University of North Florida Department of Philosophy
Professor and Chair
|Areas of Specialization||
Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Culture, Social and Political Theory, Hermeneutics, Critical Theory, Philosophy of the Social Sciences
|Areas of Competence||
Recent European Philosophy, Phenomenology, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Music, Cultural Studies
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
The Power of Dialogue: Critical Hermeneutics after Gadamer and Foucault, transl. by Paul Hendrickson, (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press 1996/paperback 1999) (Translation based on Die Macht des Dialogs: Kritische Hermeneutik nach Gadamer, Foucault, und Rorty, Stuttgart : Metzler Verlag 1992; recent partial translations into French and Czech).
Michel Foucault, (expanded and updated edition Stuttgart/Weimar 2004; first edition 1994)
Kultura, Kritika, Dialog (Culture, Critique, Dialogue), Prague: Publishing House Filosofia, December 2006. (The book is a collection of essays previously translated and published in Czech with a new introductory interview conducted in English and translated into Czech. Edited by Marek Hrubec/Jan Balon (eds), 185 pages.)
Empathy and Agency: The Problem of Understanding in the Human Sciences, co-edited with Karsten Stueber, (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press 2000), including the co-authored introduction, with K. Stueber: ‘Empathy, Simulation, and Interpretation in the Philosophy of Social Science,’ pp. 1-61 as well as my essay “Empathy, Dialogical Self, and Reflexive Interpretation.”
Alienation as Epistemological Source: Reflexivity and Social Background after Mannheim and Bourdieu,"target piece in a special issue “New Directions in the Sociology of Knowledge,"Social Epistemology, Vol. 11, n. 2, April—June 1997, with contributions by J. Bohman, D. Gaonkar, A. Pickering, I. Burkitt, C. Cronin, D. Breslau, and my “Reconceptualizing Reflexive Sociology: A Reply.”
Autonomie und Identität: Kritische Theorie und hermeneutische Kritik des Subjekts.
The book develops a hermeneutic conception of reflexive agency, based on analyses of critical social theory (Horkheimer/Adorno, Habermas, Honneth) and poststructuctural and constructivist theories (Foucault, Bourdieu, Butler, Hacking). Six published German essays are revised and expanded to form book chapters. Book contract offered by Turia & Kant Verlag, Vienna, projected publication 2008/2009).
TALKS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (a selection)