John Robert Shook

Visiting Assistant Professor of Science Education, and Research Associate in Philosophy, University at Buffalo, New York

Director of Education and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Inquiry, Amherst, New York

Associate Fellow, Center for Neurotechnology Studies, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, Virginia

 

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Education

Ph.D. in Philosophy State University of New York at Buffalo, New York. 1994. 
     Special Merit Scholarship, 1990-1993
     Dissertation: John Dewey’s Early Philosophy: The Foundations of Instrumentalism. vi + 295pp.  Dr. Peter Hare,
     Director
M.A. in Philosophy University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. 1990.
B.A. in Philosophy Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. 1988.
     Cum Laude, Honors in Philosophy

Academic Positions

September 2010 to present Visiting Assistant Professor of Science Education, University at Buffalo, New York. For the online EdM program in Science and the Public.
June 2006 to present Director of Education and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Inquiry Transnational, Amherst, New York.
Aug. 2006 to August 2010 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Science Education, University at Buffalo, New York
Sept. 2006 to present Research Associate in Philosophy, Philosophy Department, University at Buffalo, New York
   
July  2003 to May 2006 Associate Professor of Philosophy, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Aug. 2000 to June 2003 Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Oklahoma State University
   
May 1999 to July 2000 Associate Professor of Philosophy, Corning Community College, Corning, New York
Aug. 1995 to April 1999 Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Corning Community College
Aug. 1994 to July 1995 Assistant Professor of Philosophy (non-tenure track), Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, New York
Aug. 1993 to July 1994 Instructor of Philosophy (non-tenure track), Jamestown Community College

Areas of Specialization and Concentration

AOS
Pragmatism, Classical and Contemporary
American Philosophical Traditions and Intellectual History
Ethical Theory and Bioethics
Neuroethics, Ethics of Enhancement, and Transhumanism
Social and Political Theory
Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Science and Naturalism
 
AOC
Modern Philosophy
Analytic Philosophy, esp. Epistemology
Metaphysics and Ontology
American Philosophical Theology
Philosophy of Religion
Logic and Critical Thinking

Courses Taught at Oklahoma State University

Undergraduate Courses
Philosophical Classics
Philosophies of Life
19th and 20th Century Philosophy
Early American Philosophy
Recent American Philosophy
Philosophy of Mind
Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
Philosophy of Science
Biomedical Ethics
Graduate Courses
Topics in Metaphysics: Peirce and Putnam
20th Century Epistemologies and Pragmatism
John Dewey
Pragmatism and Social Justice
Darwin and Dewey (with Prof. Recker)
American Psychology, 1830-1900
 

 

Chair of Thesis Committees

Oklahoma State: Jeremy W. Jordan, "Liberalism, Multiculturalism, and National Minorities: A Study in Compatibility." Philosophy M.A. 2002.
Oklahoma State: Brian Deer, "The Nature of Color and How the Mind Matters." Philosophy M.A. 2004.
University at Buffalo: B. Bayles, "Origins of Student Misconceptions in Science." Science and the Public Ed.M. 2008.
University at Buffalo: Thomas Donnelly, "When Science Mets Lifestyle Journalism." Science and the Public Ed.M. 2008.
University at Buffalo: Lauren Becker, "Science v. Religion: Understanding Historical Confrontations." Science and the Public Ed.M. 2009.
University at Buffalo:
Karl Kiefer, "The Wont to Believe: The Biased Coherence of Religious Belief." Science and the Public Ed.M. 2010.

Books Authored

Pragmatism: An Annotated Bibliography, 1898-1940. With contributions by E. Paul Colella, Lesley Friedman, Frank X. Ryan, and Ignas K. Skrupskelis. Value Inquiry Book Series, No. 66. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 1998. xxx + 615pp. 
         
Reviews: Choice 36.1 (September 1998): 90.
                               Peirce Project Newsletter 3.1 (Winter 1999): 6.
                               Angela Botez, Revista de filosofie (Romania) 48.1-2 (Jan-April 2001): 137-138.

Dewey’s Empirical Theory of Knowledge and Reality. Nashville, Tenn.: Vanderbilt University Press, 2000. x + 316pp.  
          Reviews: Michael Eldridge, Journal of Speculative Philosophy 15.4 (2001): 326-329.
                           Matthew C. Flamm, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Newsletter, no. 86 (June 2000): 16-17.
                           Richard Gale, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 37.1 (Winter 2001): 134-136.
                           Larry Hickman, Review of Metaphysics 54.3 (March 2001): 684-685.
                           Jaime Nubiola, Anuario Filosifica (Spain) 33.3 (2000): 937-939.
                           Frank Ryan, Journal of the History of Philosophy 39.2 (April 2001): 312-314.

Os Pioneiros do Pragmatismo Americano  (The Pioneers of American Pragmatism: Peirce, James, Dewey). Translated into Portuguese by Fabio M. Said. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: DP&A Editora, 2003. 215pp.  This book has also been translated in Turkish by Celal Türer as Amerikan Pragmatizminin Öncüleri. Istanbul: Üniversite Kitabevi, 2003. 178pp.

John Dewey’s Philosophy of Spirit, with Dewey’s 1897 lectures on Hegel. With James A. Good. New York: Fordham University Press, 2010.

The God Debates: A Twenty-first Century Guide for Atheists and Believers (and Everyone in Between). Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

Books Edited

Editor, Pragmatic Naturalism and Realism. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2003.

General Editor, Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, 4 vols. Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Continuum, 2005. Also authored 156 entries.

Co-editor with Joseph Margolis, A Companion to Pragmatism. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2006.

Co-editor with Scott Gelfand, Ectogenesis: Artificial Womb Technology and the Future of Human Reproduction. Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi, 2006.

Co-editor with Hugh McDonald, F. C. S. Schiller on Pragmatism and Humanism: Selected Writings, 1891–1939. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2008.

Co-editor with Paul Kurtz, The Future of Naturalism. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2009.

Co-editor with Liz Stillwaggon Swan, Transformers and Philosophy, in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series. Chicago: Open Court, 2009.

Editor, Exuberant Skepticism by Paul Kurtz. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2010.

Co-editor with Paul Kurtz, Dewey's Enduring Impact: Essays on America's Philosopher. Forthcoming with Prometheus Books in 2011.

General Editor, Dictionary of Early American Philosophers, 2 vols., forthcoming with Continuum in 2011.

Book Series Edited

General Editor of the Pragmatism in American Thought series from 2000 to 2006, published first by Thoemmes Press and then by Thoemmes Continuum. The sets in this series are:
        The Chicago School of Pragmatism, 4 vols., edited by John Shook (Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Press, 2000).
        The Chicago School of Functionalism, 3 vols., edited by John Shook (Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Press, 2001).
        The Early Defenders of Pragmatism, 5 vols., edited by John Shook (Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Press, 2001).
        The Early Critics of Pragmatism, 5 vols., edited by John Shook (Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Press, 2001).
        The Collected Writings of Addison W. Moore, 3 vols., edited by John Shook (Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Press, 2003). 
       
Jane Addams’s Writings on Peace, 4 vols., edited by Judy Whipps and Marilyn Fischer (Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Press, 2003).
        The Cambridge School of Pragmatism, 4 vols, edited by John Shook and Andre de Tienne (London: Thoemmes Continuum, 2006).

Editor of Studies in Pragmatism and Values, a special series of the Value Inquiry Book Series from 2000 to 2008, published by Rodopi. The books published:
        Phyllis Chiasson, Peirce’s Pragmatism: A Dialogue for Educators (2001).
        Paul Custodio Bube and Jeffery Geller, eds., Conversations With Pragmatism: A Multi-Disciplinary Study (2002).
        Richard Rumana, Richard Rorty: An Annotated Bibliography of Secondary Literature (2002).
        Guy Debrock, ed., Process Pragmatism: Essays on a Quiet Philosophical Revolution (2003).
        John Ryder and Emil Visnovsky, eds., Pragmatism and Values: The Central European Pragmatist Forum, Volume One (2004).
        John Ryder and Krystyna Wilkoszewska, eds., Deconstruction and Reconstruction: The Central European Pragmatist Forum, Volume Two (2004).
        Art Efron, Experiencing Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Deweyan Account (2005).
        Beth Singer and Leszek Koczanowicz, eds., Democracy and the Post-Totalitarian Experience (2005).
        Sami Pihlstrom, Pragmatic Moral Realism: A Transcendental Defense (2005).
        John Ryder and Gert-Rudiger Wegmarshaus, eds., Education for a Democratic Society: The Central European Pragmatist Forum, Volume Three (2006).
        Michael Taylor, Helmut Schreier, and Paulo Ghiraldelli, Jr., eds., Pragmatism, Education, and Children: International Philosophical Perspectives (2008)

Journals Edited

Contemporary Pragmatism, published by Editions Rodopi. Co-editor with Mitchell Aboulafia (2004-  ).

Philo: A Journal of Philosophy, published by Center for Inquiry: Editorial Board (2006-  ), Executive Editor (2008-  ).

The Pluralist, published by University of Illinois Press. Co-editor with Randall Auxier and Scott Gelfand (2006-2009).

Other Editorial Positions

Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: Consulting Editor (2000-  ).

Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Education: Associate Editor, (2000-  ).

William James Studies: Editorial Board (2005-  ).

Free Inquiry, published by Council for Secular Humanism: Associate Editor (2006-  ).

Value Inquiry Book Series, published by Editions Rodopi: Associate Editor and Editor for Electronic Publishing (1998-2006); Deputy Executive Director (2002-2006).

Streams of William James: Managing Editor (2002-2004).

Business and Professional Ethics Journal: Editorial Assistant (1988-1990).

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

“Peirce’s Pragmatic Theology and Stoic Religious Ethics.” Journal of Religious Ethics, forthcoming.

Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Public Philosophy.French Review of American Studies no. 124 (2e Trimestre 2010): 11-28.

“Peter Hare on the Philosophy of Curt John Ducasse.” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society v.46 n.1 (Winter 2010): 47-52.

“Pragmatic Naturalism.” Acta Philosophica Fennica vol. 86 (2009): 91-106.

“Comparative Political Philosophy: Categorizing Political Philosophies Using Twelve Archetypes.” Metaphilosophy v.40 n.5 (October 2009): 633-655.

“John Dewey and Edward Scribner Ames: Partners in Religious Naturalism.” American Journal of Theology and Philosophy v.28 n.2 (May 2007): 178-207.

“Dewey’s Empirical Naturalism and Pragmatic Metaphysics.” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society v.40 n.4 (Fall 2004): 731-742.

“Jonathan Edwards’ Contribution to John Dewey’s Theory of Moral Responsibility.” History of Philosophy Quarterly v.21 n.3  (July 2004): 299-312.

“Dewey’s Rejection of Retributivism and His Moral-Education Theory of Punishment.” Journal of Social Philosophy v.35 n.1 (Spring 2004): 66-78.

“The Direct Contextual Realist Theory of Perception.” Journal of Speculative Philosophy v. 17 n.4 (2003): 245-258.

“The Possibility of an Empiricist Naturalism: Dewey and Santayana.” Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society no. 21 (Fall 2003): 1-7.

Entrepreneurship and Values in a Democratic and Pragmatic Economics.” Journal of Economic Methodology v.10 n.2 (June 2003): 181-190.

“Addison W. Moore’s Pragmatic Approach to Religion and Immortality.” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society v.38 n.4 (Fall 2002): 629-641.

“William James and John Dewey: A Contentious Partnership.” Streams of William James v.3 n.3 (Fall 2001): 16-19.

“The Revival of the Social in Philosophy.” Perspectives: The American Sociological Association Theory Section Newsletter v.24 n.4 (October 2001): 1-3, 5, 7-8.

“William James and John Dewey: A Common Vision.” Streams of William James v.2 n.3 (Fall 2000): 5-7.

“Wilhelm Wundt’s Contribution to John Dewey’s Functional Psychology.” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences v.31 n.4 (October 1995): 347-369.

“John Dewey’s Struggle with American Realism, 1904-1910.” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society v.31 n.3 (Summer 1995): 542-566.

Book Essays

Early Responses to American Pragmatism in France: Selective Attention and Critical Reaction.” In The Reception of Pragmatism in France and the Rise of Catholic Modernism, 1890–1914, ed. David G. Schultenover (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2009), pp. 59-75.

“First Contact.” In Transformers and Philosophy, ed. John R. Shook and Liz Stillwaggon Swan (Chicago: Open Court, 2009), pp. 13-27.

“Megatron: Fascist Philosopher” In Transformers and Philosophy, ed. John R. Shook and Liz Stillwaggon Swan (Chicago: Open Court, 2009), pp. 193-205.

Where Were You Born, Bruce Springsteen, and What Does It Matter?” In Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy, ed. Randall Auxier and Doug Anderson (Chicago: Open Court, 2008), pp. 39-56.

Euthanasia, Unnecessary Suffering, and the Proper Aims of Medicine.” In Science and Ethics: Can Science Help Us Make Wise and Moral Judgments?, ed. Paul Kurtz and David Koepsell (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2007), pp. 125-140.

“God’s Justified Knowledge and the Hard-Soft Fact Distinction.” In The Proceedings of the XXI World Congress of Philosophy, vol. 8: Philosophy of Religion, ed. William Sweet (Ankara: Philosophical Society of Turkey, 2006), pp. 69-73.

“F. C. S. Schiller and European Pragmatism.” In A Companion to Pragmatism, ed. John R. Shook and Joseph Margolis (Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2006), pp. 44-53.

“Introduction.” To The Correspondence of John Dewey, Volume 3: 1940-1953, ed. Larry Hickman (Charlottesville, Va.: Intelex, 2005). A 40,000 word introductory essay for this publication on CD-ROM.

“Deweys Vision of Equal Opportunity for Education in a Democracy.” In Pragmatism and the Problem of Race, eds. William Lawson and Donald Koch (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004), pp. 48-72.           

“Deliberative Democracy and Moral Pluralism: Dewey vs. Rawls and Habermas.” In Deconstruction and Reconstruction: The Central European Pragmatist Forum, Volume Two, eds. John Ryder and Emil Visnovsky (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2004), pp. 31-41.

“Dewey i Peirce na temat przedmiotu wiedzy naukowej.” (Dewey and Peirce on the Object of Scientific Knowledge). Translated by Bartlomiej Swiatczak. In Filozofia Amerykanska Dzis, tom. 2: O Mysleniu Procesualnym: Charles Hartshorne i Charles Sanders Peirce, ed. Tomasz Komendzinskiego (Torun, Poland: Nicolaus Copernicus University Press, 2003), pp. 185-200.

“A Pragmatically Realistic Philosophy of Science.” In Pragmatic Naturalism and Realism, ed. John R. Shook (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2003), pp. 323-344.

“Dewey and Quine on the Logic of What There Is.” In Deweys Logical Theory: New Studies and Interpretations, edited by Tom Burke, D. Micah Hester and Robert Talisse (Nashville, Tenn.: Vanderbilt University Press, 2002), pp. 93-118.

“Der philosophische Hintergrund von Deweys pädagogische Credo.” (The Philosophical Context of Deweys Pedagogical Creed). Translated by Helmut Schreier. In Rekonstruktion der Schule: Das pädagogische credo des John Dewey und die heutige Erziehungspraxis, ed. Helmut Schreier (Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 2001), pp. 23-55.

Reference Articles, Bibliographies, Miscellaneous

“Bibliography of the Writings of Hilary Putnam.” The Philosophy of Hilary Putnam, ed. Randall Auxier and Lewis E. Hahn (Chicago: Open Court), forthcoming.

“Bibliography of the Writings of Richard Rorty.” The Philosophy of Richard Rorty, ed. Randall Auxier and Lewis E. Hahn (Chicago: Open Court), forthcoming.

“Bibliography.” In Continuum Companion to Pragmatism, ed. Sami Pihlstrom (New York: Continuum), forthcoming.

“Morris, Charles W.” In The Routledge Pragmatics Encyclopedia, ed. Louise Cummings (London and New York: Routledge, 2009), pp. 310-311.

“H. Stan Thayer, 1923-2008." Memorial minute in Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association v.82 n.2 (November 2008): 170-171. Reprinted in Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Newsletter, forthcoming.

“Selected Bibliography of Writings on Essays in Experimental Logic.” In John Dewey, Essays in Experimental Logic, ed. D. Micah Hester and Robert B. Talisse (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007), pp. 295-300.

“Bibliography on Ectogenesis.” In Ectogenesis: Artificial Womb Technology and the Future of Human Reproduction, ed. Scott Gelfand and John R. Shook (Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi, 2006), pp. 183-189.

“John Dewey.” Article in Encyclopedia of Unbelief, 2nd edn., ed. Tom Flynn (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2007), pp. 259-262.

“Ernest Nagel.” Article in Encyclopedia of Unbelief, 2nd edn., ed. Tom Flynn (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2007), pp. 553-554.

156 entries in Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, 4 vols., ed. John R. Shook. Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Continuum, 2005.

“Schiller, Ferdinand Canning Scott (1864-1937).” Article in Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Philosophers (Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Press, 2002), vol. 2, pp. 979-983. Reprinted in Dictionary of Twentieth-Century British Philosophers (Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Press, 2005), vol. 2, pp. 929-933. 

Articles Edited

“Pragmatism and Immortality.” By Addison W. Moore. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society v.38 n.4 (Fall 2002): 642-647.

Introductions to Edited Volumes

“Introduction.” With David G. Schultenover. In The Reception of Pragmatism in France and the Rise of Catholic Modernism, 1890–1914, ed. David G. Schultenover (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2009), pp. 1-19.

“Introduction.” To The Cambridge School of Pragmatism, vol. 2: The Pragmatism of William James, ed. John Shook and Andre de Tienne (London: Thoemmes Continuum, 2006), pp. ix-xxxii.

“Introduction.” To The Cambridge School of Pragmatism, vol. 4: The Pragmatic Naturalisms of George Santayana and Clarence I. Lewis, ed. John Shook and Andre de Tienne (London: Thoemmes Continuum, 2006), pp. ix-xxviii.

“Introduction.” To Pragmatic Naturalism and Realism, ed. John R. Shook (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2003), pp. 7-27. 

“Introduction.” To The Collected Writings of Addison W. Moore, vol. 1: 1896-1910 (Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2003), pp. ix-xx.

“Introduction.” With Kenneth Westphal. To Pragmatism and Idealism by William Caldwell, vol. 4 of The Early Critics of Pragmatism (Bristol: Thoemmes, 2001), pp. xii-xix.

“Introduction.” To The Principles of Pragmatism by H. Heath Bawden, vol. 1 of The Early Defenders of Pragmatism (Bristol: Thoemmes, 2001), pp. ix-xxv. 

“Introduction.” To Pragmatism by David L. Murray, vol. 3 of The Early Defenders of Pragmatism (Bristol: Thoemmes, 2001), pp. vii-xvii. 

“Introduction.” To Functionalist Psychology, vol. 1 of The Chicago School of Functionalism (Bristol: Thoemmes, 2001), pp. xi-xxix.

“Introduction.” To Studies in Logical Theory, by John Dewey et al., vol. 2 of The Chicago School of Functionalism (Bristol: Thoemmes, 2001), pp. vi-xxiii.

“Introduction.” To The Development of Instrumentalism: Experience, Knowledge, and Reality, vol. 1 of The Chicago School of Pragmatism (Bristol: Thoemmes, 2000), pp. xi-xxxvi.

“Introduction.” To The Development of Instrumentalism: Morality, Society, Education, and Religion, vol. 2 of The Chicago School of Pragmatism (Bristol: Thoemmes, 2000), pp. ix-xix.

Prefaces and Forewords

“Preface.” To Exuberant Skepticism by Paul Kurtz (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2010), pp. 7-9.

“Preface.” With Paul Kurtz. To The Future of Naturalism (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2009), pp. 7-11.

“Editorial Statement.” To The Pluralist v.1 n.3 (Fall 2006): v-vi.

“Editorial Foreword.” To Pragmatic Moral Realism: A Transcendental Defense by Sami Pihlstrom (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2005), p. ix.

“Editorial Note.” To Contemporary Pragmatism v.1 n.1 (June 2004): 1-2.

“Preface.” To Jane Addamss Writings on Peace, vol. 1 (Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2003), p. vii.

“Preface.” To The Collected Writings of Addison W. Moore, vol. 1: 1896-1910 (Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2003), pp. ix-x.

“Editorial Foreword.” To Process Pragmatism: Essays on a Quiet Philosophical Revolution, edited by Guy Debrock (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2003), p. vii.

“Editorial Foreword.” To Conversations With Pragmatism: A Multi-Disciplinary Study, by Paul Bube and Jeffrey Geller (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2002), p. vii.

“Editorial Foreword.” To Peirce’s Pragmatism: A Dialogue for Educators, by Phyllis Chiasson (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2001), pp. ix-x.

“Preface.” To Library of Congress Subject Headings in Philosophy, ed. Barbara Berman (Charlottesville, Virginia: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2001), pp. 3-10.

“Preface.” To The Early Critics of Pragmatism, in vol. 1 (Bristol: Thoemmes, 2001), pp. xii-xiii.

“Preface.” To The Early Defenders of Pragmatism, in vol. 1 (Bristol: Thoemmes, 2001), pp. vii-viii.

“Preface.” To The Chicago School of Functionalism, in vol. 1 (Bristol: Thoemmes, 2001), pp. ix-x.

“Preface.” To The Chicago School of Pragmatism, in vol. 1 (Bristol: Thoemmes, 2000), pp. ix-x.

Book Reviews

“Review of Eric J. Olsson, ed., Knowledge and Inquiry: Essays on the Pragmatism of Isaac Levi.” Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Newsletter n.108 (November 2009): 47-49.

“Review of Larry Hickman, Pragmatism as Post-postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey.” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society v.45 n.1 (Winter 2009): 109-114.

Review of Carl Sagan, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God.” Free Inquiry v.27 n.4 (June/July 2007): 60-61.

“Review of Michael Martin, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Atheism.” Philo: A Journal of Philosophy v.9 n.2 (Fall-Winter 2006): 230-233.

“Review of Robert Wilson, Boundaries of the Mind: The Individual in the Fragile Sciences - Cognition.” Review of Metaphysics v.59 n.4 (June 2006): 913-914.

“Review of Phil Oliver, William James' s Springs of Delight.” The Pluralist v.1 n.2 (2006): 139-142.

“Review of Richard Gale, The Philosophy of William James: An Introduction.” Philosophy in Review / Comptes rendus philosophiques v.25 n.3 (June 2005): 182-184.

“Review of Vincent Colapietro, Fateful Shapes of Human Freedom: John William Miller and the Crises of Modernity.Philosophy in Review / Comptes rendus philosophiques v.24 n.4 (August 2004): 247-249.

“Review of Thomas Dalton, Becoming John Dewey: Dilemmas of a Philosopher and Naturalist.Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences v.39 n.3 (Summer 2003): 299-300.

“Review of Arthur Murphy, Reason, Reality, and Speculative Philosophy, ed. Marcus Singer.” Journal of Speculative Philosophy v.14 n.4 (2000): 314-316.

“Review of Casey Haskins and David Seiple, eds., Dewey Reconfigured: Essays on Deweyan Pragmatism.” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society v.36 n.4 (Fall 2000): 579-585.

“Review of Robert Roth, British Empiricism and American Pragmatism.” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society v.30 n.1 (Winter 1994), pp. 213-219.

Book Notices for Choice:
      Robin Le Poidevin et al., Routledge Companion to Metaphysics. Routledge, 2009.
      Jennifer Radden, Moody Minds Distempered: Essays on Melancholy and Depression. Oxford, 2009.
      Robert Stalnaker, Our Knowledge of the Internal World. Oxford, 2008.
      Susana Nuccetelli and Gary Seay, ed., Themes from G. E. Moore: New Essays in Epistemology and Ethics. Oxford, 2008.
      Jacqueline Kegley, Josiah Royce in Focus. Indiana, 2008.
      Robert Brandom, Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism. Oxford, 2008.
      Lorraine Daston and Peter Gallison, Objectivity. Zone Books, 2007.
      Cheryl Misak, New Pragmatists. Oxford, 2007.
      Sandra Rosenthal, C. I. Lewis in Focus. Indiana, 2007.
      Mark Rowlands, Body Language: Representation in Action. MIT, 2007.
      Paul McHugh, The Mind has Mountains: Reflections on Society and Psychiatry. Johns Hopkins, 2006.

      Nicholas Georgalis, The Primacy of the Subjective: Foundations for a Unified Theory of Mind and Language. MIT, 2006.
      Akeel Bilgrami, Self-Knowledge and Resentment. Harvard, 2006.
      Alvin Goldman, Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading. Oxford, 2006.
      Alva Noe, Action in Perception. MIT, 2005.
      Murray Murphey, C.I. Lewis: The Last Great Pragmatist. State University of New York, 2005.
      Ruth Byrne, The Rational Imagination: How People Create Alternatives to Reality. MIT Press, 2005.
      John Losee, Theories on the Scrap Heap: Scientists and Philosophers on the Falsification, Rejection, and Replacement of Theories. Pittsburgh, 2005.
      Noah Lemos, Common Sense: A Contemporary Defense. Cambridge, 2004. 
      Jennifer Radden, ed. The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion. Oxford, 2004. 
      Jon Mills, ed. Psychoanalysis at the Limit: Epistemology, Mind, and the Question of Science. SUNY, 2004. 
      Heidelberger, Michael. Nature From Within: Gustav Theodor Fechner and His Psychophysical Worldview, trans. Cynthia Klohr. Pittsburgh, 2004. 
      Anne Waters, ed. American Indian Thought: Philosophical Essays. Blackwell, 2004.
      Susana Nuccetelli, ed. New Essays on Semantic Externalism and Self-knowledge. MIT Press, 2003.
      Jason Holt, Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness. Broadview, 2003.      
      Martin Benjamin, Philosophy and this Actual World. Rowman and Littlefield, 2003.
      Christopher Norris, Hilary Putnam: Realism, Reason, and the Uses of Uncertainty. Manchester, 2002.
      James Conant and Ursula Zeglen, eds., Hilary Putnam: Pragmatism and Realism. Routledge, 2002.
      Machamer and Silberstein, eds., Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Science. Blackwell, 2002.
      Peter Kosso, Knowing the Past: Philosophical Issues of History and Archaeology. Humanity Books, 2001.
      Nicholas Rescher, Cognitive Pragmatism. Pittsburgh, 2001.
      John F. Kavanaugh, Who Counts as Persons? Human Identity and the Ethics of Killing. Georgetown, 2001.
      Brian Ellis, Scientific Essentialism. Cambridge, 2001.
      Lewis Hahn, A Contextualist Worldview. Southern Illinois, 2001.
      Patrick Shade, Habits of Hope: A Pragmatic Theory. Vanderbilt, 2001.
      Ruth Abbey, Charles Taylor. Princeton, 2000.
      Paul Thompson and Thomas Hilde, eds. The Agrarian Roots of Pragmatism. Vanderbilt, 2000.

Conference and Society Presentations

“Pragmatic Naturalism.” The First Nordic Pragmatism Conference, Helsinki, Finland, June 2008.

American Humanism, Past and Future.” Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, March 2008.

“Dewey's Epistemological Reconstruction of the Democratic Citizen.” World Conference on John Dewey, University of Calabria, Cosenza, Italy, May 2007.

“Edward S. Ames on Religious Humanism and Its Relevance for Dewey’s Naturalism.” Highlands Institute of American Religious and Philosophical Thought, Highlands, North Carolina, June 2005. 

Pragmatism Caught between Church and State.” Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, with the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Boston, December 2004.

“Early Responses to American Pragmatism in France: Selective Attention and Critical Reaction.” American Academy of Religion, Nineteenth Century Theology Group meeting, San Antonio, Texas, November 2004.

Dewey’s Hegelianism and His Repair of the Religious/Secular Divide,” American Academy of Religion, Pragmatism and Empiricism in American Religious Thought Group meeting, San Antonio, Texas, November 2004.

“Gods Justified Knowledge and the Hard-Soft Fact Distinction.” XXIst World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, Turkey, August 2003.

“The Metaphysical Inquiries of Dewey and Santayana.” Santayana Society, APA Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, December 2002.

Democratic Deliberation, Pluralism, and Pragmatic Moral Evaluation.” Central European Pragmatism Forum,  Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, June 2002.

“Do We Have Free Will From Gods Omniscient Perspective?” Conference on “God, Free Will, and Determinism” at McMurry University, Abilene, Texas, March 2002.

“Pragmatism and Realism in Philosophy of Science.” Session Presentation at the Summer Institute for American Philosophy. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, July 2001.

“Responsibility and Punishment on Deweys Theory of Democracy.” 29th Conference on Value Inquiry. Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 2001.

“Human Freedom and Its Incompatibility with Divine Omniscience.” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, University of Memphis, Tennessee, February 2001.

“Dewey and Quine.” Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, annual meeting. Indianapolis, Indiana, March 2000.

“An Empirical Metaphysics of Value.” Metaphysical Society of America, annual meeting. Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, March 2000.

“Dewey’s Reconstruction of the Logic of Realism.” Society for Realist/Antirealist Discussion, APA Eastern Division Meeting, Washington, D.C., December 1998.

“Dewey and Pragmatism.” The Second Annual NYC History of Philosophy Conference. Hunter College, New York City, May 1998.

“Peirce and Dewey on Scientific Contingency.” Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, annual meeting. University of Toronto, Ontario, March 1996.

“The ‘Indirect Reciprocity’ Prisoner’s Dilemma Game.” Workshop presented at the Conference of Instructional Technologies, sponsored by SUNY Faculty Access to Computing Technology. SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, New York, May 1995.

“The Problem With Truth.” Tri-State Philosophical Association. Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania, April 1993.

“Morality, Indirect Reciprocity, and the Prisoner’s Dilemma Game.” Seventh International Computing and Philosophy Conference. University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, August 1992.

“Reality and Refutation: John Wisdom vs. Relativism.” Western New York-Western Pennsylvania Regional Meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. Canisius College, Buffalo, New York, April 1991.

Other Invited Presentations

“Peter Hare on the Philosophy of Curt John Ducasse.” Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, March 2008.

“Thoreau and King on Civil Disobedience.” New York Pragmatist Forum, Fordham University, New York City, February 2008.

“Ectogenesis.” Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University, November 2007.

Pragmatism.” Summer Institute of the Center for Inquiry Transnational, Amherst, New York, July 2006.

“Arthur O. Lovejoy on ‘The Thirteen Pragmatisms’.” Midwest Study Group of Classical and Contemporary Pragmatism, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, September 2004.

“A Process Interpretation of Dewey’s Philosophy of Religion.” International Institute for Field-Being, XXIst World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, Turkey, August 2003.

“Addams and Dewey on World Peace.” Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy session, XXIst World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, Turkey, August 2003.

“Dewey, Democracy, and the Economic Sphere of Life.Behavioral Research Council workshop on John Dewey and Socio-Economic Theory, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, May 2003.

Dewey’s Laboratory School: Lessons for Today.” School of Education, Institute 8, Hamburg University, Germany, June 2002.

Naturalistic Realism and Scientific Relativism: A Pragmatic Reconciliation. Keynote Address, Second Annual Donald G. Wester Philosophy Conference, Oklahoma Baptist University, May 2002.

“Pragmatism and Truth: Naturalizing and Historicizing Knowledge.” Philosophy Department, Oklahoma City University, October 2001.

Commentator on “Pragmatic Instrumentalism as a Truly Practical Approach to Moral Inquiry” by Donald Koch. Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, annual meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2001.

Commentator on “Agape Within the Limits of Reason Alone” by Sharon Sytsma. Mid-South Philosophy Conference, University of Memphis, Tennessee, February 2001.

“A Pragmatically Realistic Philosophy of Science.” State University of New York at Buffalo conference, The Future of Realism in the American Tradition of Pragmatic Naturalism. Buffalo, New York, October 2000.

“The Deweyan Theory of the Moral Problem.” Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 1999.

Recognitions, Awards, and Grants

Who's Who in America, 61st Edition, 2007, and subsequent editions
Arts and Sciences Travel Award, Spring 2005

2003 OSU Distinguished Faculty Award
with meri new roman, Times New Roman, Times">Arts and Sciences Summer Research Grant, Summer 2003
Junior Faculty Award for Scholarly Excellence, OSU College of Arts and Sciences, 2002.
Dean’s Incentive Grant, Summer 2002
Arts and Sciences Summer Research Grant and Travel Award, Summer 2001
Dean’s Incentive Grant, Summer 2001
Arts and Sciences Travel Award, Fall 2001
Whos Who Among America’s Teachers, 2000 edition

Courses Taught at Corning Community College

Introduction to Philosophy
Values and Contemporary Society

Introduction to Logic
Critical Thinking
Philosophy of Life
Current Moral Issues
Introduction to Ethics
American Thought and Values
Contemporary Philosophy
Health Care Ethics
Philosophy of Religion
World Religions
Philosophy of the Arts
Social & Political Philosophy
Business Ethics

Other Professional Activities and Affiliations

Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. Coordinator of SAAP sessions at Central APA Meetings (2001-2005); Nominating Committee (2003-2005); Executive Committee (2006-2009)

William James Society. Advisory Board Member (1999-2001); Executive Committee At-Large Member (2001-2003)

Josiah Royce Society. Executive Committee Member (2003-2006)

Webmaster of The Pragmatism Cybrary at www.pragmatism.org

Reviewer for National Endowment for the Humanities, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Fordham University Press, Indiana University Press, Blackwell, Vanderbilt University Press, Southern Illinois University Press, Westview Press, Mayfield Publishing, Longman Publishing, Prometheus Books, Broadview Press, Editions Rodopi, Choice, Inquiry, International Philosophical Quarterly,

Journal of Philosophical Research, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Social Theory and Practice, Southwestern Journal of Philosophy, The Pluralist, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society
 

Member,

American Philosophical Association
International Pragmatism Society
Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
Charles S. Peirce Society
William James Society
Josiah Royce Society
Highlands Institute for American Philosophy and Theology
Centro de Estudos em Filosofia Americana e Pragmatismo (Brazil)