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Fred Evans, Ph.D.

Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Philosophy

330 College Hall, Office Hours: Thursdays 4:30-5:30
Phone: 412.396.6507

http://www.duq.edu/academics/faculty/fred-evans

Education:

Ph.D, Philosophy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, 1986
M.A., Psychology, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1977
M.A., Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., 1969
B.A., Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., 1966
Academic Biography

Fred Evans is Professor of Philosophy and Coordinator for the Center of Interpretive and Qualitative Research at Duquesne University. He is the author of The Multivoiced Body: Society and Communication in the Age of Diversity (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009; 2011), Psychology and Nihilism: A Genealogical Critique of the Computational Model of Mind (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1993), and co-editor (with Leonard Lawlor) of Chiasms: Merleau-Ponty's Notion of Flesh (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2000). Evans has published numerous articles and book chapters on continental thinkers in relation to issues concerning psychology, politics, and technology. He is currently working on a new book, provisionally entitled Citizenship and Public Art: An Essay in Political Esthetics, focusing on Chicago’s Millennium Park and New York’s 9/11/01 memorial, and another book on cosmopolitanism. He also worked for five years at the Lao National Orthopedic Center and other positions in Laos, under the auspices of International Voluntary Services, and taught philosophy for a year at La Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia.

Publications

Books

The Multivoiced Body: Society and Communication in the Age of Diversity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008; paperback edition, 2011.
Journal Reviews:

  • 1) Dan Smith (Purdue University), "A Multi-Voiced Book," Research in Phenomenology Vol. 41 (2011), 119-133.
  • 2) Noëlle McAfee (Emory University), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2011.07.10 (http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/24756-the-multivoiced-body-society-and- communication-in-the-age-of-diversity/).
  • 3) Tony Smith (Iowa State University), Philosophy and Social Criticism, 39 (6), 2013, 597-601.
  • 4) Andreea J. Pitts (University of South Florida), Human Studies, 2010 33:465-471.
  • 5) B. G. Murchland (Ohio Wesleyan University), Choice, 2010.
  • 6) Robert Drury King (Purdue University), Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, Fall 2009, Vol. 4, No. 10, 63.
  • 7) Matt Applegate (Binghamton University), Radical Philosophy Review, Vol. 13, No. 2 (2010), 227-231.

Chiasms: Merleau-Ponty's Notion of the Flesh, eds. Fred Evans and Leonard Lawlor. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 2000.

  • Journal Review: Kym Maclaren (University of King's College), "Explications of the Flesh," The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2003, 148-152.

Psychology and Nihilism: A Genealogical Critique of the Computational Model of Mind. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1993.
Journal Reviews:

  • 1) Henderikus J. Stam (University of Calgary), "A Nietzschean and Foucauldian Critique of Psychology," Symposium: Journal of the Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought, Vol. 3, no. 2, Fall, 1999, 291-296.
  • 2) John Ryder (SUNY, Cortland), The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, vol X, no. 2, 1996, 153-159.
  • 3) Miles Groth (Wagner College), Review of Metaphysics, vol. XLVIII, no. 4, issue 192, June, 1995, 894-95.
  • 4) Stewart Wolf (University of Oklahoma), Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Sciences: The Pavlovian Society, 28:4, 1993, 414.
  • 5) Christopher M. Aantoos (West Georgia College), The Humanist Psychologist, vol. 22, vol. 1, Spring 1994, 116-117.
  • 6) Robert N. McCauley (Emory University), Journal of the American Academy of Religion, vol. LXIV, no. 4, Winter 1996, 910-912.
  • 7) Robert Hollinger (Iowa State University) and Anthony Boone (Stockton College) , Radical Philosophy Review of Books, No. 13, 1996, 54-57, 58-62.

Articles and Book Chapters in Philosophy

"‘Murmurs' and ‘Calls': The Significance of Voice in the Political Reason of Foucault and Derrida," in Between Foucault and Derrida, ed. Yubraj Aryal, Vernon Cisney, Nicolae Morar (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming).

"Martin, Derrida, and ‘Ethical Marxism'," Radical Philosophy Review, forthcoming, 2015.

"The Dilemma of Diversity: Rawls and Derrida on Political Justice," in Justice through Diversity?, ed. Michael Sweeny (Catholic University Press of America, forthcoming, 2015).

"Cosmopolitanism ‘To Come': Derrida's Response to Globalization," in A Companion to Derrida, eds. Zeynep Direk and Leonard Lawlor (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), 550-565.

"Ethics and the Voices of the Past," Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies, 5 2014, 5 (3), 359-373 (a special edition on ‘The Middle Ages and the Holocaust,' eds. N. Caputo and H. Johnson).

"Foucault and the ‘Being of Language'," in The Cambridge-Foucault Lexicon, eds. Leonard Lawlor and John Nole (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), 236-42.

"Citizenship and Public Art: The Political Aesthetics of New York's 9/11/01 Memorial," Belmont University Symposium Journal, Vol. 3, 2013/backdated 2012, 79-105.

"The Clamor of Voices: Neda, Barack, and Social Philosophy," Symposium:
Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, 17 (2), Fall,/Automne, 2013, 158-177.

"Voices and the ‘Spirit of Place'," In Exploring the Work of Edward S. Casey: Giving Voice to Place, Memory, and Imagination, eds. Azucena Cruz-Pierre and Donald A. Landes (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013), 215-224.

"Citizenship and Public Art: Chicago's Millennium Park," in Outrage! Art, Controversy, and Society, ed. Richard Howells, Andreea Ritivoi, Judith Schachter (New York: Palgrave, 2012, pp. 144-171).

"9/11: The ‘Clash of Civilizations' and Cultural Rights," Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, vol. 6, no. 14, Winter, 2011.

"'Unnatural Participations': Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze, and Environmental Ethics," Philosophy Today, 54, 2010, 142-52. (SPEP Supplemental Volume 35 of Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, eds. Cynthia Willett and Leonard Lawlor).

"Deleuze, Bakhtin and the ‘Clamour of Voices'," Deleuze Studies, vol. 2(2), 2008, 178-200.

"La sociedad de todas las voces: Los zapatistas, Bajtín y los derechos humanos," traducción por Juan Carlos Grijalva, Alteridad (revista académica, Faculdad de Ciencias Humanas y de la Educación, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Ecuador), No. 5, Nov. 2008, 44-62 (Spanish trans. of published English versión).

"Iris Marion Young and ‘Intersecting Voices'," Philosophy Today, 52, 2008, 10-18. (SPEP Supplemental Volume 33 of Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, eds. Peg Birmingham and James Risser).

Entries on "Genealogical Critique" and "The Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research," for The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods, ed. Lisa M. Given (London: Sage Publications, Inc.), 369-71, 73-74, 2008.

"Chiasm and Flesh," in Merleau-Ponty: Key Concepts, eds. Rosalyn Diprose and Jack Reynolds. Stocksfield, UK: Acumen Publishing Limited, 2008, 184-193.

(with Barbara McCloskey), "Sixties Redux? A Report from the 2004-05 Carnegie International (or, Kutlug Ataman's Provocation)," Kunst und Politik, Bd. 9, 2008, 175-181.

"Citizenship, Art and the Voices of the City: Wodiczko's The Homeless Projection." In Acts of Citizenship, eds. Engin Isin and Greg Nielsen. London: Zed Books, 2008, 227-246.

(with Barbara McCloskey) "The New Solidarity: A Case Study of Cross-Border Labor Networks and Mural Art in the Age of Globalization'," Toward a New Socialism, ed. Anatole Anton and Richard Schmitt. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007, 483-496.

"Lyotard, Foucault, and ‘Philosophical Politics,'" International Journal of the Humanities, 3, 2006, 85-98.

Entries on "Psychology," "Cognitive Science," "Bakhtin," "Hubert Dreyfus," "Dialogism," and "Heteroglossia/Monoglossia" for the Edinburgh University Press Dictionary of Continental Philosophy, ed. John Protevi, Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press Ltd., 2005, and for A Dictionary of Continental Philosophy, ed. John Protevi, Yale University, Yale University Press, 2006.

"Multi-Voiced Society: Philosophical Nuances on Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children," Florida Journal of International Law, 16:3, 2004, 727-741.

"Cyberspace and the Concept of Democracy," Studies in Practical Philosophy: A Journal of Ethical and Political Philosophy, 4:1, 2004, 71-101. (Originally published in First Monday).

"Witnessing and the Social Unconscious," Studies in Practical Philosophy: A Journal of Ethical and Political Philosophy, 3:2, Fall 2003, 57-83.

"Lyotard, Bakhtin, and Radical Heterogeneity," Continental Philosophy, Vol.8, 2003, 61-74.

"Bakhtin, Communication, and the Politics of Multiculturalism." Reprinted in Mikhail Bakhtin: Sage Masters of Modern Social Thought, vol. IV, ed. Michael E. Gardiner. London: SAGE Publications, 2003, 271-293. (Originally published in Constellations).

"Dialogisme et droits de l'Homme au Chiapas," trans. Louis Jacob, Cahiers de recherche sociologique, no. 36, 2002, 75-104 (A translation of my "Voices of Chiapas").

"Genealogy and the Problem of Affirmation in Nietzsche, Foucault, and Bakhtin," Philosophy and Social Criticism, 27:3, 2001, 41-65.

"Cyberspace and the Concept of Democracy," First Monday, Vol. 5 (10) (October 2000) URL: http//www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_10/evans/index.html (a peer-reviewed electronic publication).

"Voices of Chiapas: The Zapatistas, Bakhtin, and Human Rights," Philosophy Today, 42, 2000, 196-210. (SPEP Supplemental Volume Volume 25 of Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, ed. Linda Martín Alcoff and Walter Brogan).

"‘Chaosmos' and Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy of Nature," Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning the Thought of Merleau-Ponty, 2, 2000, 63-82.

"The Value of Flesh: Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy and the Modernism/Postmodernism Debate" (with Leonard Lawlor); critical introductory essay to Chiasms: Merleau-Ponty's Notion of the Flesh, ed. Fred Evans and Leonard Lawlor. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 2000, 1-20.

"Merleau-Ponty, Lyotard and the Basis of Political Judgment," in Rereading Merleau-Ponty: Essays Across the Continental-Analytic Divide, ed. Lawrence Hass and Dorothea Olkowski. New York, NY: Prometheus Press, 2000, 253-274.

"'Solar Love': Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, and the Fortunes of Perception," Continental Philosophy Review, vol.31:2, 1998, 171-193.

"Voices, Oracles, and the Politics of Multiculturalism," Symposium, vol.2:2, 1998, 179-189.

"Bakhtin, Communication, and the Politics of Multiculturalism", Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory, vol. 5:3, 1998, 403-423.

"Technology as Art and the ‘Spheres of Freedom and Necessity,'" Research in Philosophy and Technology, vol. 14, 1994, 219-234.

"Marx, Nietzsche, and the ‘Voices of Democracy,'" in Paradigms in Political Theory: Marxism-Liberalism-Postmodernism, ed. Steven Jay Gold, Iowa State University Press, Spring, 1993, 79-97.

"To ‘Informate' or ‘Automate': The New Information Technologies and Democratization of the Work Place," The Journal of Social Theory and Practice, vol. 17:3, 1991, 409-439.

"Cognitive Psychology, Phenomenology, and the ‘Creative Tension of Voices,'" Philosophy and Rhetoric, Vol. 24:2, 1991, 105-127.

"Language and Political Agency: Derrida, Marx, and Bakhtin," The Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 28:4, 1990, 249-266.

"Marx, Nietzsche, and the ‘New Class,'" Journal of Speculative Philosophy, vol. 4:3, 1990, 505-524.

"Marx, Nietzsche, y ‘La Nueva Clase,'" trad. por Magdalena Holguin, Ideas y Valores, Num. 74-75, Agosto-Diciembre, 1987, Publicacion de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, 81-98.

Translations in Philosophy

Jean-François Lyotard, "On the Strength of the Weak," in Jean-François Lyotard, Toward the Post-Modern, ed. Robert Hurley and Mark Roberts, Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International, 1993, 62-72.

Mikel Dufrenne, "Intentionality and Aesthetics," in Mikel Dufrenne, In the Presence of the Sensuous: Essays in Aesthetics, ed. Dennis Gallagher and Mark Roberts, Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1987, 3-12.

With Hugh J. Silverman, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, "The Experience of Others," in "Merleau-Ponty and Psychology," a special issue of the Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry, 18 (1,2,&3), 1985, 33-63.

Inter-Disciplinary Publications

"Integrating Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture: Report on the Biopesticides Conference Workshop," (with Anne K. Hollander and Alan Wood), in National Agricultural Biotechnology Council, Report 1: Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture: Policy Alternatives, ed. June Fessenden MacDonald (Ithaca, NY, Boyce Thompson Institute, 1989), vol. 1, 14-20.

"Research and Socio-Economic Rehabilitation Concerning the Handicapped in Laos," in M. Barber and A. Dore, eds., Sangkhom Khady San: Colloques en Sciences Humaines, Vientiane, Laos, 1974, 65-72.

"Lao Village Study: Economic, Social and Cultural Factors Related to Community Development in Tasseng Xieng Mene," a research monograph prepared for the Lao Government/International Voluntary Services, Inc., 1971; a copy of this monograph is included in the Cornell University South East Asian Studies Microfilm Library.

Book Reviews

Review of Merleau-Ponty and Environmental Philosophy: Dwelling on the Landscapes of Thought, eds. Suzanne L. Cataldi and William S. Hamrick (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2007), Organization and Environment, 21 (3), 2008, 357-59.

Unforeseeable Americas: Questioning Cultural Hybridity in the Americas, ed. Rita De Grandis and Zilá Bernd (Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi B.V., 2000), Symposium, 8:1, 2004, 168-73.

"Existential Refusal and the New World Order," a Review of Martin J. Beck Matustík's Specters of Liberation: Great Refusals in the New World Order, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1998, Continental Philosophy Review, 33, 2000, 107-112.

Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition, ed. Amy Gutman, Princeton University Press, 1994, Radical Philosophy Review of Books, Nos. 11-12, 1995, 98-105.

Judging Lyotard, ed. Andrew Benjamin, New York: Routledge, 1992, Radical Philosophy Review of Books, No. 9, 1994, 16-21.

"The Return of Merleau-Ponty," a Review of Monika A. Langer's Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception: A Guide and Commentary, The Florida State University Press, 1989, Teaching Philosophy, 14:4, 1991, 443-447.

Ofelia Schutte, Beyond Nihilism: Nietzsche Without Masks, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 1984, The Radical Philosophy Review of Books, 1, 1990, 28-30.

"From ‘Automating' to ‘Informating,'" a Review of Shoshana Zuboff's In The Age of The Smart Machines: The Future of Work and Power, (New York, Basic Books, 1988), Socialism and Democracy, 9, 1989, Fall-Winter, 193-198.

"How Not ‘To Close the Circle,'" a Review of The Social Construction of
Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology (edited by Wiebe E. Bijker, Thomas P. Hughes, and Trevor J. Pinch, Cambridge, The MIT Press, 1987), Socialism and Democracy, 7,1988, Fall-Winter, 198-205.

With Len Lawlor, "Norris, Rose, and the Rationality of Post-Structuralism," a Critical Review of Christopher Norris' Contest of Faculties: Philosophy and Theory After Deconstruction and Gillian Rose's Dialectic of Nihilism: Post-Structuralism and Law, Socialism and Democracy, 5, 1987, Fall-Winter, 213-219.

"Unfulfillable Longings?", a Review of Bernard Yack's The Longing for Total Revolution: Philosophic Sources of Social Discontent from Rousseau to Marx and Nietzsche, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986, Socialism and Democracy, 5, 1987, Fall-Winter, 219-225.

Nancy Love, Marx, Nietzsche, and Modernity, New York, Columbia University Press, 1986, Socialism and Democracy, 4, 1987, Spring-Summer, 178-183.

Reseña de Presence and Absence: A Philosophical Investigation of Language and Being por Robert Sokolowski, Filosofia, Publicacion de la Facultad de Filosofia del Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Revista 3, Bogotá, Colombia, 1982, 58-61.

Works in Progress

"Cosmopolitanism to Come: Derrida and Latin American ‘Border Thinking'' (completed and ready for submission to journals)

Citizenship and Public Art: An Essay in Political Aesthetics (Chicago's Millennium Park and New York's National September 11 Memorial) (book project in middle stage).

Cosmopolitanism: Voices, Oracles, and Global Society (book project in beginning stage).

Spanish translation of "Cosmopolitanism to Come: Derrida and Latin American ‘Border Thinking'" (with César Zamorano-Díaz and Carolina Gainza; almost complete).

"The Social Unconscious: Lacan's Méconnaissance of the Dialogic Body" (under revision and not yet submitted).

"The Dilemma of Permanence in Public Art" (for Public Art Dialogue).

"Derrida and the ‘Autoimmunity' of Democracy" (SPEP paper).

"Deleuze's Political Ethics: ‘A Fascism of the New?," (for a special Deleuze Studies volume).

"Voices and Oracles in Colombia's Television Journalism." A projected article by Fred Evans and Fabio López de la Roche, Profesor en la Maestría en Estudios Políticos del Instituto de Estudios Políticos y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia. The article will be a development of the graduate course we taught together at the Universidad Nacional.

Journalism and the Displaced: The Case of Colombia. Projected book by Fred Evans, Fabio López de la Roche, and Greg Nielsen (beginning stage).

Courses

Graduate

Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty
Philosophy of Michel Foucault
Gilles Deleuze: Anti-Oedipus
Gilles Deleuze: Difference and Repetition
Gilles Deleuze: A Thousand Plateaus
Philosophy of Communication: Saussure, Husserl, Derrida, Habermas, Lacan, Bakhtin
Language Theory and Continental Philosophy I: Saussure, Lacan, Irigaray, Kristeva
Language Theory and Continental Philosophy II: Gadamer, Habermas, Lyotard
Language Theory and Continental Philosophy III: Bakhtin
Power and Dialogue: Gadamer, Foucault, Kögler
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Psychoanalysis

Undergraduate

Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy
Basic Philosophical Questions
Philosophical Roots of Psychology
Integrated Honors Program: Basic Philosophical Questions
Later Modern (Hegel, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche)
Philosophy of Technology

Dissertations

Director

Director, The Event of Revolution: Exploring the Relationship between the State and Radical Change (Nathan Eckstrand), 2014.

Director, Merleau-Ponty and Levinas: Traces of Childlike Peace in a World at War (Brock Bahler), May, 2014.

Director, Sensation Rebuilt: Carnal Ontology in Merleau-Ponty and Levinas (Tom Sparrow), Nov. 2009.

Director, Kantian Meadows: A Just Nursing Home Grounded in the Categorical
Imperative" (Faith Bjalobok), March, 2006.

Director, Whiteness and the Return of the "Black Body" (George Yancy), Sept. 2005.

Director, The Morals of Language: Habermas, Levinas and Discourse Ethics (Joseph
Campisi), Feb., 2005.

Director, Time and Eternity in the Philosophy of Martin Heidegger (James A. Snyder), Feb.,
2003.

Director, Towards a New Signifier: Freedom and Determinism in Lacan's Theory of the Subject
(Edward M. Pluth), Sept., 2002.

Director, Tales of Recognition: A Kristevan Rewriting of Hegel (Georganna L. Ulary), Oct.,
2001.

Director, The Question of Expression: Toward a Phenomenological Rhetoric (David R. Koukal),
Oct., 1999.

Director, Merleau-Ponty's Hegelianism (Chris Nagel), May, 1996.

Director, Body as Origin: Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Intentionality (Nnamdi A.
Nwankwo), May, 1996.

External Committee Member

External Committee Member, Propaedeutic to Philosophy: Dialogue and Truth in Philosophical Practice (Lauren Nelson Hesse), Dept. of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, Dec. 2014.

External Committee Member, Revista De Crítica Cultural: Pensando (En) La Transción (César Zamorano Díaz), Dept. of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, April, 2014.

External Committee Member, Textualidades Electrónicas en América Latina. Producción Literaria en el Capitalismo Informacional (Carolina Gainza, Dept. of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh), Dec., 2012.

External Committee Member, The Wordsworthian Inheritance of Melville's Poetics (Cory R. Goehring, Dept. of English, University of Pittsburgh), May, 2010.

External Committee Member, Éthica, utopia e intoxicación: un diálogo entre Rodrigo
D. No Futuro y La vendedora de rosas con la crítica cultural contemporánea
(Lizardo M. Herrera, Dept. of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of
Pittsburgh), April, 2009.

External Committe Member, Conflicto, Hegemonía y Nacionalismo Tutelado en
Colombia 2002-2008: Entre la Comunicación Gubernamental y La Ficción
Noticiosa de Televisión (Fabio López de La Roche, Dept. of Hispanic Languages
and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh), April, 2009.

External Committee Member, Look(in)g Asian, Accenting English: An Autoethnography
of Interstitial "Cultural Identity" (Akiko Motomura, Dept. of Psychology, Duquesne
University), Aug. 2008.

External Committee Member, Normative Practices and Normative Identities: A Critical
Feminist Investigation of Pregnancy Ultrasound, (Bethany Riddle, Dept. of
Psychology, Duquesne University), Jan. 2006.

External Committee Member, Integrating Deleuze and Guattari's Theory of Difference into the Practice of Object Relations Therapy, (Amy Goodson, Dept. of Psychology, Duquesne
University), April, 2004.

External Committee Member, Buscando los restos de america: Exotismo, utopia e identidad
latinomericana en el siglo XX, (Juan Carlos Grijalva, Dept. of Hispanic Languages and
Literatures, University of Pittsburgh), March 2004.

External Committee Member, Literatura latinoamericana y razón imperial: Habitar el espacio
literario después de la ciudad letrada, (Sergio Villalobos-Ruminott, Dept. of Hispanic
Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh), Dec. 2003.

External Committee Member, History, Space, and Language in the Work of Habermas and
Bakhtin (Niamh Hennessy, Graduate Programme in Social and Political Thought, York
University, Canada), Nov., 2000.

External Committee Member, Contradiction, Expression, and Chiasm: The Development of
Intersubjectivity in Maurice Merleau-Ponty (Theodore Albert Toadvine, Dept. of
Philosophy, University of Memphis), May, 1996.

External Committee Member, Variances in Higher Order Thinking and Narrative Topics in High
School Students' Confessional Journals (Josh M. Slifkin, School of Education, Duquesne
University), April, 2000.

Committee Member

Committee Member, Nietzsche and Comedy: Provocative Laughter Amidst A Treagic Philosophy (Michael Rudar), May 30, 2014.

Committee Member, The A Priori Nature of the Political: Democracy and Scientific Method in Thomas Hobbes (Patrick Craig), Oct. 2014

Committee Member, In the Shadow of Anaximander: Philosophical Temperaments and Schopenhauerian Pessimism in Nietzsche's Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks (Chris Mountenay), Oct. 4, 2013.

Committee Member, Husserl and Foucault on the Subject: The Companions (Harry A. Nethery IV), July 11, 2013.

Committee Member, Non-Being and Memory: A Critique of Pure Difference in Derrida and Deleuze (Frank Scalambrino), April, 2011.

Committee Member, Feminist Theory as Meta-Critical (Taine Duncan), August, 2010.

Committee Member, On Whether or Not Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of
Lived Body Experience Can Enrich St. Thomas Aquinas's Integral Anthropology (Joshua
Miller), March, 2009.

Committee Member, Life of the People, Body of the People: Re-Reading the Imagery of the Body
Politic (Wade Roberts), Aug. 2007.

Committee Member, Attending Intending: On Meaning and Making Sense in Husserl and
Wittgenstein (Matt Morgan), Aug. 2006.

Committee Member, Edith Stein: Toward an Ethic of Relationship and Responsibility (Judith
Parsons), Nov. 2005.

Committee Member, Bodies of Knowledge: Perception in Spinoza and Whitehead (Robert
Johnson), Jan. 2003.

Committee Member, Truth, Assumption, and the Self (Hulya Guney), Dec. 2002.

Committee Member, Reflected Freedom: Levinas' Defense of Ethical Subjectivity (Scott
Davidson), Dec. 2002.

Committee Member, The Pre-Text of Ethics: On Derrida and Levinas (Diane M. Duncan), May,
1998.

Committee Member, Cosmos, Chaos, Chaosmos: The World of Umberto Eco's The Name of the
Rose (George S. Metejka), May, 1998.

Committee Member, Images and Shuddering: Later Kant in the Birth of Nietzsche (Paul A. Swift), Nov., 1995.

Presentations

Conference Directorships

Executive Committee, Member at Large, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Fiftieth-First Annual Conference, Rochester, NY, Nov. 01-03, 2012; Fiftieth-Second, Eugene, Oregon, Oct. 24-26, 2013; Fiftieth-Third, New Orleans, LA, Oct. 23-25, 2014.

Co-organizer, "Confluences: Phenomenology and Postmodernity, Environment, Race, Gender," Seventeenth Annual Symposium of The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, March 12-13,1999.

Co-director for Canada and the United States, First and Second "Conference of Philosophers and Social Scientists of Mexico, Canada, and the United States," Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, June 26-28, 1997; Aug. 16-20, 1999.

Director, Twentieth Annual International Conference of the Merleau-Ponty Circle, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept. 21-23, 1995.

Co-Director (with Tony Smith), Lecture Series on Technology, "Values and Technology: The Contexts of Design, Gender, and Race," Fall, 1990 Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1989 to 1991.

Invited and Keynote/Plenary Presentations

Plenary Panel Paper, "Arad and Wodiczko: Political Aesthetics and New York's 9/11 Memorial," Spaces of Control: Confronting Austerity and Repression, Radical Philosophy Association, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, Nov. 5-9, 2014.

"Deleuze's Political Ethics: ‘A Fascism of the New?' and Other Questions,' for Workshop on
"Deleuze: Ethics and Dramatization," sponsored by the Penn State Philosophy Department; The Rock Ethics Institute; The Institute for the Arts and Humanities; and the Sparks Research Fund, organized by Leonard Lawlor and Aline Wiame, May 16, 2014.

Inaugural Speaker, "Citizenship and Public Art: The Political Aesthetics of New York's 9/11/01Memorial," and workshop, "The Clamor of Voices: Neda, Barack, and Social Philosophy," for the Colloquium Series of the Graduate Students in Philosophy, Texas A&M, Nov. 13 and 14, 2013.

"Political Aesthetics and New York City's 9/11 Memorial: Krzysztof Wodiczko's "City of Refuge" vs. Michael Arad's "Reflecting Absence," Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research, Duquesne University, Sept., 12, 2013.

"The Dilemma of Diversity: Justice and the Primacy of Voices," Ethics/Religion and Society Lecture Series, Xavier University, 2011-2014, "Justice, Tolerance, and Diversity," Feb. 20, 2013. Also presented to the Dept. of Communication and Rhetoric Studies, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, April 19, 2013.

"Citizenship and Public Art: The Political Aesthetics of New York's 9/11/01Memorial," Civility and It's Discontents, the 11th Annual Humanities Symposium, Belmont University, Nashville, TN, Sept. 24 - Oct. 1, 2012.

"Cosmopolitanism to Come: Derrida and Latin American ‘Border Thinking'," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Fiftieth Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 19-22 October, 2011.

Key Note Address, "Voces de la democracia: ciudadanía y arte público en el Millennium Park de Chicago," Seminario Internacional: Rutas y Encuentros de los Estudios Sociales y Culturales," Bogotá D.C., Colombia, Oct. 4-6, 2011.

"The Clamor of Voices: Neda, Barack, and Social Philosophy," Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, March 24, 2011.

"Violence and the Social Unconscious: Lacan's Méconnaissance of the Dialogic Body," Association for the Philosophy of the Unconscious, American Philosophical Society, Group Program, Boston, MA, Dec. 28, 2010.

"Society as a ‘Multivoiced Body'," an invited lecture for Dr. John Beverley's Graduate Seminar on Marxism and Postmodern Thought, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 29, 2010.

"Hearing Others: Replies to Commentary on Fred Evans' The Multivoiced Body: Society and Communication in the Age of Diversity," Special Book Session, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Forty Ninth Annual Conference, McGill University and Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada, Nov. 4-6, 2010.

"Cosmopolitanism-to-Come: Derrida and Latin American ‘Border Thinking'," presented to the research colloquia on "The Political Recognition of Migrants in Europe and the United States," The Humanities Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 22, 2010.

"The Clamor of Voices: Neda, Barack, and Social Philosophy," Sponsored by the English Department and the Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 21, 2010.

"Cosmopolitanism-to-Come: Derrida and Latin American ‘Border Thinking'," Key Note speaker Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Città di Castello, Umbria, Italy, July 19-24, 2010.

"Response to the Papers for the International, Interdisciplinary Colloquium: ‘Russian Philosophy Beyond Marx and God?'," Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, May 14, 2010.

"The Clamor of Voices: Neda, Barack and Multivoiced Societies," Keynote speaker for the Undergraduate Conference, Rochester Institute of Technology, April 30, 2010.

"Voices, Oracles, and the Social Body," Keynote speaker for the Symposium on Voice, Manhattan Philosophy and the Arts Campus, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, NY, Nov. 7, 2009.

"Deleuze, Bakhtin and the ‘Clamour of Voices,'" Invited Public Address, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, Nov. 5, 2009.

Invited Graduate Seminar Instructor on the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Dept. of Philosophy, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, Nov. 4, 2009.

"Citizenship, Public Art, and the Multivoiced Body: Chicago's Millennium Park," Concordia University Public Lecture Series and Symposium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 1-2, 2009.

"Citizenship and Public Art: Chicago's Millennium Park," Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept. 17, 2009.

"Ciudadanía, Arte Público y el Cuerpo de Múltiples Voces: El Parque Milenio de Chicago". Presentación para la Maestría en Artes Vivas de la Facultad de Artes de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Agosto 12 de 2009, Bogotá. Por invitación del Director de la Maestría y del Teatro Vreve - Proyecto Teatral, Profesor Víctor Viviescas.

"'Unnatural Participations': Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze, and Environmental Ethics," Keynote Speaker for the Sixteenth Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference, Kent State University, Ohio, March 14, 2009.

"Voices of Democracy: Citizenship and Public Art (Chicago's Millennium Park)," Carnegie Mellon University "Controversy in the Arts" project of the Public Art Research Cluster, Center for Arts in Society, Pittsburgh, PA, Dec. 10, 2008.

"Voces de Chiapas: Los Zapatistas, Bakhtin y los Derechos Humanos," Semana de la Comunicación, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Quito, Ecuador, June 9-13, 2008.

"Environmental Ethics and Merleau-Ponty's Concept of ‘Flesh'," First Annual Philosophy of the Environment Roundtable, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, April 17, 2008.

"Iris Marion Young and ‘Intersecting Voices'," Iris Marion Young Memorial Session, The Forty-Sixth Annual Conference of The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), DePaul University and Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, Nov. 8-10, 2007.

"Utopia and the Age of Diversity," Invited Public Address, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, Dec. 7, 2006.

Invited Graduate Seminar Instructor on the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Dept. of Philosophy, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, Dec. 6, 2006.

Invited Graduate Seminar Instructor on the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Dept. of Philosophy, New School of Social Research, New York, NY, Dec. 7, 2006.

"Citizenship and Art in the Multi-Voiced City," Plenary presentation for "Polyphony and Dialogism: Alternatives for Organizing," sponsored by Essex Management Centre at the University of Essex, UK, Centre for Culture and Social Theory at Keele University, UK, and The University for Humanistics, Netherlands. University of Essex, UK, April 28-30, 2006.

"Utopia and the Age of Diversity," Plenary presentation for 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Utopian Studies, Memphis, TN, October 27-30, 2005.

"Citizenship and Art in the Multi-Voiced City," Mediating Acts of Citizenship, sponsored by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Center for Broadcasting Studies, Concordia University, and Canada Research Chair in Citizenship Studies, York University. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 13-15, 2005.

"Multi-Voiced Society: Philosophical Nuances on Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children." University of Memphis Honors Program Lecture Series and the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, April 16, 2004.

Text Seminar on Deleuze, Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Città di Castello, Umbria, Italy, July 14-Aug. 1, 2003.

Keynote Address/Closing Remarks, "Philosophy and Qualitative Research," Ethnographic and Qualitative Research in Education Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, June 5-7, 2003.

Think Tank Participant, "Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Justice Project in the Americas" (Ford Foundation Grant: Dr. Celina Romany, American University, Director of Project), Human Rights Center, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., April 9-10, 2003.

Think Tank Participant, "Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Justice Project in the Americas" (Ford Foundation Grant: Dr. Celina Romany, American University, Director of Project), Human Rights Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dec. 5-7, 2002.

"Lyotard, Foucault, et ‘Politica Filosofica'," Diálogo Norte-Sur, XI Congreso Nacional de Filosofia, Zacatecas, México, agosto 14 al 17, 2001.

"Chiapas, Bakhtin, and Human Rights," American Philosophical Association, APA Committee on Hispanics Session, "Human Rights and Multi-Ethnic Societies," Washington, D.C., Dec. 27-30, 1998.

"Mini-Course on Merleau-Ponty and the Foundations of Psychology," Department of Psychology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 14, 15, and 16, 1997.

"'Solar Love': Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty and the Fortunes of Perception," Philosophy Department, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, May 29, 1996.

"Bakhtin and the Ethics of Multiculturalism," Twelveth Annual Philosophy Lecture Series, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, October 26, 1995.

"Lyotard, Bakhtin, and Radical Heterogeneity," Dept. of Philosophy's Invited Speaker Series, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, Dec. 3, 1994.

"Lyotard, Bakhtin, and Radical Heterogeneity," International Philosophical Seminar (On the Work of Jean-François Lyotard), Alto Adige/Sudtirol, Italy, July 4-11, 1993.

"Psychology and Nihilism: A Critique of the Computational Model of Mind," The Philosophical Perspectives Lecture Series, Sponsored by the Departments of Philosophy and Psychology, State University of New York at Cortland, Cortland, NY, March 25, 1993.

"Language and Political Agency: Derrida, Marx and Bakhtin," Department of Philosophy, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, Nov. 9, 1990.

"Minds, Computers, and the Modern Oracle of Reason," Departments of Philosophy and Computer Science, Long Island University, C.W. Post Center, Greenvale, New York, March 10, 1989.

"'Voice' and the Computational Model of Mind," Department of Philosophy, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, March 18, 1988.

"Marx, Nietzsche, and the ‘New Class,'" Department of Philosophy, Saint Bonaventure University, Saint Bonaventure, NY, April 22, 1988.

Conference Papers

"Violence and the Social Unconscious," Radical Philosophy Association Ninth Biennial Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, Nov. 11-14, 2010.

"'Unnatural Participations': Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze, and Environmental Ethics," The Forty-Eight Annual Conference of The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), George Mason University, Arlington, VA, Oct. 29-31, 2009.

"Voices of Democracy: Citizenship and Public Art (Chicago's Millennium Park)," Eight Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 6-9, 2008.

"Voices of Democracy: Citizenship and Public Art (Chicago's Millennium Park)," Forty-Seventh Annual Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 16-18, 2008.

"Deleuze, Bakhtin and the ‘Clamour of Voices,'" Ninth Annual Comparative Literature Conference, "Gilles Deleuze, Image and Text: An International Conference," April 5-7, 2007.

"Utopia and the Age of Diversity," Seventh Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, NE., Nov. 2-5, 2006.

"Citizenship and Art in the Multi-Voiced City," Citizenship(s)-International Congress on Discourses and Practices, Universidad Ferrando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal, June 29-July 1, 2006.

"Lyotard, Foucault, and "Philosophical Politics," Third International Conference on the Humanities, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, August 2-5, 2005.

"Multi-Voiced Society: Bakhtinian Nuances on Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, XII International Bakhtin Conference, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland, July 18-22, 2005.

"Philosophical Nuances on Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children," Radical Philosophy Association Conference, Howard University, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4-7, 2004; Stony Brook Philosophy Doctorates Conference, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York, Oct. 8-11, 2003; also presented at The South-North Exchange on Law, Theory, and Culture, Universidad Inter-Americana de Puerto Rico, Facultad de Derecho, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dec. 11-13, 2003. See "Invited Presentations" also.

"Art and the New Solidarity in the Age of ‘Empire'," (with Barbara McCloskey), Cultural Studies Association Inaugural Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 5-8, 2003.

"Art and the New Solidarity in the Age of ‘Empire'," (with Barbara McCloskey), Midwest Art History Society 30th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 10-12, 2003.

"The New Solidarity: Cross-Border Labor Networks and Mural Art in the Age of ‘Empire'" (with Barbara McCloskey), Radical Philosophy Association Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, Nov. 7-10, 2002.

"Lyotard, Foucault, and "Philosophical Politics," The Fortieth Annual Meeting of The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Goucher College, Baltimore, MR, Oct. 4-6, 2001; also, Fourth Radical Philosophy Conference, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, Nov. 2-5, 2000; see "Invited Presentations" for Spanish language version.

"Society as a ‘Multi-Voiced Body' and Human Rights: A Dialogue with Taylor and Habermas," Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, Detroit, MI, Oct. 12-15, 2000.

"Two Notions of Invisibility: Comments on Jeremy Weate's ‘Merleau-Ponty's Invisible'," The Thirty-Ninth Annual Meeting of The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, The Pennsylvania State University, Oct. 5-7, 2000.

"Chaosmos and Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy of Nature," The Twenty-Fifth Annual International Conference of the Merleau-Ponty Circle, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., September 14-16, 2000.

"Chiapas, Bakhtin, and Human Rights," the Socialist Scholars Conference panel, "Crossing Borders: Art, Philosophy, and Mexican Political Struggles," Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY, April 9-11, 1999; The Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought, Sherbrooke, Quebec, June 2-4, 1999; Fourteenth Inter-American Philosophy Conference, Puebla, Mexico, Aug. 16-20, 1999 (Spanish Version); Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Eugene, OR, Oct. 7-9, 1999; see "Invited Presentations" also.

"Foucault, Bakhtin, and Multi-Voiced Societies," Third National Conference of the Radical Philosophical Association, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 5-8, 1998.

"Voices, Oracles, and the Politics of Multculturalism," The Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought, Ottawa, Ontario, May 27-29, 1998.

"Dialogic Hybridity: Bakhtin and the Politics of Multiculturalism," First Conference of Philosophers and Social Scientists of Mexico, Canada, and the United States, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, June 26-28, 1997.

"The Plurivocal Body: A Philosophical Basis for Networks and the ‘New Internationalism,'" A Roundtable on "Understanding NAFTA," Second National Conference of the Radical Philosophical Association, "Globalization From Below," Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, November 14-17, 1996.

"Bakhtin, Taylor, Habermas and the Politics of Multiculturalism," The Twenty-Second Conference on Social Theory, Politics and the Arts, l'Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada, October 3-5, 1996.

"'Solar Love': Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, and the Fortunes of Perception," The Twenty-First Annual International Conference of the Merleau-Ponty Circle, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, September 19-21, 1996.

"Gadamer, Bakhtin, and the Voices of History," Workshop on Memory and History in Twentieth Century European Philosophy: Modern and Postmodern Reflections, Fifth International Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Utrecht, Netherlands, August 19-24, 1996.

"Lyotard and the Inhuman Community," Inhuman, The Second Annual Wisdom Rendezvous in Philosophy, Wisdom, Montana, June 17-25, 1995.

"Foucault, Bakhtin and Genealogy in the Social Sciences," Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Learned Societies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 4-7, 1995.

"Merleau-Ponty, Lyotard, and the Basis of Political Thought," Nineteenth Annual International Conference of the Merleau-Ponty Circle, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA, September 22-24, 1994; also for the Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Boston, MA, Dec. 27-30, 1994.

"Merleau-Ponty, Bakhtin, and the ‘Voices of Silence,'" Conference of the Japanese-American Phenomenological Society, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, September 14-17, 1994.

"Lyotard, Bakhtin, and Radical Heterogeneity," The Tenth Annual Meeting of The Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 7-10, 1994; also for the Radical Philosophy Association National Conference, Drake University, Des Moines, IA, Oct. 3-6, 1994; see "Invited Papers" also.

"Kant on the Sublime," Place, The First Annual Wisdom Rendezvous in Philosophy, Wisdom, Montana, June 19-28, 1994.

"Lyotard, Bakhtin, and Radical Philosophy," The Thirty-First Annual Meeting of The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 21-23, 1993.

"Lyotard and Bakhtin on Language and Political Agency," Radical Philosophy Association, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Washington, DC, Dec. 27-30, 1992.

"Technology as Art and the ‘Spheres of Freedom and Necessity,'" The Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting of The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, October 11-13, 1990.

"To ‘Informate' or ‘Automate': The New Information Technologies and Democratization of the Work Place," Department of Philosophy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, October 9, 1990.

"Language and Political Agency: Derrida, Marx and Bakhtin," The Eighth Annual Socialist Scholars Conference, Baruch College, CUNY, New York, NY, April 6-8, 1990.

"The New Information Technologies and Democratization of the Workplace," Radical Philosophy Association Conference on Technology, Seventh Eastern Regional Meeting, New York, New York, November 4-5, 1989.

"Discourse, Narrative, and the ‘Mind's New Science,'" Science and Narrative Seminar, Annual Meeting of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, May 4-7, 1989; also for the Annual Meeting of the Iowa Philosophical Society, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, November 11, 1989.

"Marx, Nietzsche, and the Voices of Democracy," Annual Meeting of the Society for Social and Political Philosophy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, March 31-April 1, 1989.

"'Voice' and the Computational Model of Mind," History and Theory of Psychology Colloquium, Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, May 6, 1988; also for the Department of Philosophy Colloquium, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, April 20, 1988; also for the Department of Humanities, University of Michigan at Dearborn, Dearborn, MI, February 10, 1988.

"Democracy and the Creative Tension of Voices," Panel on "Marxism and Democracy in the USSR," Sponsored by the Society for the Philosophical Study of Marxism, The Sixth Annual Socialist Scholars Conference, Borough of Manhattan College, CUNY, NY, April 8-10, 1988; also for the Annual Meeting of the Iowa Philosophical Society, Central College, Pella, Iowa, November 12, 1988.

"Cognitive Psychology, Phenomenology, and the ‘Creative Tension of Voices,'" Seventy-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, Georgia, April 16-18, 1987.

"Marx, Nietzsche, and the ‘New Class,'" Group Meeting of the Radical Philosophy Association, Eighty-Third Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Boston, MA, December 27-30, 1986; also for the Department of Philosophy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, March 4, 1988.

"Children of Light: The Volunteer's Narrative in Laos," The Sixth International Conference on Culture and Communication, Institute of Culture and Communication, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 9-11, 1986.

"Anarchy and Its Limitations: A Commentary on Rolando Perez's ‘Nietzsche, An(archy), and Anti-Psychiatry,'" Radical Philosophy Association, Fourth Eastern Regional Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, March 2-3, 1985.

"Genealogy vs. ‘Cultivating Hermeneutics': Comments on Lenore Langsdorf's ‘Language, Depth, and the Presence of Philosophy,'" Group Meeting of Philosophers for Social Responsibility, Eighty-First Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, New York, December 27-30, 1984.

Conference Moderator Positions

Moderator, Keynote Session, Dermot Moran, "There is "There is Cohesion, There is
Meaning: Merleau-Ponty on Inherence in the Life-World," 38th Conference of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, September 26-28, 2013.

Moderator, Session on "Tortured Crochet, Recipes for Revolution and a Democratic Aesthetic: Politicizing Homecraft," Eight Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 6-9, 2008.

Moderator, Session on "Marx and Race," Seventh Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, NE., Nov. 2-5, 2006.

Moderator, Session on "The Poor Phenomenon: Marion and the Problem of Forgiveness," Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA, October 28-30, 2006.

Moderator, Edward Said Memorial Session, Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Memphis University, Memphis, TN, October 28-30, 2004.

Moderator, Panel on "Lacan's Antigone," Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, October 10-12, 2002.

Moderator, Panel on "Freedom, Nature, and Environment," Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, October 8-10, 1998.

Moderator, Book Session: Todd May's Between Genealogy and Epistemology: Psychology, Politics, and Knowledge in the Thought of Michel Foucault, Thirty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., October 10-12, 1996.

Moderator, "Phenomenology, Language, Perception," for the Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, October 12-14, 1995.

Chair, "Particle Bodies Across Techne and Technology II," Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 10-13 May 1995.

Chair, Session IX, "Merleau-Ponty, Dennett, and Lyotard," The Eighteenth Annual International Conference of the Merleau-Ponty Circle, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, September 23-25, 1993.

Moderator, Session on "Foucault: Powers, Technologies, Sexualities," for the 1993 International Association of Philosophy and Literature Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, May 12-15, 1993.

Moderator, Session on "Heidegger: Transparency and Therapy," for the Thirty-First Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Boston, MA, October 8-10, 1992.

Moderator, Session on "Framing the Past: Husserl's Foundational Reflections on Memory," for the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center of Duquesne University's Tenth Annual Symposium, "The Husserlian Foundations of Phenomenological Psychology," Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, March 13-14, 1992.

Moderator, "Social and Ethical Issues of Herbicide Resistance in Plants, Biopesticides, Animal Growth Promotants, and Disease Control in Animals," for the National Agricultural Biotechnology Council Conference, "Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture: Policy Alternatives Conference," Iowa State University, Ames, IA, May 22-24, 1989.

Moderator, "The Concept of Freedom in the U.S. Constitution," a Joint Conference on Gender, Race and Class in the U.S. Constitution, Sponsored by the Radical Philosophy Association, Society of Women in Philosophy, and the APA Committee on Black Philosophers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sept.12-13, 1987.

Moderator, "Therapeutic Action and the Concept of Power," Sponsored by the Radical Philosophy Association, Fifth Annual Socialist Scholars Conference, New York, New York, April 10-12, 1987.

Assistant Coordinator, Fourth Annual Meeting of the Merleau-Ponty Circle,1979.