Mitchell Stuart Aboulafia, PHD

Mitchell Stuart Aboulafia, PHD

Professor

Department : Philosophy

Email : mitchell.aboulafia@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7124

Office : DLS 438

Education

PHD, Boston College
BA, SUNY Stony Brook

About

Fellow, Center for Ethics, Manhattan College, current.  

Fellow, Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2012-2013.

Research

  • Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Pragmatism, 19th and 20th European Thought, and the interaction between European and American Philosophy.  
  • Current research focuses on the nature of the self, self-determination, judgment, and the sources of moral action.

Professional Experience

Chair of Liberal Arts (2006-2008) and director of Interdivisional Liberal Arts (2008-2011) at The Juilliard School; co-director of the Writing and Communication Center, The Juilliard School (2007-2011); professor of liberal arts and philosophy, The Juilliard School; professor of philosophy, Pennsylvania State University (2003-2006); professor and chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Denver (1995-2003); director of Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs in Humanities and Social Science, University of Colorado, Denver (1997-2003); assistant, associate, and professor of humanities and philosophy, University of Houston-Clear Lake (1978-95). Director, Project for Professional Ethics, University of Houston-Clear Lake; co-director, Center for Ethics and Community, University of Colorado, Denver.

Publications & Professional Activities

  • Author of Transcendence: On Self-Determination and Cosmopolitanism (Stanford University Press)
  • Author of The Cosmopolitan Self: George Herbert Mead and Continental Philosophy (University of Illinois Press)
  • Author of The Mediating Self: Mead, Sartre, and Self-Determination (Yale University Press)
  • Author of The Self-Winding Circle: A Study of Hegel's System (W.H. Green).
  • Editor of Philosophy, Social Theory, and the Thought of George Herbert Mead (SUNY Press)
  • Co-editor of Habermas and Pragmatism (Routledge).
  • Also author of numerous articles in social theory, American philosophy, and European thought on topics such as cosmopolitanism, sympathy, expressivism, recognition, ethics of care, the social self, and individuality, as well as on philosophers and social theorists, for example, Habermas, Hegel, G. H. Mead, W.E.B. Du Bois, William James, Sartre, Charles Taylor, Bourdieu, and Levinas.
  • Co-editor of the journal Contemporary Pragmatism from 2008-2013.

Honors & Awards

Distinguished Ph.D. Award, Boston College, presented by the faculty of the Department of Philosophy in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Boston College Graduate School, April 2004. (One graduate selected by the faculty to represent all of the Department’s doctoral alumni.)

Professional Memberships

 Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Society for Philosophy of Agency

Grants

IBM/TQM: three grants from IBM, to fund the Project for Professional Ethics, 1993, 1994, 1995. GTE Lectureships in Technology and Ethics, a conference on Values and Space Technologies, through the Project for Professional Ethics. President's Fund for the Humanities, University of Colorado, several grants. Faculty Research Support Fund, University of Houston-Clear Lake, several grants.

Courses Taught/Teaching

PHIL 150      Roots: Philosophy
PHIL 334      Existentialism

PHIL 325      Marx and Marxism
GOVT 374    Western Political Thought
PHIL 374      Western Political Thought
PSYC 330     Philosophy and Psychology
PHIL 299      Philosophy and Psychology

Phil 399        Metaphysics

Related Documents

simulation_interaction_and_ethics.pdf

Other Links

Manhattan College Center for Ethics
Transcendence: On Self-Determination and Cosmopolitanism
The Cosmopolitan Self
Philosophy, Social Theory, and the Thought of G.H. Mead
Habermas and Pragmatism (info and review)
(article) George Herbert Mead, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy