernauer 
The Thinking of History in the Archaeology of Michel Foucault 
1981
Paul Thompson 
The Concept of Risk: Risk Assessment and Nuclear Safety 
1980
Steve Odin 
A. N. Whitehead's Process Metaphysics and Hua-yen Buddhism on Interpretation: A Critical Analysis 
1980
Natika Newton 
Imagination and Logical Possibility 
1980
Allen S. Weiss 
The Relation Between Ontology and Semiology in the Later Writings of Maurice Merleau-Ponty 
1980
Anthony Smith 
The Role of Values in the Social Theories of Max Weber and Jurgen Habermas 
1980
Nancy McKenzie 
The Primacy of Practical Reason in Kant's System 
1980
Marjorie Miller 
The Concept of Identity in Aristotle, Locke and Buchler 
1980
Charles Munitz 
Aliveness: Sensitivity and Responsiveness in John Dewey's Philosophy of Language 
1979
Richard Cohen 
Time in the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas 
1979
James Campbell 
Pragmatism and Reform: Social Reconstruction in the Thought of John Dewey and George Herbert Mead 
1979
Hoke Robinson 
A Reconstruction of Kant's Transcendental 
1978
Patrick Byrne 
Einstein's Quest for the Foundations of Science 
1978
Leonore Langsdorf 
Husserl on Judging: A Critique of the Theory of Ideal Objects 
1977
Ilona Kemp-Pritchard 
A Critical Examination of the Role of Continuity in Peirce's Thought 
1975
Terry Pinkard
Foundations of Transcendental Idealism: Kant, Hegel, Husserl
1975

 

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