Posted by: gcarkner | October 22, 2012

Top Christian in Continental Philosophy

Donn Welton, Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, 1973

Harriman Hall 247A
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7579
dwelton@ms.cc.sunysb.edu

Areas of Specialization

Phenomenology, epistemology, philosophical psychology, theory of the person, Husserl studies

Having studied with Ludwig Landgrebe in Köln and Gillan at Southern Illinois, Donn Welton’s initial focus was on German and French phenomenology in general and the thought of Edmund Hussler in particular. This resulted in two book-length studies of Husserl, the first on his theory of meaning in the context of his accounts of perception and language, the second on the range of his static and genetic phenomenological method in the context of his relationship to Heidegger, arguing that Husserl’s thought has a systematic scope and methodological resources that many critics think were excluded by his approach. Moving beyond an historical account, the second study also develops the beginnings of a viable theory of context and back ground, one of the most pressing issues under consideration today. Along with these two studies, he has edited an anthology of Husserl’s writings and, most recently, a critical reader on his philosophy. With further research at the Universities of Tübingen and Oxford and ongoing collaborative work at the University of Marburg, Welton’s current focus is on theory of person and semantics of psychosomatic symptoms.

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Donn Welton

Philosophy Department Stony Brook University

1. Honors and Awards Recipient of the 2005 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and

Creative Activity

Recipient of the 2005 President’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity

Recipient of the Edward Goodwin Ballard Book Prize in Phenomenology for 2004.

My book, The Other Husserl: The Horizons of Transcendental Phenomenology (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001), was selected as the best book in phenomenology from among books published over the previous three years in English, German, French and Spanish. The award is given annually and is the highest award that a work in this field can receive.

2. Positions and Professional Experience

2004-2006 Director, Graduate Programs in Philosophy The University at Stony Brook

1999-present Professor, Department of Philosophy The University at Stony Brook

3. Research and Teaching Abroad

Guest Professor, Peking University, Beijing, Peoples Republic of China

Guest Professor, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Gastprofessor, Philosophisches Seminar, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany

Publications 4.1. Book

The Other Husserl: The Horizons of Transcendental Phenomenology

(Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000), 496 pp.

Selected for Book Session, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Chicago, October 10, 2002.

Selected for Book Session, American Philosophical Association, Philadelphia, December 30, 2002.

Recipient of the Edward Goodwin Ballard Book Prize in Phenomenology for 2004. This book was selected as the best book in phenomenology from among books published over the past three years in English, German, French and Spanish. The award is given annually and is the highest award that a work in this field can receive.

Body & Flesh: a Philosophical Reader

4.2. Editions and Translations

Edmund Husserl: Critical Assessments, edited by Rudolf Bernet, Donn Welton and Gina Zavota, 5 vols. (New York: Routledge, 2005), 1777 pp.

Vol. 1: Circumscriptions: Classic Essays on Husserl’s Phenomenology. 385 pp.

Vol. 2: The Cutting Edge: Phenomenological Method, Philosophical Logic, Ontology and Philosophy of Science. 379 pp.

Vol. 3: The Nexus of Phenomena: Intentionality, Perception and Temporality. 370 pp.

Vol. 4: The Web of Meaning: Language, Noema and Subjectivity and. Intersubjectivity. 375 pp.

Vol. 5: Horizons: Life-world, Ethics, History and Metaphysics. 268 pp.

The New Husserl: A Critical Reader, edited by Donn Welton (Bloomington, Indiana, 2003), 334 pp.

4.3. Articles

“The Troubled Waters of Husserl’s Foundationalism,” Husserl

Studies (accepted), 40 pp. ms. “El mondo como horizonte transcendental,” La lámpara de

Diógenes, Vol. 7, nr. 12 & 13 (2006), 98-113.

Translation by Luis Ignacio Rogas of “World as Transcendental Horizon,” a revised version of “World as Horizon” Currently being translated into Chinese.

“Body and Machine,” Expanding Phenomenology: A Critical Companion to Ihde, ed. by Evan Selinger (New York: SUNY Press, 2005), 197-209

“Leib, Körper und Machinen,” Interdisziplinäre Phänomenologie, ed. by T. Ogawa and H. Kashiwa, Vol 1 (2004), 207-224. [German translation of 31.]

“World as Horizon,” The New Husserl, edited by. Donn Welton (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003), pp. 223-232. Japanese translation published 2004

“The Systematicity of Husserl’s Transcendental Philosophy,” The New Husserl, edited by. Donn Welton (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003), pp. 255-288.

Reprinted in Edmund Husserl: Critical Assessments, edited by Rudolf Bernet, Donn Welton and Gina Zavota, Vol. 2: The Cutting Edge: Phenomenological Method, Philosophical Logic, Ontology and Philosophy of Science (New York: Routledge, 2005), Pp. 140-176

“Discovering the New Husserl,” The New Husserl, edited by Donn Welton (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, forthcoming 2003), pp. xi-xv

“A Contribution to a Phenomenological Semantics,” Subjektivität- Verantwortung-Wahrheit: Neue Aspekte der Phänomenologie Edmund Husserls, edited by David Carr and Christian Lotz (Frankfurt/New York: Lang, 2002), 183-193.

“Zur Raumlichkeit des Bewusstseins,” Die erscheinende Welt: Festschrift für Klaus Held, edited by Heinrich Hüni and Peter Trawny (Berlin: Dunckere & Humblot, 2002), 623-650.

4.4. In Preparation

The Spatiality of Consciousness: A Prologue to a Theory of Incarnate Existence

Bodies of Flesh: The Dialectics of Desire

5. Lectures and Papers

“Toward a Semantics of the Symptom: The World of Frau D.” A lecture given at The 19th World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine, Quebec City, Canada, August 30, 2007

“Husserl and Time,” a colloquium given with Peter Manchester, Stony Brook University, April 19, 2007

“Disquieting Faces: Prosopagnosia and the Perception of Affects,” a lecture given at the conference “Broken Minds/Broken Bodies,” The University of Central Florida, February 10, 2006.

“Perception without Representations,” a lecture given at the conference “Mind, World and Intentionality: New Perspectives on the Internalism-Externalism Debate,” Copenhagen, Denmark, May 27, 2005.

“Disquieting Faces: Intercorporeality and the Genesis of the Ethical,” a keynote lectures at the 12th Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference, Kent State University, March 12, 2005

“Affectivity and Body: Prolegomena to a Theory of the Emotions,” presented to the Philosophy Department, Northwestern University, April 2, 2004.

“Toward a Semantics of the Symptom: The World of Frau D,” presented at the Symposium in Psychosomatic Medicine in Honor of Professor W. Schüffel, The University of Marburg, June 14, 2003.

“Just How Cartesian is the Cartesian Husserl: Reply to John Drummond and Steven Crowell,” Book Session on The Other Husserl, American Philosophical Association, Philadelphia, December 30, 2002.

“World as Horizon,” presented to the Philosophy Department, Doshisha University, Kyoto, October 17, 2002.

“Body and Machines,” presented to the Philosophy Department, Kyoto University, October 15, 2002, and to the First Korean- American Society for Phenomenology, Seoul National University, October 25, 2002.

“Genetic Analysis, Temporality and the Question of the World: A Reply to James Mensch and Richard Cobb-Steven,” Book Session on The Other Husserl, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, October 10, 2002

“Die Welt als Horizont,” presented to the Philosophy Department, Universität Köln, May 8, 2002, and presented in connection with the meeting of the Collegium Philosophiae Transatlanticum, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, May 10, 2002.

“Responses to Alia Alsaji and Gina Zavota,” Colloquium on Welton, The Other Husserl, Philosophy Department, The University at Stony Brook, March 13, 2002.


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