Papers & Lectures

since 2015

“What is the Object of Capital, and Why is it a Critique?,” conference, Marx’s Critique of Political Economy and the Global Crisis Today. On the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Karl Marx’s Capital, April 2017, Hofstra University

“Philosophical Elements of a Theory of Society. Adorno between Kant and Marx,” invited, Association for Adorno Studies, March 2017, Duke University

“Value as Social Form. Marx, Lukacs, Simmel” Radical Philosophy Association, November 2016, University of Kentucky, Lexington/KY

“Property and Conscience in Hegel. Critical Remarks on Shannon Hoff’s The Laws of the Spirit. A Hegelian Theory of Justice,” SPEP, October 2016, Utah Valley University

“Grading in the Neoliberal University,” Regional Teaching Conference, September 2016, Eastern Michigan University

“The Culture Industry Revisited,” Social Theory Consortium, June 2016, Iowa State University

“Bertolt Brecht’s Kriegsfibel. Realism Reconsidered,” invited, 3rd Workshop New Directions in Critical Theory, June 2016, Iowa State University

“The Culture Industry. A Fresh Look at an old Concept,” Historical Materialism Conference, York University, May 2016, Toronto/Canada

“Private Property and Class Struggle,” MSU Philosophy Club, November 2015

“Left Thatcherism,” SPEP, October 2015, Atlanta

“Critical Realism? Burtynski, Sekula, Lukacs,and the Film Essay” invited, 4th Symposium in New Directions in Critical Theory, May 2015, Iowa State University

“Remarks on Adorno’s Marxism,” Historical Materialism Conference, New York City, April 2015 (audio here; fast forward to 33:45)

2014-2010

“Society Does Not Exist? A Critique of Recent Post-Marxism.,” Radical Philosophy Association, November 2014, Stony Brook/NY

“Class Oppression and Political Apathy,” MSU Philosophy Club, November 2014

“Critical Theory of Society and Social Ontology in the Light of Recent Post-Marxism(s),” invited, workshop, New Directions in Critical Theory, June 2014, Iowa State University

“Society Does Not Exist? A Critique of Neo-Idealisms in Recent Post-Marxism,” Historical Materialism Conference, May 2014, Toronto/Canada

Panelist, panel on the corporatization of the university and the exploitation of graduate student and non-tenured faculty labor, organized by MSU Students United, Graduate Employee Union and the Union of Non-Tenure-Track Faculty, Michigan State University, March 2014, East Lansing

“Inequality: How Much Is Too Much?,” First Philosophy Town Hall Meeting, Public Library, February 2014, East Lansing

“Sensuality, Materiality, Painting. What is wrong with Jaspers’ and Heidegger’s van Gogh interpretations?,” Karl-Jaspers Society, Central APA, February 2014, Chicago

“Autonomy of the Political? Marx through Poulantzas, Badiou, and Negri,” Conference of the Canadian Society or Continental Philosophy, October 2013, Toronto/Canada

“Causality Form or Commodity Form? Heidegger or Marx?,” SPEP, October 2013, Eugene (audio here also available on soundcloud)

“Malerei, Photographie und Denken im Werk Gerhard Richters,” invited, University of Magdeburg, May 2013, Magdeburg/Germany

“What Constitutes Society?,” MSU Philosophy Club, Michigan State University, February 2013, East Lansing

“Capitalist Schematization. Abstraction, Exchange, and Objecthood in Adorno,” SPEP, November 2012, Rochester/NY (audio herealso available on soundcloud)

“Radicality as a Political Concept in the Early Marx (1843),” panel on the idea of radicality in Marxism(s), Radical Philosophy Association, October 2012, Buffalo/NY

“’The Transcendental Force of Money’ ” Historical Materialism Conference, York University, May 2012, Toronto/Canada

“The Work of Art,” MSU Philosophy Club, Michigan State University, April 2012, East Lansing

“Do we need a new critique of political economy?,” Pacific Association of Continental Philosophy, October 2011, Seattle

“Adorno, Heidegger, und die Schematisierung der Welt,” University of Paderborn, July 2011, Paderborn/Germany, invited

“Entweltlichung oder Verdinglichung? Das Ding und die Einbildungskraft bei Heidegger und Adorno,” workshop on reification and technology, July 2011, Cottbus/Germany

“Marx and Ontology. Reification in Heidegger,” Conference of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology, April 2011, Reykjavík/Iceland

“Die Konstitution des Bildes und die Frage nach der Kunst. Ein kritischer Blick auf Husserl,” University of Cologne, April 2011, Köln/Germany, invited (audio here)

“Heidegger and Nazism,” remarks and panel on Only a God can save us (US, 2009, film by Jeffrey van Davies), Michigan State University, March 2011

“How to Listen With Your Eyes. On Seeing, Reading, and Images,” Research Centre for European Philosophy and Creativity at King’s University College, January 2011, London/Ontario, invited (audio here)

“Manufacturing Consent in Times of War,” Presentation and Panel Discussion, Democratization of Information: Power, Peril and Promise, Conference of the international Honor Society for Community Colleges, November 2010, Ann Arbor, invited

“The Poetic Voice. Adorno versus Gadamer,” Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition, October 2010, University of San Francisco

“In Defense of Adorno,” Panel on Popular Culture, April 2010, Michigan State University (audio here)

“Hermeneutics, Formalism, and the Poetics of Paul Celan,” Faculty Works in Progress Series, April 2010, Michigan State University

2009-2005

“Formal Indication and the Problem of Radical Philosophy in Heidegger. A Response to Leslie A. MacAvoy,” SPEP, October 2009, Georg-Mason University

“The Loss of the Everyday. On Celan’s Poetics,” Canadian Society of Continental Philosophy, October 2009, Kings College, Canada

“The Limited Ego: Husserl between Fichte and Levinas,” Keynote, Latin-American Circle of Phenomenology, September 2009, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Morelia, Mexico, invited [canceled]

“Poetry as Anti-Discourse,” April 2009, Grand Valley State University, invited

“Delirium or Order? A Critique of Deleuze’s Philosophy of Painting,” December 2008, APA Eastern

“Painting as Thinking. Hope, Death and Memory in Gerhard Richter’s Paintings 18th October 1977,” November 2008, Radical Philosophy Association, San Francisco State University

“Delirium or Order? A Critique of Deleuze’s Philosophy of Painting,” October 2008, SPEP, Duquesne University

“The Photographic Attitude. From Barthes to Husserl and Back,” June 2008, Husserl Circle Meeting, Marquette University

“Gadamer on Images,” November 2007, SPEP, Chicago

“The Event of the Image. Gerhard Richter, Painting, and Philosophy,” October 2007, University of San Francisco, invited

“Derrida on Hospitality,” September 2007, Philosophy and Film Series, Michigan State University

“Hermeneutics of Image-Formations. Gadamer, Boehm, Imdahl,” September 2007, North-American Society for Hermeneutics, Villanova University

“The Intersubjective ‘I.” Fichte versus Levinas,” April 2007, Nordic Society for Phenomenology, University of Copenhagen

“Conscience and Resistance,” March 2007, Faculty Key Note Address, Graduate Student Conference, Michigan State University, invited

“Participation and Articulation. Gadamer and the Hermeneutics of the Image,” February 2007, Society for Phenomenology and the Media, San Diego

“Plastic Perception and Bildliches Sehen,” June 2006, Husserl-Circle Conference, Wellesley College.

“Self-Assurance. Ontology of the Self in Fichte and Heidegger,” March 2006, North-American Fichte Society, University of Vienna

“The Pigeon Within Us All? On Danto, Perception, and the Historicity of the Eye,” December 2005, Michigan State University, Philosophy Department Colloquium

“The Idea of Phenomenology,” November 2005, Philosophy Club, Michigan State University

“Trusting a Person versus Being a Trusting Person. A Response to Anthony Steinbock,” October 2005, SPEP, Salt Lake City

“Husserl and Kant. A Response to Abe Stone,” June 2005, Husserl Circle Meeting, Dublin

“The Riddle of the Visible. Art as Philosophy,” May 2005, public lecture, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, invited

“Justice in Derrida,” April 2005, Roundtable Discussion with Hugh Silverman, 2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference in Cultural and Literary Studies, Emporia State University, invited

“Who am I? Hermeneutics of the Self between Life, Narration, and the Other,” February 2005, Michigan State University

“The Madness of Reason: Morality and Forgiveness,” February 2005, Kansas Philosophical Society

“Idem and Ipse Identity,” January 2005, KU Philosophy Department Colloquium

2004-2002

“Existential Architecture, Perception, and Materiality,” August 2004, School of Architecture, University of Kansas, invited

“Husserl and Derrida on Memory,” June 2004, Husserl Circle Meeting, Washington, D.C.

“Morality and Forgiveness. Kant and Derrida,” January 2004, Marquette University, Milwaukee

“Recollection, Mourning and the Absolute Past: On Husserl, Freud and Derrida,” January 2004, KU Philosophy Department Colloquium

“’For Us Man Himself is Mutually of no Value’: On Kant and Marx,” December 2003, Emporia State University

“Fichte’s Conception of Faith,” November 2003: meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society, Memphis

“Background Awareness, the Practical Body and the Constitution of Oriented Space,” November 2003: SPEP, Boston

“Faith, Morality, Conscience. On Fichte and Heidegger,” May 2003: Philosophy Club Conference, Seattle University

“Non-epistemic Self-Understanding. On some Aspects of Heidegger’s Interpretation of Kant’s Philosophy,” January 2003: University of Kansas

“Merleau-Ponty and the Paradox of Expression. A Response,” October 2002: Northwest Philosophy Conference, Portland

“Phenomenology of Emotions, Feelings and Values,” October 2002: northwest Philosophy Conference, Portland

“Husserl’s noema and the Internalism-Externalism Debate. A Response,” October 2002: SPEP, Chicago

“Adulterating Coinage. On Diogenes and Anthropology,” May 2002: Philosophy Club Conference, Seattle

“Play, Desire, Couriosity. An Anthropological Critique of Heidegger’s Reductions in ‘Being and Time’,” January 2002: CPT Conference, Atlanta

2001-1999

“Der Doktor und das liebe Vieh. Husserl und das Problem der Tiere, (Husserl and the problem of animals),” October 2001: Second International Husserl conference, Cologne

“The Lacking Subject. Some Remarks on the Phenomenon of Longing.” Axer-Fellowship Lecture, May 2001: Seattle University, invited

“Changing our Past? Remembering and Renewal in Husserl’s Phenomenology,” February 2001: the Husserl Circle, Bloomington,

“Das schwache Subjekt. Über Verzeihung als erinnerndes Vergessen. (The weak subject. On forgiving and forgetting),” January 2001: University of Marburg

“Phantastisches oder phantasiertes Subjekt? Konstruktion und Anschauung bei Husserl im Ausgang von Fichte. (Construction and intuition in Husserl and Fichte),” January 2001: Workshop of the Collegium Philosophiae Transatlanticum “Zwei Wege zum Subjekt? Fichte and Husserl”, Marburg

“Wiedererinnern, Versprechen und Verzeihen. (Recollection, Promising and Forgiving),” February 2000: Collegium Philosophiae Transatlanticum, Marburg

“Nichtkönnen. Überlegungen zu Affektion und Wert im Anschluß an Husserl. (Considerations on affection and value in Husserl),” March 2000: Conference of the Gesellschaft für Philosophie und Wissenschaften der Psyche und der Deutschen Gesellschaft für anthropologische und daseinsanalytische Medizin”, Berlin

“Achtung oder Angst? Zu Heideggers Auslegung von Kants Begriff der Achtung als Be-findlichkeit. (On Heidegger’s interpretation of Kant’s notion of respect),” March 2000: International Kant-Kongreß, Berlin

“Verzeihen und Versprechen. Zur ethischen Konstitution der Subjektivität. (Forgiving and promising. On the ethical constitution of subjectivity),” May 2000: Conference of the “Philosophical Society of Switzerland”, Mendrisio, Italy

“Praktische nähe und Ferne bei Husserl und Heidegger. (Practical nearness and distance in Husserl and Heidegger),” May 2000: national Workshop of the Collegium Phi-losophiae Transatlanticum, Marburg

“Mitmachen. Anmerkungen zur Phänomenologie konkreter Intersubjektivität bei Husserl. (Remarks on the phenomenology of intersubjectivity in Husserl),” June 2000: Aus-trian Philosophical Conference, Linz

“Die Wiederholung. Zur Frage nach der Unverfügbarkeit der subjektiven Geschichte bei Husserl. (The repetition. On the question of unavailability of the personal history in Husserl),” September 2000: Conference of the German Society of Phenomenological Research, Freiburg, reviewed

’I cannot throw away my hand’. On the Phenomenology of Practical Subjectivity and Practical Intentionality in Husserl and Heidegger,” September 1999: the first an-nual meeting of the Collegium Philosophiae Transatlanticum “Is the Subject still dead?”, Stony Brook NY

“Sehnsüchtiges Sein. Fichte und Husserl über Affektion, Gefühl und Streben. (Fichte and Husserl on affection, feeling and striving),” October 2000: International Conference of the Fichte Society, Berlin

“Von Brüchen und Zusammenbrüchen. Husserls Bestimmung der Ungewißheit als konstitutives Moment der Erfahrung. (Husserl’s notion of uncertainty),” October 1999: the XVIII. German Conference for Philosophy, Konstanz

“Störungen? Husserl und Heidegger über negation und Erfahrungshemmung. (Husserl and Heidegger on negation and inhibition),” October 1999: the Husserl Conference, Köln