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Gedney: Curriculum Vitæ

Professional Employment

  • 2004 to present: Associate Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department, Gordon College, Wenham, MA
  • 1998 to 2004: Assistant Professor, Gordon College, Wenham, MA
  • 1998-2003: Associate Editor, The Paideia Project: the Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of Philosophy, in 12 volumes,   Bowling Green: The Philosophy Documentation Center
  • 1995-1997: Lecturer, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • 1997-1998: Associate Program Coordinator, American Organizing Committee, 20th World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, MA

Education

  • 1989-1995: Boston University, Boston, MA
    Degree received: Ph.D., Philosophy, May 1995
    Doctoral Dissertation: Hegel's Reconciliation of Theory and Practice
  • 1985-1988: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland:
    Degree received: M.Litt., Philosophy, July 1988
    Thesis: Wittgenstein and a Social Theory of Knowledge
  • 1983-1984: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Degree Exams: Metaphysics, Ethics, and Latin
  • 1981-1985: Gordon College, Wenham, MA
    Degree received:  B.A., Philosophy, May 1985
    Senior Thesis:  Truth Criteria in Wittgenstein

Honors

  • Magna cum laude, Gordon College, 1985
  • Kenneth Pike Scholar, Gordon College, 1982-85
  • Phi Alpha Chi, honor society of Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1985
  • Teaching Fellow of the Year, Boston University, 1991

Invited Papers

  • 2009: Respondent: Annual Meeting of the North American Karl Jaspers Society at the Central Division Meeting APA (Chicago).
  • 2009: Recognizing a Transcendent God: Thinking through the Questions of God’s Appearing at Gordon College (April).
  • 2007: APA Central Division, Chicago: Ricœur and the Ethical Shape of Remembering and Forgetting (April).
  • 2005: Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology, Wheaton College: A Love as Strong as Death: Ricœur's Reading of the "Song of Songs" , March
  • 2004: Theology and Society Series, The Church of the Advent: Theology and Postmodernism, June
  • 2004: Joint Session of the APA Committee on International Cooperation and the Karl Jaspers Society, APA-Central Division Meeting: Jaspers, Ricœur, and the Absolute Other, April
  • 2003: Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology, Villanova University: The Saving or the Sanitizing of Prayer: The Problem of the sans in Derrida's Account of Prayer, April
  • 2002: Panel Discussion: Gordon College: Corporate Greed: A Christian Response, October
  • 2001: Spring Colloquium in Philosophy at Gordon College: Faith, Knowledge, and Understanding: Some Thoughts on Warranted Christian Belief, April
  • 1998: The Metaphysical Society of America: Reason and Freedom in Hegel's Philosophy of Religion, March. And
    Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy: Rouseau's Émile: Homeschooling or Education Behind Closed Doors, August
  • 1995: Spring Colloquium in Philosophy and Religion at Gordon College: Faithful Reason and Reasonable Faith: Hegel's appropriation of Kant's Philosophy of Religion

Books and Journals Edited:

  • 2002: to present  Conviction and Critique, Annual Journal of the Philosophy Department at Gordon College.
  • 2000: "Modern Philosophy," vol. 7 of The Paideia Project: the Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of Philosophy; Bowling Green: The Philosophy Documentation Center, 2000. 

Book Chapters:

  • Forthcoming: Translation of Paul Ricœur, Fragile Identity: Respect for the Other and Cultural Identity, in a volume for Duquesne University Press. Translation of Fragile identité : respect de l’autre et identité culturelle, published in Les droits de la personne en question, Europe Europa, 2000
  • Forthcoming: Translation of Bernhard Waldenfels, Strangeness, Hospitality, and Enmity in a volume for Duquesne University Press. Translation of Fremdheit, Gastfreundschaft und Feindschaft originally published in links, Pisa/Rome, 2006.
  • 2008: "A Love as Strong as Death: Ricœur's Reading of the 'Song of Songs'," in Transforming Philosophy and Religion: Love's Wisdom, eds. Bruce Benson and Norman Wirzba, Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.
  • 2005: "The Saving or the Sanitizing of Prayer: The Problem of the sans in Derrida's Account of Prayer," in The Phenomenology of Prayer, eds. Bruce Benson and Norman Wirzba, New York: Fordham University Press, 2005.
  • 1999: "Rouseau's Émile: Homeschooling or Education Behind Closed Doors," vol. 3 of The Paideia Project: the Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of Philosophy, Bowling Green: The Philosophy Documentation Center, 1999.

Articles and Reviews:

  • 2007: “After Ethics and Affectivity: Kearney’s Hope in the God Who May Be” in International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Vol. 15 (4) (Fall).
  • “The Hope of Remembering,” a review of Paul Ricœur’s “Memory, History, Forgetting” in Research in Phenomenology.
  • 2006: "The Hope of Conversation," a review of Richard Kearney's "On Paul Ricœur: the Owl of Minerva" and "Debates in Continental Philosophy: Conversations with Contemporary Thinkers" in Religion and the Arts.
  • 2005: "Jaspers and Ricœur on the Self and the Other" in Philosophy Today, Winter 2005.
  • 2000:  with Malcolm Reid, "A Firm and Unchanging Nature," Stillpoint, Vol. 15, No. 2, spring 2000.
  • 1999:  Module Textbook, The Search for Meaning, for the Master of Liberal Arts Program at Eastern Nazerene College Quincy, Massachusetts.
  • 1999: Book Review: "Alan Gewirth and Richard T. Peterson," in Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 25, No. 1, Spring 1999.
  • 1998: Translation of Marc Richir's "Phenomène et infini," as "Phenomenon and Infinity," in The Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, vol. 20, SUNY Press, 1998.
  • 1998: "Reasonable Faith and Faithful Reason: The Central Role of Freedom in Hegel's Philosophy of Religion," in Philosophy and Theology, vol. 10, no.1, Spring 1998.

Unpublished Papers:

  • 2004: "Literature in (of the) Secret: a Possible Relationship," a translation of Jacques Derrida's "Littérature au secret: Une filiation impossible," from his Donner la mort, Paris: Galilée, 1999.
  • 2004: Overcoming the Death of God in Post-Modern Philosophy
  • 2001: Faith, Knowledge, and Understanding: Thoughts on Warranted Christian Belief

Areas of Specialization: 18th  & 19th Century Continental Philosophy, Social/Political Philosophy, Metaphysics/Ontology, and Philosophy of the Human Sciences

Areas of Competence: 20th  & 21st Century Continental Philosophy, Analytic or Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosphy of Religion, Ethics, and Logic and Rhetoric

Current Teaching: Core Courses: Great Ideas: Antiquity, Great Ideas: Modernity, and Philosophy of the Human Person Upper Level Courses: Critique of Liberalism, Philosophy of Law Formal Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, Recent Philosophy: Human Condition, Recent Philosophy: Language and Interpretation, and Post-Modern Philosophy of Religion

Languages: English (native speaker); French (read, written, spoken); German (read, written, spoken); Classical Latin (read); Attic Greek (read)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Philosophical Society
  • Hegel Society
  • Metaphysical Society
  • Society for Christian Philosophers
  • Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
  • Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology

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