St. Augustine Center 184
Walter Brogan is a member of the Philosophy
Department at Villanova University since 1986.
Dr. Brogan has been a member of the
executive committee of the Eastern American Philosophical Association. editor of Epoché, co-director of SPEP, director of the
Collegium Phaenomenologicum, and
co-founder of the Ancient Philosophy Society. He specializes in
ancient Greek philosophy and contemporary continental philosophy.
Ph.D. Philosophy Duquesne University 1981
M.A. Philosophy Northern Illinois Univ. 1973
B.A. French Catholic University 1968
Goethe Institute, Germany 1976
Greek Institute, New York 1990
1986-pres Villanova University Professor Philosophy
2016-pres College of Fellows, Western Sydney University
1983-1986 Loyola University New Orleans Associate Philosophy
1980-1982 Universität Mannheim, Germany Lektor English
1978-1980 University of Maryland Overseas Instructor Philosophy
Heidegger and Aristotle: The Twofoldness of Being, SUNY Press, 2005
II. Edited Volumes
Thinking in Action: Rethinking the Tradition and the Turn to new Beginnings, Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Volume 27, edited by Walter Brogan and Margaret Simons, Philosophy Today, Volume 45, 2001
Philosophy in Body Culture Time, Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Volume 26, edited by Walter Brogan and Margaret Simons, Philosophy Today, Volume 44, 2000
American Continental Philosophy: A Reader, edited by Walter Brogan and James Risser, Indiana University Press, 2000 .
Extending the Horizons of Continental Philosophy, Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Volume 25, edited by Linda Alcoff and Walter Brogan, Philosophy Today, Volume 43, 1999
Martin Heidegger, Aristotle's Metaphysics IX, 1-3: On the Essence and Actuality of Force, translated by Walter Brogan and Peter Warnek, Indiana University Press, 1994.
and the Politics of Life," in The Animal with Logos: Aristotle on Human
Nature, ed. G. Kirk and J. Arel, University of Toronto Press,
“Life and Art: Towards a Politics of Genesis and Creation,” in Philosophy Today, 2017
Phaedo: Impossible Memory in the Wake of Socrates,” in A Companion to
Ancient Philosophy, eds. S. Kirkland and E. Sanday, Northwestern
University Press, 2017
Politics of Time: On the Relationship of Sovereignty and Law in Plato’s
Statesman,” in Plato's Statesman: Dialectic, Myth, and Politics, SUNY
“Socrates the Doxologist: Sean Kirkland’s Reading of Plato’s Early Dialogues,” Research in Phenomenology, 46: 1, 2016.
Representation: The Politics of the Image in the Work of Jean-Luc
Nancy,” Internationales Jahrbuch fϋr Hermeneutik, 2014.
Risser’s Contemporary Hermeneutics: The Way-Making Community of Those
Who Are Strange,” Philosophy Today, Vol. 58 #1, Winter 2014.
"Listening to the Silence: Reticence and the Call of Conscience in Heidegger's Philosophy," in Heidegger and Language, ed. J. Powell, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. Trans. into Russian by Tatiana Shchyttsova, in Festschrift for Anatoli Mikhailov, president of European Humanities University, Vilnius.
"The Middle Voice of Charles Scott: The Intimacy of Attentiveness and the Life of Wonder," Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, fall 2012
"The Hermeneutic Circle Is Broken: On the Circulation of Being in Jean-Luc Nancy's Hermeneutic Philosophy,” Internationales Jahrbuch für Hermeneutik, 2011
"The Voices That I Am," Mosaic, March 2011.
"The Parting of Being: On Creation and Sharing in Nancy's Political Ontology, Research in Phenomenology, fall 2010.
"David Farrell Krell: the Impossible Voicing of Philosophy's Double,” Philosophy Today, SPEP Supplement Issue, summer 2010.
"On Giorgio Agamben's Naked Life: The State of Exception and the Law of the Sovereign," in Bare Lives: A Philosophical Companion to Giorgio Agamben, special issue of Epoche: A Jounal for the History of Philosophy, edited by Alejandro Vallega, forthcoming, fall 2011.
"Broken Words: Maurice Blanchot and the Impossibility of Writing," Comparative Continental Philosophy, Nov. 2009.
"Generosity and Reserve: The Choric Space of the Good in Plato's Philosophy,” Epoché: Journal for the History of Philosophy, Spring, 2009.
"Figuring and Disfiguring Socrates: Gadamer and the Relationship of Text and Image in Plato's Philosophy," Philosophy Today, 2008.
"Passion and the Secret Gift of the Derridean Community," in Quinta Essentia, Georgia Philosophy Series, Luxor Press, 2007.
"Double Archė: Heidegger's Reading of Aristotle's Kinetic Ontology,” in Angelaki, 2007
"Die Frage nach der Zeit in Heideggers' Aristoteles-Interpretation. Auf dem Weg zu Sein und Zeit,” Heidegger-Jahrbuch III, Verlag-Albert, 2006
"Aristoteles’ doppelte arche: physis und kinesis,” in Schriften der Martin-Heidegger Gesellschaft: Heidegger und die Griechen, Band 8, Vittorio Klostermann Verlag, Frankfurt a.M, forthcoming (German trans. of “Double Arché: Heidegger’s Reading of Aristotle’s Kinetic Ontology”), 2006
"The Intractable Interrelationship of Physis and Techne in Heidegger's Philosophy,” in Heidegger and the Greeks, Indiana Univ. Press, 2005
"Beyond Logos: Naming Difference in Plato's Theaetetus in Internationales Jahrbuch für Hermeneutik, 2005.
"At the Limits of Philosophy: John Sallis' Force of Imagination," Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 2004.
"Gadamer's Praise of Theory: Aristotle's Friend and the Reciprocity Between Theory and Practice," Research in Phenomenology XXXII, 2002
"The Community of Those Who are Going to Die," in Heidegger and Practical Philosophy, ed. By D. Pettigrew and F. Raffoul, SUNY Press, 2002. (reprinted in Russian in Topos, forthcoming).
"Thinking with Pain", a full review article on Miguel de Beistegui's Heidegger and the Political, Research in Phenomenology XXX, 2000.
"Da-sein and the Leap of Being" in A Companion to Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy, ed. Scott and Schoenbohm, Penn State Press, 2000
"Heidegger and Aristotle: Dasein and the Question of Practical Life." This article (reprint from Crisis in Continental Philosophy, 1990) has appeared in Topos #1, Center for Philosophical and Cultural Studies, European Humanities University, Minsk, Belarus, 2000. This article has also been translated into Georgian and appears in Apra n. 6, 1998.
"An Interview with Dr. Walter A. Brogan: The Future of Phenomenology" published in Topos #1, Minsk, Belarus, 2000.
"Heidegger's Reading of Aristotle on the Privative Character of Force and the Twofoldness of Being" in Interrogating the Tradition, SUNY, 1999.
"Socrates' Tragic Speech: Divine Madness and the Place of Rhetoric in Philosophy," in Retracing the Platonic Text, ed. Charles Scott and John Sallis, Northwestern University Press, 2000.
"Virtue-Based Education: The Missing Dimension in The Educational Reform Movement," by Bernard Brogan and Walter Brogan, Educational Forum, summer issue, 1999.
"Heraclitus, Philosopher of the Sign," in The PreSocratics After Heidegger, ed. by D. Jacobs, SUNY Press, May 1999.
"Plato's Dialectical Soul: Heidegger on Plato's Ambiguous Relationship to Rhetoric," Research in Phenomenology, XXVII 1997
"The Socratic Method: A Philosophical Assessment of Outcome-Based Education, coauthored with Bernard Brogan, Educational Forum, 1995.
"Twisting out of Metaphysics" in John Sallis and the Path of Archaic Thinking, SUNY Press, 1995.
"Heidegger's Aristotelian Reading of Plato: The Discovery of the Philosopher," in Research in Phenomenology, XXV, 1995.
"The Place of Aristotle in the Development of Heidegger's Phenomenology" in Reading Heidegger from the Start, ed. by Ted Kisiel, SUNY, 1994.
"The Tragic Figure of the Last Philosopher" in Research in Phenomenology, Volume XXIV, 1994.
"Haunting Resonances at the Threshold of Contemporary Philosophy," in Research in Phenomenology, Volume XXII , 1993.
"Is Plato's Drama the Death of Tragedy?" in International Studies in Philosophy, summer 1991.
"The Decentered Self: Nietzsche's Transgression of Metaphysical Subjectivity" Southern Journal of Philosophy, 1991.
"Response to Robert Bernasconi's `Heidegger, Aristotle and the Question of Praxis'" Southern Journal of Philosophy Vol. XXVIII, 1989.
"Plato's Pharmakon: Between Two Repetitions" in Continental Philosophy, 1989.
"Heidegger and Aristotle: Dasein and the Question of Practical Life," Crises in Continental Philosophy, SUNY Press, 1989
"The Central Significance of Suffering in Nietzsche's Thought," in International Studies in Philosophy, 1988.
"Heidegger's `Searching Suggestion' Concerning Nietzsche" The Collegium Phaenomenologicum: First Ten Years, the Hague: Nijhoff, 1988.
"The Original Difference" in Derrida and Differance, Warwick Series in Continental Philosophy, ed. by Robert Bernasconi and David Wood, Parousia Press, 1985. Reprinted by Northwestern Univ. Press, 1988.
"Remembrance of Heidegger," a review article on The Question of Language in Heidegger's History of Being, by Robert Bernasconi in Research in Phenomenology, Vol. XVI, 1986.
A translation of Walter Biemel's "The Meaning of Hölderlin for Heidegger" in Heidegger Conference Proceedings, New Orleans, 1985.
"Heidegger's Interpretation of Aristotle: The Finitude of Being,"Research in Phenomenology, 1984.
"Is Aristotle a Metaphysician?" in Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 1984.
"The Battle Between Art and Truth: A Reconsideration" in Philosophy Today, Vol. 28, 4, 1984.
“Derrida on Democracy and the Politics of Sovereignty,” SPEP meeting at American Philosophical Association, January 2017
“Derrida on Autoimmunity and Democracy to Come,” Australian Society for Continental Philosophy, Melbourne, December 2016
Homesickness and Fear of the Other: Derrida’s Deconstructive Reading of
the Human-Animal Divide in Heidegger’s Philosophy,” College of Fellows
inaugural lecture, Western Sydney University, November 2016
The Beast and the Sovereign: Derrida’s Deconstructive Reading of
Heidegger,” Comparative Continental Philosophy Conference, Taipei,
Taiwan, March 2016
“Heidegger on Machination in the Technological Age,” Utah Valley Univ., October 2016
“Greek Tragedy and
the Ethopoietic Event,” Conference on “The Idioms of Ethical Life,”
Rock Institute, Penn State University, October 2016
“Aristotle and the Politics of Life,” University of Oregon, 2015
“Aristotle on Friendship and Political Life,” invited lecture, Kennesaw State University, November, 2015.
“The Political Legacy of Aristotle’s Philosophy,” keynote address, Indiana Philosophical Association, November 2015.
“The Ontology of Socratic Questioning,” SPEP meeting, Atlanta, October 2015
“The Beast and the Sovereign,” lecture course at the Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Citta di Castello, Italy, July 2015.
Sheehan-Capobianco Debate: the Meaning of Being in the work of Martin
Heidegger,” Heidegger Circle meeting, Baltimore, April 2015.
“The Time of
Politics: Life and Law in Plato’s Statesman,” keynote address,
Pennsylvania Circle of Ancient Philosophy, Penn State University, April
“Aristotle and the
Politics of Life: Equality and Citizenship in the Aristotelian
Polis,” St. John’s Annapolis and St. John’s Santa Fe, February 2015 and
“The Politics of Time: On the Relationship of Sovereignty and Law in Plato’s Statesman,” Boston College, November 2014.
“Life and Art: Towards a Politics of Genesis and Creation in the work of Dennis Schmidt,” SPEP, New Orleans, October 2014.
“Taking Turns: Equality and Freedom in Aristotelian Community,” The History of Philosophy Society, New Orleans, October 2014.
"The Friend and the Citizen: The Status of Women and Slaves in the Aristotelian Polis,” University of Oregon, October 2014.
“Aryeh Kosman and the Activity of Being,” Pennsylvania Area Ancient Philosophy Conference, Villanova University, April 2014.
“Abysmal Imaging: Art After the Holocaust,” Comparative Continental Philosophy Society, Santa Barbara, CA, April 2014
Representation: The Politics of the Image in the Work of Jean-Luc
Nancy," International Hermeneutics Society, Freiburg, Germany, July
“Jean-Luc Nancy on the Heideggerian Community,” Gonzaga Conference, Gonzaga in Florence, Florence, Italy, February 2014.
Between: Martin Heidegger and Jean-Luc Nancy on Being-Together Across
the Divide,” Fudan University, China, February 2013.
“James Risser’s Contemporary Hermeneutics: The Way-Making Community of Those Who are Strange,” North American Philosophical Hermeneutics Society, Chicago, September 2013.
"Being-With: Between Martin Heidegger and Jean-Luc Nancy,”31st annual North Texas Heidegger Society, Dallas, April 2013
"Aristotle and the Politics of Life," a course of 3 lectures at the Collegium Phaenomenologicum in Citta di Castello, Italy, July 2012.
"Plato's Symposium: The Erotic Philosopher,” Richard Stockton College, March, 2012.
"The Intractable Interrelationship of Facticity and Existence in Heidegger's Being and Time," Catholic University of America Lecture Series, Nov. 2011
"Pathos and Logos: The Place of Virtue and Affect in Aristotle's Ontology of Human Being,”Ancient Philosophy Society at SPEP, October 2011.
"The Middle Voice of Charles Scott: The Intimacy of Attentiveness and the Life of Wonder," Rock Ethics Institute, State College PA, April 2011.
"Plato's Phaedo: Impossible Memory in the Wake of Socrates," Emory University, September 2010.
The Broken Circle of Hermeneutics, North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics, Seattle University, WA, September 2010
"Pathos and Logos: The Place of Virtue and Affect in the Ontology of Human Being," Conference on Phenomenology and the Greeks, Crete, July 2010
"Is the Hermeneutic Circle Broken?: On Circulation and Origin in Jean-Luc Nancy's Hermeneutic Philosophy," International Hermeneutics Conference, Freiburg Germany, July 2010
"The Parting of Being: On Creation and Sharing in Nancy's Political Ontology," Comparative and Continental Philosophy Conference, Hawaii, April 2010
"Heidegger's Community of Existential Beings and the Call of the Self," Heidegger Conference, University of Helsinki, Finland, November 2009
"David Farrell Krell: the Impossible Voicing of Philosophy's Double," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2009
"Beckett and Heidegger: The Voices that Cannot Say," Conference on the Voice, Santorini, Greece, June 2009
"Listening to the Silence: Heidegger's Ontology of Language," Comparative and Continental Philosophy Conference, Monterey, April 2009
"Reticent Speaking and The Community of Existential Beings," Heidegger Symposium, Dallas, April 2009
"Broken Words: Maurice Blanchot and the Impossibility of Writing," Literature and Philosophy Conference, Florence, Feb. 2009
"The Twofoldness of Being: Heidegger's Interpretation of Aristotle," Endowed Lecture Series, Loyola Marymount, LA, Feb. 2009
"On John Sallis Speaking of the Earth in Plato's Phaedo" response lecture at the Bradley Lecture, Boston College, January 2009
"Phenomenology and Architecture,” invited presentation at Agoos-Lovera Architects, Philadelphia PA, January 2009
"Generosity and Reserve: The Choric Space of the Good in Plato's Philosophy,” Ancient Philosophy Society, New York, May 2008
"The Parting of Being: Nancy's Political Ontology," at Philosophy and the Political conference, Florence Italy, Feb. 2008
"Figuring and Disfiguring Socrates: Gadamer and the Relationship of Text and Image in Plato's Philosophy," SPEP, Chicago, 2007
"Facing and Defacing Socrates: The Role of the Portrait in Plato's Philosophy," Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Citta di Castello, Italy, 2007
"Silence, Reticence and the Call of Conscience,” invited session, Heidegger Conference, Chicago, May 2007
"Repression, Violence and the Rise of Sovereignty in Early Greek Thinking,” Kennesaw State University, Georgia, April 2007
"Passion and the Secret Gift of the Derridean Community," keynote address, North Georgia Philosophy Conference, April 2007
"The Relevance of Aristotle's Politics for Contemporary Life,” Invited Lecture, Rowan University, March, 2007
"On Giorgio Agamben's Naked Life: The State of Exception and the Law of the Sovereign," Andrė Schuwer Memorial Lecture at SPEP, Philadelphia, October, 2006
"The Twofoldness of Being in Aristotle's Philosophy,” session on my book at SPEP, Philadelphia, October, 2006
"Why Examples from Art Are Justified in Aristotle’s Account of Nature,” session on my book at the Heidegger Conference, Boston, May 2006
"Aristoteles’ doppelte arche: physis und kinesis,” Heidegger Gesellschaft, Freiburg Germany, October, 2005
"Plato's Phaedo: Impossible Memory,” Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Citta di Castello, Italy, July 2005
"In the Memory of Derrida,” Keynote speaker at Derrida Memorial Conference, Goucher College, Baltimore, April 2005
"Hyland's Heideggerian Reading of Plato,” Ancient Philosophy Society, Eugene Oregon, April 2005
"The Relationship Between Nature and Art in Heidegger's Philosophy,” SUNY Buffalo, March 2005.
"Sovereignty and Law: That Which Cannot be Said,” New School of Social Research, New York, February 2005
"Contemporary Applications of Aristotle's Politics: Aristotelian Insights into the Recent American Presidential Election, keynote address, Invited Faculty Series, Kennesaw State University, Georgia, December 2004.
"Art and Love in Plato's Symposium," Ogelthorpe Art Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, December, 2004.
"The Inextricable Correlation between Art and Nature in Aristotle's Philosophy,” DePaul University, February 2004
"Beyond Logos: Naming Difference in Plato's Theaetetus,” Hermeneutics Conference, Freiburg, Germany, July 2004
"Friendship and Citizenship: Equality and Democracy in Aristotle's Politics," Aristotle Conference, Lewis University, February, 2004
“The Role of Contradiction in Early Greek Thinking,” keynote address, Ancient Philosophy Society Meeting, Penn State University, April 2004.
"The Intractable Interrelationship of Physis and Techne" Athens, Greece, July 2003.
"The Erotic Character of Platonic Philosophy," Stanislaus University, Turlock CA, March 2003
"Heidegger and Aristotle: Ontological Kinesis and the Meaning of Being," Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio, March 2003
"E-Motion and the Heart of Being in Plato's Symposium," Ancient Philosophy Society at SPEP, October 2002
"Aristotle’s Analysis of Friendship: A Hermeneutic Reading of the Unity of Theory and Practice," Seattle University, May 2002
"Does Da-sein Have a Story to Tell?" Invited Symposium at the American Philosophical Association, Atlanta, December, 2001
"The Unity of Theory and Practice: An Aristotelian Reading of Gadamer’s Hermeneutic Philosophy," Thinking the Tradition Conference, University of Oregon, October 2001.
"The Doubling of Physis: Heidegger's Reading of the Twofoldness of Being in Aristotle," IAPL Conference, Atlanta, May 2001.
"Philosophy: At the Limit," Penn State University Faculty Forum, State College, February 2001
"Aristotle's Ethics: The Importance of Philosophy for Life," Invited Lecture, Indiana State University of PA, February 2001.
"Aristotle's Friend and the Relationship Between Theory and Practice," Gadamer Conference, Heidelberg, June, 2001
"Philosophy and Architecture," a seminar at the Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Citta di Castello, Italy, July 2001
"Gadamer's Legacy: Reopening the Conversation of Humankind" Invited Session, Eastern Division, American Philosophical Association, 2000
"Da-sein and the Fissured History of Be-ing," at the Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Umbria, Italy, July 2000
"School Violence: A Philosophical Perspective," with Dr. Bernard Brogan (Widener University), The Eastern Educational Research Association, Clearwater, Fl. Feb. 2000
"A Response to John Sallis on Abysmal Grounding in Heidegger's Beitraege," Heidegger Conference, West Virginia, 2000
"The Fractured Language of Heraclitus," plenary lecture, Eastern Pennsylvania Philosophical Association, March 1999
"A Response to Christopher Lowell Smith: Heidegger's Turn to Aristotle," The Heidegger Conference, Chicago, April 1999.
"Thinking with Pain: On Miguel de Beistegui's Heidegger and the Political," SPEP selected book symposium, Denver, 1998
"Socrates Split in Two," presented at the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Haifa Israel, August 1998
"Phronesis and Sophia: Heidegger, Aristotle and the Problem of Relativism," A summer course of lectures delivered at The Summer Institute of the European Humanities University in Minsk, Belarus (with the support of a grant from USIA and the Soros Foundation). July 1998
"Aristotle's Friend and the Love of Wisdom," at Whitman College, Wala Wala Washington, 1998
"Virtue-Based Education: The Missing Term in The Educational Reform Movement," by Bernard Brogan and Walter Brogan, Eastern Educational Research Association, Tampa Fl., Feb. 1998
"Divine Madness: the Relationship Between Rhetoric and Philosophy," Plato Conference on Retracing the Platonic Text at Penn State University, March, 1997
"Heraclitus, the Philosopher of the Sign" presented at Vanderbilt University, April 1997
"Ereignis: Heidegger's Turn and the Turn from Being," a commentary at the panel session on Heidegger's Beiträge, Heidegger Circle Conference, Univ. of New Hampshire, May, 1996
"Da-sein and the Leap of Being," a paper presented at the SPEP Conference, D.C., October, 1996
"Heidegger, Aristotle and the Twofoldness of Being," presented at Vanderbilt University, 1995
"A Postmodern Inquiry into Educational Reform: Beyond Authority, Structure and Tradition," a paper delivered with Bernard Brogan at the Eastern Educational Research Association meeting in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Feb. 1995
"Heidegger on Aristotle: The Problem of Force and the Privative Character of Being." A course of lectures given at the Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Perugia, Italy, July, 1995
"The Community of Those Who Are Going to Die," a paper presented at SPEP Conference in Chicago, October, 1995
"The Unity of Theory and Practice in Aristotle's Treatment of Friendship," a Colloquium at LaSalle University, Dec. 1995
"Heidegger's Aristotelian Reading of Plato's Sophist: The Discovery of the Philosopher," Heidegger Conference, Provo Utah, May 1994
"The Three Senses of Sophia," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Seattle WA, Sept. 1994
"The Socratic Questioner: A Philosophical Look at Outcomes-Based Educational Reform" (with Bernard Brogan), the Eastern Regional Educational Research Association meeting in Clearwater, Florida, February, 1993. Also presented at Rutgers University, March, 1993
"Is Nietzsche a Hidden Nihilist?" the Philadelphia chapter of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, April 1993
"Sophia and Phronesis: Heidegger on Aristotle's Doubles," DePaul University, April 1993
Commentary on John Protevi's "More Light than Heat: The Privilege of Solar Locomotion over Generation in Aristotle" Heidegger Conference, Stony Brook, May 1993
Seminar on Derrida's Reading of Husserl's Origin of Geometry at the Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Perugia Italy, 1993
A paper in response to H. Dreyfus and D. Kolb at an invited American Philosophical Association symposium entitled: The Significance of Heidegger to Contemporary Philosophy, APA, Atlanta, Georgia, Dec. 1993
"The French Infection: Contemporary Phenomenology and the French Malady," Sophia Conference response paper, Penn State University, Oct. 1992
The Discovery of Heidegger's Aristotle: The Lost Manuscript," Gadamer Conference on Greek Philosophy, Heidelberg, Germany, July, 1991
"Zarathustra: The Tragic Figure of the Last Philosopher," The Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Perugia, Italy, July 1991
"Twisting out of Metaphysics: The Ecstatic Philosopher," The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Memphis, Oct. 1991
"Dionysian Madness and Nietzsche's Fragmented Subject," SUNY Binghamton, Feb. 1990
"Nietzsche and the Greeks," North American Nietzsche Society, Western APA meeting, Los Angeles, May 1990
"Aristotle: The Friend of Philosophy," Philadelphia Catholic Philosophical Association, 1990
"Aristotle and the Hermeneutics of Facticity," Heidegger Circle Conference, Seattle, May, 1990
"Heidegger and Aristotle on Praxis: A Response to Robert Bernasconi," Spindell Conference, Memphis, Oct. 1989
"Heidegger's Monstrous Beiträge: Response to Parvis Emad," Heidegger Circle Conference, Vanderbilt, May 1989
"The Decentered Self in Nietzsche's Philosophy," Colloquium on the work of John Sallis, La Cross, Wisconsin, May 1988.
"Heidegger and Aristotle: Dasein and Praxis," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, October 1988
"Philosophy, Technology and Contemporary Education, Villanova philosophy lecture, April, 1988
"Reading Heidegger Backwards: Reiner Schurmann's Releasement of Praxis," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Oct. 1987
"The Central Significance of Suffering in Nietzsche's Thought," The North American Nietzsche Society, Mid-Western APA Meeting, May 1986
"A Commentary on `the Metaphysical Ovoid' by J. Watson," Heidegger Circle Conference, Chicago, May 1986
"Heidegger's Interpretation of Aristotle: On Truth," The Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Perugia Italy, July 1986
"Heidegger on the Danger and Possibility of Technology," The Inter-American Congress of Philosophy, Guadalajara, Mexico, Nov. 1985
"Heidegger and Aristotle on Potentiality," Heidegger Conference, Wisconsin, May, 1984
"Heidegger's `Searching Suggestion' Concerning Nietzsche," The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, 1984
"Philosophy, Technology and the Contemporary Student," DeVry Institute of Technology, Phoenix, Arizona, Dec. 1984
"The Original Difference," Warwick Conference, England, June 1982
"Is Aristotle a Metaphysician?" Philosophy Lecture Series, University of Essex, England, 1982
Soros Foundation Grant to teach in Minsk, Belarus, July 1998, 2000
Villanova Faculty Summer Research Grant, 1987, 1994, 1997, 2002
National Endowment of the Humanities Grant, June-December, 1985.
DAAD Stipendium, Goethe Institute, Freiburg , Germany, 1976.
Editor, EPOCHE: A Journal in the History of Philosophy (ongoing)
Executive Committee, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division, 2011- (also 2002-05)
Local Host Coordinator, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, 1990, 2006, 2011
Advisory Board, National Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics, 2007-
Co-Director, Ancient Philosophy Society, 2003-06
Co-Director, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, 1998-2001
Co-founder and local host for first annual Ancient Philosophy Society Conference at Villanova University, 2001
Coordinator, Heidegger Circle Conference, at Villanova University, April 1998
Board of Directors, Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Italy
Advisory Board of Editors, Research in Phenomenology
Advisory Board of Editors, Topos, Minsk, Belarus
Advisory Board of Editors, Comparative Continental Philosophy
Director, The Collegium Phaenomenologicum, on "Physis Arithmos Logos in Plato's Later Dialogues," Citta di Castello, Italy, summer July 2002; Director, Collegium Phaenomenologicum, "The Force of Nature," Perugia, Italy, summer 1996. Director, Collegium Phaenomenologicum, "Nietzsche in Retrospect and Prospect" Perugia, Italy, July 10 -- August 10, 1988
President, American Catholic Philosophical Association, Philadelphia Chapter, 1995-1996
Executive Committee, Nietzsche Society, 1989-1992; Program Director, 1991
Board of Directors, Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, 1987-1990
Current Research Committee, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, 1986-1989
College Rank and Tenure Committee, 2004-2006, 2009
Director of Graduate Studies, Philosophy Department, 1991-1995; 2004-present
University Senate and Committee on Faculty, 2000-2002
Faculty Congress, 2000–2002
Department Self-Study and Strategic Planning Committee, 1999-2000
Dean's Committee on Majors and Concentrations, 1998-2001
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Philosophy Department 1998
Villanova Summer Research Grant Committee, 1989-present
Villanova NEH Summer Grant Committee, Lindback Summer Grant Committee, 1997-2004
Faculty Student Advisor, 1994-1998
Philosophy Department Graduate Committee, 1987-present
Dissertation Director and Reader at Villanova (also at Stony Brook, New School, Vanderbilt, Stockholm, and DePaul)
Comprehensive Ph.D. Exam Committees at Villanova University (ongoing)
Philosophy Graduate Program Admissions Committee, (ongoing)
Philosophy Graduate Program Comprehensive Exam Committee, 1994-96,98
Philosophy Graduate Program Professional Development Committee, 1996-98
Department Faculty Lecture Series, coordinator 1989,1992, 1993-1996, 1998, 2003, 2004
Teaching Mentor for Graduate Student Seminar Leaders in Intro to Philosophy, 1996-99, 2004
Faculty Affairs Committee, 1988-95. Chair, 1989-91
Orientation Seminar faculty leader (ongoing)
Philosophy Department PhD Transition and Program Committee, 1993
Honors Program Council, 1987-90
Philosophy Club Advisor, 1988-90
Philosophy Department Chairperson's Select Committee 1988, 2002-05
Philosophy Department Hiring Subcommittee, 1987, 1988, 1997, 2003-06
Philosophy Department Faculty Evaluation Committee, 1991-1993
Academic Lecture Committee, Student Activities, 1990-91