Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Primary Academic Program: Philosophy
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Environmental Studies, French Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, German Studies, Theology
Area of Specialization: 19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy, phenomenology and existentialism, environmental ethics, medical ethics, feminist philosophy
Biography:B.A., M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Yale University. Specialization in continental philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology, Freud, and environmental ethics. Author of Hegel’s Grand Synthesis, Hegel’s Theory of Madness, and The Ethics of Authorship: Communication, Seduction, and Death in Hegel and Kierkegaard. Articles and reviews in journals including Clio, Environmental Ethics, History and Theory, History of Philosophy Quarterly, Human Ecology Review, Idealistic Studies, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, International Philosophical Quarterly, International Studies in Philosophy, Journal of European Studies, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Ludus Vitalis, Man and World, Nous, Metaphilosophy, Modern Language Notes, Philosophy and Literature, Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, Religious Studies, Review of Metaphysics, Social Theory and Practice, and Southern Journal of Philosophy. Contributor to The Dictionary of Existentialism. Editorial board, Topoi Library. Advisory Council, Hastings Center Program in Ethics, Science, and the Environment. At Bard since 1984.
- Research Interests: Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Freud, Camus, Sartre, environmental ethics, bioethics
- Teaching Interests: 19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy, environmental ethics, medical ethics, genetics ethics, existentialism, Freud, feminist philosophy
- Other Interests: Eclectic