AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

19th-Century Philosophy (especially Hegel); Contemporary Continental Philosophy

 

AREAS OF COMPETENCE

Metaphysics; Ethics; Philosophy of Religion

 

EDUCATION  

Ph.D.                    University of Guelph (defended in 2014)

Dissertation                The Necessity-Contingency Dialectic in Hegel’s Science of Logic

Committee            Jay Lampert, Duquesne University (supervisor)

John Russon, University of Guelph

Edward S. Casey, Stony Brook University (outside reader)

John W. Burbidge, Trent University (outside examiner)

 

M.A.                     Stony Brook University, Philosophy and the Arts Program, 2007

                            M.A. Thesis: “Levinas and the Problem of Transgression”

 

B.A.                      Marlboro College, 2001

Full Scholarship   Field: Sociology and Literature

Highest Honors     B.A. Thesis: “The Sociology and Philosophy of Georg Simmel”

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books and Edited Volumes

4. Hegel on Possibility: Modality, Perfection, Contradiction (forthcoming, Bloomsbury, 2019)

3. Hegel’s Actuality Chapter of the Science of Logic: A Commentary (Lexington Books,      forthcoming 2018)

2. Nahum Brown and J. Aaron Simmons (eds), Contemporary Debates in Negative Theology and        Philosophy, Palgrave Macmillan, “Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion” series, 2017

1. Nahum Brown and William Franke (eds), Transcendence, Immanence, and Intercultural        PhilosophyPalgrave Macmillan, 2016

 

Articles and Book Chapters

10. “The Logic of the Secret in Hegel and Derrida,” Philosophy and Theology, forthcoming in 2019.

9. “Why do Contradictions sink to the Ground?: A Re-examination of the Categories of      Reflection in Hegel’s Logic,” Journal of Speculative Philosophy, forthcoming in 2018 (indexed in the A&HCI)

8. “Indeterminacy, Modality, Dialectics: Hegel on the Possibility Not to Be” in The      Significance of Indeterminacy: Perspectives from Asian and Continental Philosophy, eds.      Robert Scott and Gregory Moss, Routledge, August 2018  

7. “Why is Being Nothing?: An Apophatic Reading of Hegel’s Opening to the Logic,”        Frontiers of Philosophy in China, Special Issue: “Hegel: Intercultural and      Critical        Perspectives,” August 2018  

6. “Aristotle and Heidegger: Potentiality in Excess of Actuality,” Idealistic Studies, December 2017 (indexed in the A&HCI)

5. “Is Hegel an Apophatic Thinker?” in Contemporary Debates in Negative Theology and   Philosophy, Palgrave Macmillan, December 2017

4. “Transcendent and Immanent Conceptions of Perfection in Leibniz and Hegel” in    Transcendence, Immanence, and Intercultural Philosophy, Palgrave Macmillan,  2016

3. “Introduction” to Transcendence, Immanence, and Intercultural Philosophy, Palgrave    Macmillan,  2016

2. “Aristotle’s Doctrine of the Mean and the Circularity of Human Nature,” Kritike, 2016  

1. “The Modality of Sovereignty: Agamben and the Aporia of Primacy in Aristotle’s    Metaphysics Book Theta,” Mosaic, 2013 (indexed in the A&HCI)

 

Book Reviews

Simon P. James. The Presence of Nature: A Study in Phenomenology and Environmental    Philosophy. Book Review for Environmental Philosophy (April 2011)