Towards a Red and Green Future? Marxism, Critical Theory, and Environmental Philosophy (Speakers: Paul Burkett (Indiana), Brett Clark (Utah), Deborah Cook (Windsor), Anna Peterson (Florida), John Sanbonmatsu (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Steven Vogel (Denison))
Global Ethics and Capitalism Rethinking Critical Theory (Speakers: Eduardo Mendieta (Stony Brook), Tony Smith (Iowa State University), Carol C. Gould (CUNY, Graduate Center), Commentators: Todd Hedrick (MSU), Russell Lucas (MSU), Richard Peterson (MSU)).
Technik und Verdinglichung. Perspektiven der Technik- und Sozialphilosophie im Anschluss an Heidegger und die Kritische Theorie; 15 speakers; BTU Cottbus (program, pdf)
Commodification, Technoculture, and the Human. Rethinking Technology (Speakers: Andrew Feenberg (Simon Frasier U), Donna Haraway (U of California, Santa Cruz), Paul Thompson (MSU)
Power, Conflict, and Commitment. Rethinking the Political (Speakers: Amy Allen (Dartmouth), Simon Critchley (New School), Robert Gooding-Williams (U of Chicago)
Intersubjectivity, Recognition, Otherness. Rethinking Intersubjectivity (Speakers: Hans Joas (Erfurt/Berlin), Robert R. Williams (Chicago), Bettina Bergo (U of Montreal)
Weekend Seminars and Graduate Student Workshops
I organized graduate seminar retreats in 2006, 2008, and 2010. These weekend seminars were reminders of what academic work is all about, namely, working together in philosophical friendship on one topic in peaceful settings.
2010: Adorno and Heidegger
from left to right (upper row): Terry Echterling, Matthew Johnson, Steven Schoonover, Esme Murdock, Corinne Painter (WCC), Dustin Byrd, Anna Malavisi, Mladjo Ivanovic, Andrew Woodson, (lower row) Lotz, Ivan Guajardo, Michael Brown
2008: Heidegger, Being and Time
from left to right (upper row, 4th): Gerard Kuperus (USF), Ivan Guajardo, Jennifer Caseldine-Bracht, John Wallace, Terry Echterling, Corinne Painter (WCC), Marjolein Oele (USF), 3rd: Carlos Melendez, Shannon Proctor, Steven Schoonover, 2nd: Michael Brown, Matthew Johnson, Sophie Vick, 1st: Joe Stramondo
2006: Intersubjectivity from Hegel to Levinas
Foucault Seminar in 2006
The Foucault seminar in 2006 turned out to be a wonderful experience for both me and students (what a surprise!). Check this page out for more. Here is the group during a visit to the alternate incarceration facility in South-East Michigan, a so called “boot camp”: