Faculty Publications

Gordon Bearn: Recent Publications


  • Life Drawing: A Deleuzean Aesthetics of Existence (Fordham University Press, 2013)

Articles, Chapters, Encyclopedia Entries

  • "Foucault, Boole, And Our Deleuzean Century"  Symbolizing Existence, volume 3, edited Vera Bühlmann in  Metalithikum, Birkhäuser Vienna/Basel, 2016.
  • "Inklings And Algebra: Beyond The Industrialized Humanities,"  New Writing Volume II edited by Matt Gasda Serpent Club Press 2015. 
  • "Bats? Again? William James, Consciousness, and Our Insipid Existence"  Journal of Speculative Philosophy 29.4 (2015).
  • "Pointlessness and the University of Beauty" in Richard Smith, editor, Philosophy of Education II: Major Themes in Education, Routledge 2014.
  •  “The Mechanism of Meaning: A Pedagogical Sketchbook.” Inflexions - A Journal for Research Creations 6, (January 2013): 250-266. http://www.inflexions.org/n6_bearn.html
  • "Sensual Schooling.  On the Aesthetic Education of Grownups." Stanley Cavell and the Education of Grownups. Fordham University Press, 2012.
  • “The Enormous Danger,” in Seeing Wittgenstein Anew, edited by William Day and Victor Krebs, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • “Not Pretty. Beautiful,” In Sensorium: art-aesthetics-philosophy, edited by Colman, F.J. et. al., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK, 2007.
  • “Differentiating Derrida and Deleuze,” Continental Philosophy Review (previously Man and World) 33, no. 4 (2000): 441-465.
  • “Staging Authenticity: A Critique of Cavell’s Modernism,” Philosophy and Literature 24, no. 2 (2000): 494-311.
  • “Pointlessness and the University of Beauty,” in Educating Lyotard, edited by Paul Standish and Pradeep Dhillon, Routledge 2000, pp. 230-268.
  • “Kitsch,” in The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, edited by Michael Kelly, Oxford University Press, 1998, pp. 65-70.
  • “Sounding Serious: Cavell and Derrida,” Representations 63 (1998): 65-92.
  • “Derrida Dry: Iterating Iterability Analytically,” Diacritics 25, no. 3 (1995): 3-25.
  • “The Possibility of Puns: A Defense of Derrida,” Philosophy and Literature 19, no. 2 (1995): 330-335.
  • “Wittgenstein and the Uncanny.” Soundings 76, no. 1 (1993): 29-58.
  • “The Formal Syntax of Modernism: Carnap and Le Corbusier,” British Journal of Aesthetics 32, no. 3 (1992): 227-241.
  • “Relativism as Reductio,” Mind 94, no. 375 (1985): 398-408.


Mark Bickhard: Recent Publications


  • Martin, J., Bickhard, M. H.  (2013).  The Psychology of Personhood:  Philosophical, Historical, Social-Developmental, and Narrative Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Paperback edition: (2014).

Chapters and Articles

  • Bickhard, M. H.  (2017).  How to Operationalize a Person.  New Ideas in Psychology, 44, 2-6.
  • Bickhard, M. H.  (2017).  The Emergence of Persons.  In Durt, C., Fuchs, T., Tewes, C.  (2017).  Embodiment, Enaction, and Culture.  (201-213).  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Bickhard, M. H.  (2016).  Metatheoretical Issues in Personality Psychology.  In Hal Miller (Ed.)  SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology.  (549-551).  London: Sage.
  • Bickhard, M. H.  (2016).  The Anticipatory Brain: Two Approaches.  In V. C. Müller  (Ed.)  (2016).  Fundamental Issues of Artificial Intelligence.  (259-281).  Switzerland: Springer.
  • Bickhard, M. H.  (2016).  Cognition and the Brain (abstract).  In Gershenson, C., Froese, T., Siqueiros, J. M., Aguilar, W., Isquierdo, E. J., Sayama, H.  Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2016, Cancun, Mexico, 6 July 2016, pg. 17.  Cambridge, MA: MIT press.
  • Bickhard, M. H.  (2016).  Inter- and En- Activism: Some thoughts and comparisons.  New Ideas in Psychology, 41, 23-32.
  • Bickhard, M. H.  (2016).  Probabilities over What?  Human Development, 59, 34-36.        DOI: 10.1159/000447026
  • Allen, J. W. P., Bickhard, M. H.  (2016).  Emergence, Action, and Representation.  IEEE, CIS, CDS Newsletter: The Newsletter of the Technical Committee on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 13(1), 15-16.
  • Bickhard, M. H. (2015). Toward a Model of Functional Brain Processes II: Central Nervous System Functional Macro-architecture. Axiomathes. DOI 10.1007/s10516-015-9276-9
  • Bickhard, M. H. (2015). Toward a Model of Functional Brain Processes I: Central Nervous System Functional Micro-architecture. Axiomathes. DOI 10.1007/s10516-015-9275-x
  • Bickhard, M. H. (2015). The Social-Interactive Ontology of Language. Ecological Psychology, 27(3), 265-277. DOI: 10.1080/10407413.2015.1068656Bickhard, M. H. (2015). The Metaphysics of Emergence. Kairos, 12, 7-25
  • Bickhard, M. H. (2014). What Could Cognition Be, If not Computation … or Connectionism, or Dynamic Systems? Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 35(1), 53-66. DOI -10.1037/a0038059
  • Bickhard, M. H. (2013). Action, Anticipation, and Construction: The Cognitive Core. Constructivist Foundations, 9(1), http://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/journal/9/1
  • Bickhard, M. H. (2013). The Creativity of Development and the Development of Creativity. Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium Technical Report SS-13-02: Cognitive Development: A Perspective from Artificial Creativity,Developmental AI, and Robotics. Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Palo Alto, California: AAAI Press
  • Allen, J. W. P., Bickhard, M. H. (2013). Beyond Principles and Programs: An Action Framework for Modeling Development. Human Development, 56, 171-177.
  • Allen, J. W. P., Bickhard, M. H. (2013). The Pendulum Still Swings. Cognitive Development, 28, 164-174
  • Allen, J. W. P., Bickhard, M. H. (2013). Stepping Off The Pendulum: Why Only an Action-Based Approach Can Transcend the Nativist-Empiricist Debate. Cognitive Development 28, 96-133
  • With Allen, Jedediah WP. Poster: “Anticipation as an Alternative Perspective for Understanding Imitation Activity,” CEU Budapest Conference on Cognitive Development, 2011.
  • With Ziemke, T. “Cognitive Robotics: Introduction to the Special Issue,” New Ideas in Psychology (2011).(DOI:10.1016/j.newideapsych.2011.02.002)
  • “Does Process Matter? An Introduction to the Special Issue on Interactivism,” Axiomathes 21 (2011): 1–2. (DOI 10.1007/s10516-010-9124-x)
  • “Some Consequences (and Enablings) of Process Metaphysics,” Axiomathes, 21 (2011): 3–32. (DOI 10.1007/s10516-010-9130-z)
  • With Campbell, R. J. “Physicalism, Emergence and Downward Causation,” Axiomathes, 21 (2011): 33-56. (DOI: 10.1007/s10516-010-9128-6)
  • “Is Normativity Natural?” in Beyond Description: Normativity in Naturalised Philosophy, edited by M. Milkowski and K. Talmont-Kaminski, College Publications, London, 2010, pp. 14–30.
  • “Interactive Knowing: The Metaphysics of Intentionality,” in Theory and Applications of Ontology: Philosophical Perspectives, edited by R. Poli and J. Seibt, Springer, 2010, pp. 207–229.
  • “Interactivism: A Manifesto,” New Ideas in Psychology 27 (2009): 85–95. (DOI 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2008.05.001)
  • “The Biological Foundations of Cognitive Science,” New Ideas in Psychology 27 (2009): 75–84. (DOI 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2008.04.001)
  • “Interactivism: Introduction to the Special Issue,” Synthese 166 (2009): 449–451. (DOI 10.1007/s11229-008-9371-1)
  • “The Interactivist Model,” Synthese 166 (2009): 547–591 (DOI 10.1007/s11229-008-9375-x)
  • “Emergence: Process Organization, not Particle Configuration,” Cybernetics and Human Knowing 15 (2009): 57–63.
  • “Some Remarks on Process Metaphysics and Representation,” Cybernetics and Human Knowing 15 (2009): 71–74.
  • “Interactivism,” in The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology, edited by J. Symons and P. Calvo, Routledge, London, 2009, pp. 346–359
  • “Are You Social? The Ontological and Developmental Emergence of the Person,” in Social Life and Social Knowledge, edited by U. Müller, J. I. M. Carpendale, N. Budwig, and B. Sokol, Taylor & Francis, New York, 2009, pp. 17–42.
  • “Issues in Process Metaphysics,” Ecological Psychology 20 (2008): 252–256
  • “Social Ontology as Convention,” Topoi, 27 (2008): 139–149.
  • “Is Embodiment Necessary?” in Handbook of Cognitive Science: An Embodied Approach, edited by P. Calvo and T. Gomila, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2008, pp. 29–40.


Ricki Bliss: Publications


  • Bliss R and Priest G (eds), Reality and its Structure: Essays in Fundamentality (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Book Chapters

  • Bliss, R and Priest G., ‘The Geography of Fundamentality: An Overview’, in Reality and its Structure: Essays in Fundamentality
  • Bliss, R., ‘Grounding and Reflexivity’, in Reality and its Structure: Essays in Fundamentality
  • Bliss, R and Priest G., ‘Metaphysical Dependence and Reality: East and West’, in Buddhist Philosophy: A Comparative Survey, Steven Emmanuel (ed) (Basil Blackwell, forthcoming
  • Bliss, R., ‘On Being Humean about the Emptiness of Causation’, in The Moon Points Back, Yasuo Deguchi, Jay Garfield, Graham Priest, Koji Tanaka (eds), Oxford University Press (2015)


  • Bliss R., ‘Viciousness and Circles of Ground’, Metaphilosophy, vol. 45, no.2 (2014).
  • Bliss R and Trogdon K., ‘Metaphysical Grounding’ The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N Zalta (ed) (2015).
  • Bliss R., ‘Viciousness and the Structure of Reality’, Philosophical Studies, vol.166, no.2 (2013).


  • Review of Tyron Goldschmidt (ed), The Puzzle of Existence:: Why is there Something Rather Than Nothing? in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2013).
  • Review of Fabrice Correia and Benjamin Schnieder, Metaphysical Grounding: Understanding the Structure of Reality in The Philosophical Review (2015)
  • Review of Mark Jago, Reality-Making for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2016)


Robin Dillon: Recent Publications

 Journal issue

"Criticism and Compassion: The Ethics and Politics of Claudia Card," ed. Robin S. Dillon and Armen Marsoobian; special issue of Metaphilosophy, October 2016.

Selected Articles
  • “Feminist Approaches to Virtue Ethics,” (forthcoming) Oxford Handbook of Virtue, ed. Nancy Snow (Oxford University Press
  • “Feminist Virtue Ethics,” (2017), in Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy, ed. Ann Garry, Serene Khader and Alison Stone (Routledge)
  • “Self-Respect and Humility in Kant and Hill,” (2015) in Reason, Value, and Respect: Kantian Themes from the Philosophy of Thomas E. Hill, Jr., ed. Mark Timmons and Robert Johnson (Oxford University Press), pp. 42-69.
  • “Arrogance,” (2013) International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. Hugh LaFollette (Wiley-Blackwell), print and online
  • “Self-Respect and Self-Esteem,” (2013) International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. Hugh LaFollette (Wiley Blackwell), print and online
  • “Critical Character Theory: Toward a Feminist Theory of ‘Vice’” (2012) in Out From the Shadow, ed. Sharon Crasnow and Anita Superson (Oxford University Press)
  •  “Strategizing Changes in the Cultural and Ideology of Philosophy,” (2009) APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy 9, no.1
  • “Respect for Persons, Identity, and Information Technology,” (2010) Ethics and Information Technology 12,1 (published online April 2009) DOI 10.1007/s10676-009-9188-8)
  • "Respect: A Philosophical Perspective," (2007) Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung 38, : 201-212
  • "Arrogance, Self-Respect and Personhood," (2007) Journal of Consciousness Studies 14: 101-126
  • “Respect and Self-Respect,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Edward Zalta, <http://plato.stanford.edu>; 2003; revised 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013); 22,000+ words, 370 references (40 pgs)


Roslyn Weiss: Recent Publications


  • Hasdai Crescas’s ‘Or Adonai’, translation, with introduction, notes, and commentary. Oxford: Oxford University Press, expected 2017.
  • Philosophers in the ‘Republic’: Plato’s Two Paradigms. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012.
  • The Socratic Paradox and Its Enemies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006; paperback, 2008.

Articles and Book Chapters:

  • “God as Knower of Good and Evil,” in Festschrift for Ronna Burger, ed. Evanthia Speliotis, South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press (2018), forthcoming.
  • “Is the Just Man a Bad Man?” in The Platonic Mind, ed. Vasilis Politis and Peter Larsen, London: Routledge (2018), forthcoming.
  •  “Free to Care: Socrates’ Political Engagement,” in Returning to Shadows: Essays on the Question of Motive in Plato’s Political Philosophy, ed. Paul Diduch and Michael Harding, London: Palgrave Macmillan (2018), forthcoming.
  • “Pity or Pardon: Plato, Xenophon, and Aristotle on the Appropriate Response to Intentional Wrongdoing,” in Plato and Xenophon: Comparative Studies, ed. Gabriel Danzig, David Johnson, and Donald Morrison, Leiden: Brill (2017), forthcoming.
  • “Maimonides on Perfecting Perfection,” Harvard Theological Review (2017), forthcoming.
  • “The Hero and the Saint: Sophocles’ Antigone and Plato’s Socrates,” in Logoi and Muthoi, ed. William Wians, Albany: SUNY Press (2017), forthcoming
  • “Waiting for Godo…and Godan: Completing Rowe’s Critique of the Ontological Argument,” European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 8 (2016), forthcoming.
  • “Split Personalities in the Symposium and the Bible: Aristophanes’ Speech and the Myth of Adam and Eve,” Plato: Symposium, Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag (2016), forthcoming.
  • “The Hero and the Saint: Sophocles’ Antigone and Plato’s Socrates,” in Logoi and Muthoi, ed. William Wians, Albany: SUNY Press, forthcoming.
  •  “Loving One’s Enemies: The Softer Side of Esotericism,” Perspectives on Political Science 44 (2015), 187-92.
  • “Comment on Seeskin and Kreisel re: Maimonides on Creation,” Jewish Philosophy: Perspectives and Retrospectives. Edited by Raphael Jospe and Dov Schwartz. Boston: Academic Studies Press (2012), 200-214.
  •  “Are the Rulers of Rep. 7 Philosophic?,” In Dialogues on Plato’s Politeia (Republic): Selected Papers from the Ninth International Symposium Platonicum,. Edited by Noburu Notomi and Luc Brisson. Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag (2013): 278-82.
  • Euthyphro,” in A Companion to Plato, ed. Gerald Press, Continuum Press (2012), 55-56.
  • Meno,” in A Companion to Plato, ed. Gerald Press, Continuum Press (2012), 72-74.
  •  “The Unjust Philosophers of Rep. VII,” Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 27 (2011): 65-94; 102-103.
  • “Creation as Parable in Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed,” Interpretation 37 (2010): 259-79. 
  • “Four Parables about Peshat as Parable,” Journal of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (2008): 3-19. (First published in The Legacy of Maimonides: Religion, Reason and Community. Edited by S. Carmy and Y. Levy. New York: Yashar Books [2006]: 111-26.)


Aladdin Yaqub: Recent Publications


  • An Introduction to Metalogic, Broadview Press, 2015.
  • Al-Ghazālī’s Moderation in Belief (Al-Iqtiṣād fī al-Iʿtiqād), Translation with an Interpretive Essay and Notes, The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
  • An Introduction to Logical Theory, Broadview Press, 2013.


Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Al-Ghazālī’s View on Causality,” in Occasionalism Revisited: New Essays from the Islamic and Western Philosophical Traditions, edited by Nazif Muhtaroglu, Kalam Research and Media, 2017, pp. 22–40.
  • “Mental Types: The Basic Arguments,” Review of Contemporary Philosophy 12 (2013): 11–29.
  • “On the Problem of the Intellective Soul in Aristotle,” Analysis and Metaphysics 11 (2012): 14–29.
  • “Al-Ghazālī’s Ethical Egoism and Divine Will,” in Monotheism and Ethics: Historical and Contemporary Intersections among Judaism, Christianity and Islam, edited by Y. Tzvi Langermann, Brill, 2012, pp. 163–196.
  • “The Virtue of Open-Mindedness,” Philosophy Study 2 (2012): 35–42.
  • “Al-Ghazālī’s Philosophers on the Divine Unity,” Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 20 (2010): 281–306.
  • “Two Types of Deflationism,” Synthese 165 (2008): 77–106