Associate Professor of Philosophy
Co-Editor: Florida Philosophical Review
Office: Psychology Building 245
Office Phone: 407-823-2799 E-mail: email@example.com
Office Hours: On Sabbatical Fall 2013
Current Course Materials
News and Awards
Recent and Selected Publications
“On the Specter of Speciesism in Spinoza,” NASS Monograph 15 (North American Spinoza Society) (2011): 3-30.
“Creative Case Studies in Ethics,” Teaching Ethics (Fall 2010): 105-119.
“A Place for Forgiveness? A Derridean Response to Terrorism.” Politics and Religion in the New Century: Philosophical Reflections. Eds. Philip Quadrio and Carrol Besseling. Sydney University Press, 2009.
“Forgiving Derrida: From Terrorism to Self-Forgiveness.” Forgiveness: Probing the Boundaries. Eds. Stephen Bloch-Schulman and David White. Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009.
“Assessing Assessment: Toward a Hermeneutic-Phenomenological Perspective.” InSight: A Scholarly Journal of Teaching 4 (2009): 56-68.
Review of David Reisman’s Sartre’s Phenomenology, Philosophy in Review/Comptes rendus philosophiques XXIX, no.3 (June 2009): 216-218.
“H φιλοσοφία της αγάπης στους Σπινόζα, Κίρκεγκωρ και Σέλερ” [“The Philosophy of Love in Spinoza, Kierkegaard and Scheler”]. Translated by Michalis Katsimitsis. Celestia 2 (April 2009): 19-28. (A Greek Journal of Philosophy.)
“Assessment and Experience.” Faculty Focus 8.1 (March 2009): 4-5. (A publication of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at UCF.)
for a Common Watermark: Loving Others in Kierkegaard and Levinas.” Despite Oneself: Subjectivity and Its Secret in
Kierkegaard and Levinas. Eds.
Claudia Welz and Karl Verstrynge.
“A Panegyric on Spinoza
and Derrida: Saintly Jewish Heretics Striving Towards a ‘Pure Religion’.”
“The Ethics of Love in Spinoza and Kierkegaard and the Teleological Suspension of the Theological.” Philosophy Today 51.4 (Winter 2007): 438-446.
Honors in the Major Theses Supervised
Jesus Luzardo, “Upbuilding Oppositions: Kierkegaard, Camus, and the Philosophy of Love, 90 pp., defended March 26, 2013.
Douglas Zimmerman, “Navigating Authenticity in the Age of the Internet: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Existential Effects of Social Media,” 88 pp., defended November 14, 2012
Samantha Schroeder, “The Nature of Love: A Phenomenological Approach,” 122 pp., defended on April 2, 2012.
Carter Hardy, “Emotion and Knowing: Attuning Oneself to the World,” 82 pp., defended on March 31, 2012.
Benjamin Knob, “The Way to Freedom in Existential Philosophy,” 79 pp., defended on April 3, 2009.
Erin Rullo, “On the Moral Relevance of Nonhuman Animals,” 106 pp., defended on November 18, 2008.
Corey Stewart, “Following a Religion without Religion: Is Derrida’s Concept of ‘Pure Forgiveness’ Merely an Impossible Dream?” 60 pp., defended on November 15, 2006.
PHI 5627 Theoretical and Applied Ethics
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 2010H Honors Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 3083 Research Methods in Philosophy
PHH 3460 Modern Western Philosophy
PHH 3600 Contemporary Philosophy
PHI 3670 Ethical Theory
PHI 3700 Philosophy of Religion
PHM 3020 Philosophy of Love
PHP 3786 Existentialism
PHP 4782 Phenomenology
IDH 3600H Honors Case Studies in Ethics