Accomplishments

John Carvalho recently published “Socrates’ Refutation of Apollo,” Journal of Ancient Philosophy, 8.2 (2014); “TABU: Time Out of Joint in Contemporary Portuguese Cinema,” Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, 5 (2014); “For the Love of Boys,” Foucault Studies, 17 (April 2014); “The World Achieved: Film and the Enacted Mind,” Contemporary Aesthetics, 11 (2013); “Strange Fruit: Music Between Violence and Death,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 71.1 (Winter 2013); and “Nietzsche,” Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music (2011). He also published review essays on The Rhythm of Thought: Art, Literature and Music After Merleau-Ponty, by Jessica Wiskus, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (November 2013); Varieties of Presence, by Alva Noë, AVANT: the Journal of the Philosophical-Interdisciplinary Vanguard, Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy of Science (2012); and Nietzsches Musikästhetik der Affekte, by Manos Perrakis, Journal of Nietzsche Studies (Spring 2012). He presented papers at meetings of the American Society for Aesthetics, the Society for the Philosophical Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts, at the Film-Philosophy Conference in Amsterdam, the Dutch Aesthetics Association in Leuven, at Rowan University, Miami University of Ohio and Swarthmore College.

William Desmond has just published Desire, Dialectic, and Otherness: An Essay on Origins, revised with new material for the Second Edition, Cascade Books, 2014.  His new book, The Intimate Universal:  Between Religion, Art, Philosophy and Politics coming out from Columbia University Press.  Also note the recent publication of The William Desmond Reader (2012), from SUNY, with an introduction by John D. Caputo.

Dr. Desmond  was the keynote speaker at the inauguration of the Master of Arts in Philosophy program at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon. www.catholicsentinel.org/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=35&ArticleID=26956

John Immerwahr’s article, “The Case for Motivational Grading” (Teaching Philosophy 34:4, 2011) received an honorable mention for the 2011-2012 Mark Lenssen Prize for the most outstanding article on the teaching of philosophy published in that two year period.  His website, www.teachphilosophy101.org, has been accessed by over 300,000 distinct visitors since it was begun in January 2008. He also co-authored "Hume the Sociable Iconoclast: the Case of the Four Dissertations,” In the June 2013 issue of The European Legacy:
Toward New Paradigms —
special volume on David Hume. 
  
John’s first year Honors philosophy students have just completed www.boethius101.org, and introduction to Boethius’ famous work – The Consolation of Philosophy.

Julie Klein recently published:

“‘Something of It Remains’: Spinoza and Gersonides on Intellectual Eternity,” forthcoming in Spinoza and Jewish Philosophy, ed. Steven M. Nadler (Cambridge UP December, 2014), 177-203.

“Philosophizing Historically/Historicizing Philosophy: Some Spinozistic Reflections,” in Philosophy and Its History. Aims and Methods in the Study of Early Modern Philosophy, ed. Mogens Laerke, Justin E. H. Smith and Eric Schliesser (Oxford UP 2013), 134-158.

Gave the following talks:
“Freedom of Choice and Freedom of Affect,” University of Missouri-St. Louis, April 2014.

“Intellect and Will in Spinoza and Descartes,” Department of Philosophy, University of Kentucky-Lexington, March 2014

“Before the Linguistic Turn: Language and Intellection in Spinoza,” University of Turku, Finland, October 2013.

“Knowledge and Freedom,” University of Helsinki, Finland, September 2013.

“Descartes and Spinoza on Freedom and Intellection,” Israel-Atlantic Canada Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, Jerusalem, May 2013.

“Thinking Desire in Gersonides,” Thirteenth International Congress of Medieval Philosophy/Quadrennial Meeting of the Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale (SIEPM), Munich, August, 2012.

“Hermeneutics and Toleration,” University of Haifa, December 2011.“Understanding Infinity in Spinoza,” Midwest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 2011.


Jim McCartney, O.S.A.  co-edited Replacement Parts:  The Ethics of Procuring and Replacing Organs in Humans, (in press to be published by Georgetown University Press).  He gave a lecture at the Widener Law School on April 1, entitled “Catholic Perspectives on End of Life Care.”

Gabriel Rockhill has just published Radical History and the Politics of Art, Columbia University Press. He received a TEMA EMMC Visiting Scholar Fellowship for theEuropean Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Master Course at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary (summer 2013). He delivered two keynote addresses earlier in the year: “L’art entre le réel: Overcoming the Contradiction of the Art of the Commonplace” (But Is It Art?, La Maison Française, New York University, March 2013) and “Critique of the Contradiction in Terms of Political Art” (On Jacques Rancière, Text Image Sound Space, University of Bergen, Norway, November 2012). He also published three articles: “Critical Reflections on the Ontological Illusion: Rethinking the Relation between Art and Politics” (Thinking – Resisting – Reading the Political.  Eds. A. Esch-van Kan, S. Packard and P. Schulte. Zürich: Diaphanes, 2013), “La Différence est-elle une valeur en soi ? Critique d’une axiologie métaphilosophique”  (Penser la reconnaissance, entre théorie critique et philosophie française contemporaine. Eds. M. Bankovsky and A. Le Goff. Paris: Les Éditions CNRS ALPHA, 2012) and“Comment penser le temps présent? De l’ontologie de l’actualité à l’ontologie sans l’être” (Rue Descartes 75 (2012/3): 114-126).

Sally J. Scholz is the co-editor of Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century, Spring Books, 2014.  She guest edited a Special Issue of Hypatia on Crossing Borders, Volume 28, Number 2, Spring 2013.  Scholz will be the Editor of Hypatia from July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2018.  She has also recently published the following articles: “‘Globalization’ as Anti-Feminist Ideology: An Essay in Honor of William L. McBride” in Revolutionary Hope: Essays in Honor of William L. McBride, edited by Nathan Jun and Shane Wahl (Lexington Books), pp. 157-176;  “Solidarity” in Key and Contested Concepts in Intercultural Discourse/Di Interkulturalitäts-debatte: Leit- und Streitbegriffe, edited by Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach, Gita Dharampal-Frick, and Minou Friele (Munich: Verlag Karl Alber Freiburg 2012), pp. 265-272; “Rousseau on Poverty” in Economic Justice, edited by Helen Stacy and Win-Chiat Lee  (Springer: 2012); and  “Existence, Freedom, and the Festival: Rousseau and Beauvoir” in Beauvoir and Western Thought from Plato to Butler, edited by Shannon Mussett and William Wilkerson (SUNY: 2012).  She was invited to present “Solidarity as a Human Right” at a workshop on Solidarity and the European Crisis at the Center for European Studies, University of Salzburg.  November 8-10, 2012.

James Wetzel edited and contributed a chapter to the Cambridge Critical Guide to Augustine’s City of God (Cambridge 2012; paper 2014) and published a collection of his essays on Augustine and Augustinian philosophy with Cascade (2013), under the title, Parting Knowledge. He also wrote two of the entries—Memory, Wittgenstein—for the Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine (Oxford 2014) and numerous chapters in anthologies: “What the Saints Know” in A Companion to Christian Mysticism (Wiley-Blackwell 2012); “Augustine on the Will,” in A Companion to Augustine (Wiley-Blackwell 2012); “Augustine’s Short History of Philosophy,” in Theology and Philosophy, Volume One: Faith and Reason (T&T Clark 2011), and “End of the Soliloquy,” in Tolle, Lege: Essays on Augustine and on Medieval Philosophy (Marquette 2011). He delivered the Saint Augustine Lecture, “A Tangle of Two Cities,” in the Fall of 2012 at Villanova, and in Spring of 2014 he was the keynote speaker on Augustine at a conference at Princeton University on The Politics of Spirit: Augustine and Hegel in Dialogue. In May of 2014 he received from Villanova’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences the Medallion for excellence in scholarship.

Professor Emeritus

Dr. John D. Caputo, David R. Cook Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
has recently published 2 books, and can be found here: Hermeneutics: Facts and Interpretation in the Age of Information  and The Essential Caputo: Selected Writings 

Humberto Gonzalez Nuñez has recently published an article titled, “Infrapolitical Reflection: Schürmann and the Existential Durchbruch”, in the interdisciplinary journal, Política Común. Furthermore, he has several forthcoming articles, "The Undecidability of the Politics of Politics: On Geoffrey Bennington’s Scatter 1" and "The Destruction of Philosophy: Metaphoricity-History-Being", both in Política Común, as well as "Neither People nor Multitude: Posthegemony and the End of the Politics of Representation" to appear in Paradigmi, an Italian Journal for Critical Philosophy, and finally "El nudo infrapolítico y la verdad de la democracia", which will appear in a special issue of Pensamiento al Margen, on Infrapolitics and Democracy. Additionally, he will also be delivering several papers in upcoming conferences: "Uncanny Intimacy, or the Deconstruction of the Ipseic Image" at the 50th North Texas Philosophical Association Conference at the University of Texas at Dallas,"La desarticulación de la máquina antropológica como tal: hacia otra noción de vida" at the 5th Transnational Critical-Political Seminar at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and finally "Necesidad de libertad: la autografía y exscripción de Reinaldo Arenas" at the 1st International "Latinoamérica en perspectiva: conceptualizaciones emergentes en tiempos de cambio" also at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.  Finally, he is currently a visiting student at the Universidad de Cádiz in Spain as part of the Erasmus+KA107 mobility program.

Katherine Sepulveda was a fully funded participant in the 2018 Mellon Mays-Social Science Research Council Proposal Writing and Dissertation Development Seminar. She was previously awarded Mellon Mays-Social Science Research Council Predoctoral Research Grants in academic years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 toward professional development and independent research. 

Yue Jennifer Wang was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities stipend for the Summer Programs in the Humanities for School and College Educators seminar “Emmanuel Levinas on Morality, Justice, and the Political.” This program was held at the University of Buffalo in July 2017.

Dan Wood has recently published two articles, “Descolonizar el conocimiento: una mise en place epistemográfica.” Tabubla Rasa: Revista de Humanidades Numero 27 (Diciembre, 2017): 301-337 and “Immanence, Nonbeing, and Truth in the Work of Fanon.” CLR James Journal23: 1-2 (Fall, 2017): 211-44. He has also recently published 40 philosophical aphorisms accompanied by an illustration by Evgenia Bersheva in, “Sylvan Passages.” Azure: A Journal of Literary Thought 2:4 (2017).

Zack Sievers recently finished Haptic Cinematography, a short film created by philosophers and artists concerning touch and language. Haptic Cinematography was shown at at “Concept/s: Hegel’s Aesthetics” hosted by Aufhebung International Hegelian Association at the Ljubljana Museum of Modern Art (Ljubljana, Slovenia, January 11-14, 2018).  The film will also be shown at the May 9th conference,"The Making of Haptic Cinematography,” hosted at Villanova University by Villanova scholars and the University of Ljubljana, the Aufhebung International Hegelian Association, and the Ljubljana Haptolinguistics research team (Villanova, PA. May 9, 2018). Sievers recently delivered papers at two international conferences: “Dehiscence: Space and Time in Merleau-Ponty” delivered at 42nd Collegium Phaenomenologicum (Città di Castello, IT, July 2017) and “Drone Cinematography” delivered at the 10th International Deleuze Studies Conference (Toronto, CA, June 2017)