Dr. Ralph E. Shain



Department

Philosophy

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Philosophy
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Details

Education

PhD, 1994, Northwestern University

Teaching

  • PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHI 312 Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • PHI 302 Environmental Ethics

Research and professional interests

Contemporary French and German philosophy — Derrida, Benjamin, Bourdieu, Hegel

Publications

  • “Temporality and the Dissolution of Underdetermination Skepticism,” in New Perspectives on Realism, edited by Luca Taddio (Mimesis International, 2017). pp. 269-294.

  • “Benjamin and Collecting,” Rethinking History, 20:1, 2016, 52-79.

  • Derrida, Husserl and the Problem of Prior Sense,” Cosmos and History, 12:1, 2016.

  • “A Defence of Aristotle’s ‘Sea-Battle’ Argument,” Pli—Warwick Journal of Philosophy, 22, 2011, 124-137.

  • “Language and Later Heidegger:  What is Being?” Philosophical Forum, 40:4, 2009, 489-499.

  • “Is Recognition a Zero-Sum Game?” Telos, Spring 2008, 63-87.

  • “Derrida and Wittgenstein:  Points of Opposition,” Journal of French Philosophy, 17:2, 2007, 130-152.

  • “Derrida’s References to Wittgenstein,” International Studies in Philosophy, 37:4, 2005, 71-105.

  • “High/Low and the Discourse of ‘Anti’,” Telos, Spring 2005, 165-192.

  • “Situating Derrida:  Between Kierkegaard and Hegel,” Philosophy Today, 44:4, 2000, 388-403.

  • Legal Education and Hierarchy—A Reply to Duncan Kennedy,” Quarterly Journal of Ideology, 23:1, 2000

  • “Time, Pluralism and the Philosophy of History—Deloria and Martin on a Native American View of History,” Ayaangwaamizin—International Journal of Indigenous Philosophy, 2:1, 1999, 49-63.

  • “Mill, Quine and Natural Kinds,” Metaphilosophy, 24:3, 1993, 275-292.  

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