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Brian Seitz

Professor

Academic Division: Arts & Humanities
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Bio

Dr. Seitz teaches Ethics and advanced level philosophy courses, including Social and Political Philosophy; Nature, Technology, and Values; Modern Philosophy; Existentialism; and Aesthetics. One of the faculty leaders of Babson’s BRIC Program, he also teaches Russia in Modernity: History, Politics & Culture, in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is the author of The Trace of Political Representation (SUNY Press) and co-author of The Iroquois and Athenians: A Political Ontology (Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield). His most recent monograph, Intersubjectivity and the Double: Troubled Matters, is under contract with Palgrave Macmillan. He is also co-editor of Being in Transit: Thoughts on Travel, Place, and Culture (forthcoming), Living with Class: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Material Culture (Palgrave Macmillan), Fashion Statements: On Style, Appearance, and Reality (Palgrave Macmillan), Eating Culture (SUNY Press), and Etiquette: Reflections on Contemporary Comportment (SUNY Press), as well as numerous articles in the areas of social and political philosophy, continental philosophy, and environmental philosophy. ​

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • MA, University of Colorado
  • BA, Beloit College

Academic Interests

Continental Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy; Environmental Philosophy

Awards & Honors

  • 2003 - Sabbatical, Babson College
  • 2001 - Babson Faculty Summer Research Grant, Babson College
  • 1999 - Babson Faculty Summer Research Grant, Babson College
  • 1997 - Babson Faculty Development Grants
  • 1997 - Babson Faculty Summer Research Grant, Babson College
  • 1996 - Babson Faculty Development Grants
  • 1992 - Hollins Faculty Research Awards
  • 1991 - Hollins Faculty Research Awards
  • 1990 - Hollins Faculty Research Awards
  • 1986 - President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Grad Student, Stony Brook
  • 1982 - Teaching Assistantships, Stony Brook
  • 1979 - Graduate Study Grant, Boulder

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • CVA 2001: ETHICS (PHL)
  • PHL 4609: TECHNOLOGY NATURE AND VALUES
  • BRC 2402: RUSSIA IN MODERNITY:HIST POL CULT

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Seitz, B.T. (2014). Freud’s dream of the double. Continental Philosophy Review, 47(2), 177-193. link
  • Seitz, B.T. (2014). The Other Subject of Husserl: A Troubled Double. Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, 18(2), 453-471. link
  • Seitz, B.T. (2012). Precisely Not Me: The Double in Dostoevsky . Dostoevsky Journal: An Independent Review, The, 12-13, 59-80.
  • Seitz, B.T. (2012). Foucault and the Subject of Stoic Existence. Human Studies, 35(4), 539-554.
  • Seitz, B.T. (2010). Intersubjectivity and Death: Heidegger and the Iroquois. Comparative and Continental Philosophy, 2(1)
  • Seitz, B.T. (2007). "Foucault and the Subject of Stoic Existence" . Foucault’s Genealogies
  • Seitz, B.T., Scapp, R. (2007). “On Being Becoming: An Introduction to Etiquette” . Etiquette
  • Seitz, B.T. (2005). “Democracy, Representation, and Sovereignty in the 21st Century”. Market Democracy in Russia
  • Seitz, B.T. (2005). “He Who has Lost Something but Knows Where to Find It: Iroquois ‘Law’ and the Withdrawal of the Origin”. Dialogue & Universalism, 3-4
  • Seitz, B.T. (2004). "Foucault and the Subject of Freedom" . Studies in Practical Philosophy, 2(4)
  • Seitz, B.T. (2004). "Sartre, Foucault, and the Subject of Philosophy’s Situation" . Sartre Studies International, 10(2)
  • Seitz, B.T. (1998). "Metapaideia and the Subject of Orientation" . Dialogue and Universalism, 8(10)
  • Seitz, B.T. (1993). "Constituting the Political Subject, Using Foucault" . Man and World: An International Philosophical Review, 26
  • Seitz, B.T. (1993). "Metaphysics and the Subject of Political Representation". New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture(26)
  • Seitz, B.T. (1990). "The Televised and the Untelevised". Postmodernism in Philosophy and the Arts

Books

  • Seitz, B. (2016). Intersubjectivity and the Double: Troubled Matters: Palgrave
  • Schapp, R., Seitz, B.T. (2013). Living with Class: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Material Culture. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Seitz, B.T., Thorp, T. (2013). The Iroquois and the Athenians: A Political Ontology. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books
  • Seitz, B.T. (2010). Hunting for Meaning: A Glimpse of the Game: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Seitz, B.T. (2007). Etiquette: Reflections on Contemporary Comportment: SUNY Press
  • Seitz, B.T. (1998). Eating Culture : SUNY Press
  • Seitz, B.T. (1995). The Trace of Political Representation: SUNY Press

Articles

  • Seitz, B.T. (2002, ) “The Business of Ethics” . Babson Review
  • Seitz, B.T. (1996, ) "Power and the Constitution of Sartre's Identity" . Philosophy Today
  • Seitz, B.T. (1992, ) "The Identity of the Subject, After Sartre" . Philosophy Today

Book Chapters

  • Seitz, B.T. (2014). Blurring Boundaries: Freedom, Enclosure, and Death. In Martin Drenthen and Jozef Keulartz (Ed.), Old World and New World Perspectives in Environmental Philosophy: Transatlantic Conversations .: Springer
  • Seitz, B.T., Scapp, R. (2010). Just Looks.Fashion Statements.: Palgrave Macmillian
  • Seitz, B.T., , J. (in press). "One Foot in Front of the Other: A Physicality Manifesto".Outsider Imperatives: Manifestos for the Future of World Thought.: Routledge
  • Seitz, B.T. (in press). "Hunting Time: Philosophy Afield".: University of South Carolina Press
  • Seitz, B.T., Scapp, R. (1998). "Introduction".Eating Culture.: SUNY Press

Book Reviews

  • Seitz, B.T. (2011). Reading Sartre. Philosophical Inquiry, 108-111.

Others

  • Seitz, B.T., , J. (in press). "One Foot in Front of the Other: A Physicality Manifesto": Routledge
  • Seitz, B.T. (in press). "Hunting Time: Philosophy Afield": University of South Carolina Press
  • Seitz, B.T., Scapp, R. (2010). Fashion Statements: On Style, Appearance, and Reality: Palgrave MacMillian

Presentations

  • Traditions for the Present: A Politology Seminar
    Seitz, B., Thorp, T. Traditions for the Present: A Politology Seminar Sitka Institute: Thinking on the Edge, Sitka, Alaska (2016)
  • “Thresholds and Double Spaces in Crime and Punishment”
    Seitz, B. “Thresholds and Double Spaces in Crime and Punishment” The Legacy of F. M. Dostoevsky: 150 Years since the Publication of "Crime and Punishment" , University of Granada, Granada, Spain (2016)
  • “Ontological Material: Remarking Rocks”
    Seitz, B. “Ontological Material: Remarking Rocks” Annual meeting of the Comparative & Continental Philosophy Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland (2015)
  • Hunting Time: Philosophy Afield (cancelled for medical reasons)
    Seitz, B. Hunting Time: Philosophy Afield (cancelled for medical reasons) 3rd Annual Land Use and Ethics Symposium, Newcomb, NY (2014)
  • A Phenomenology of Fences
    Seitz, B. A Phenomenology of Fences International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP), Rochester, NY (2013)
  • Deganawidah, the Double, and Philosophy
    Seitz, B. Deganawidah, the Double, and Philosophy Annual Meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), Saskatoon, SK (2013)
  • Designation, Division, and the Double: An Exercise in Field Phenomenology
    Seitz, B. Designation, Division, and the Double: An Exercise in Field Phenomenology 2nd Annual Land Use and Ethics Symposium, Newcomb, NY (2013)
  • Philosophy and Technology panel
    Seitz, B. Philosophy and Technology panel Futures of Philosophy Conference, Stony Brook, NY (2013)
  • Blurring Boundaries: Freedom, Enclosure, and Death
    Seitz, B. Blurring Boundaries: Freedom, Enclosure, and Death International Society for Environmental Ethics , Netherlands (2012)
  • Fences and Space: Managing Freedom
    Seitz, B. Fences and Space: Managing Freedom Land Use and Ethics Symposium , Newcomb, New York (2012)
  • The Haudenosaunee Double
    Seitz, B. The Haudenosaunee Double Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle, Cork, Ireland (2011)
  • Blurring Boundaries: Freedom, Enclosure, and Death
    Seitz, B. Blurring Boundaries: Freedom, Enclosure, and Death International Society for Envrionmental Ethics and the International Association for Envrionmental Philosophy, Nijmegen, Netherlands (2011)
  • Loss in Political Memory
    Seitz, B. Loss in Political Memory Thinking (With)Out Borders II, University of St. Andrews, UK (2010)
  • Heidegger and the Haudenosaunee: Intersubjectivity and Death
    Seitz, B. Heidegger and the Haudenosaunee: Intersubjectivity and Death Annual meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Tuscon (2010)
  • Hunting for Meaning
    Seitz, B. Hunting for Meaning Annual Meeting of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy, Washington D.C. (2009)
  • Some Consolation: The Double in Philosophy and Western Existentialism
    Seitz, B. Some Consolation: The Double in Philosophy and Western Existentialism Annual Meetin of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, London (2009)
  • Dasein Lost in Iroquoia
    Seitz, B. Dasein Lost in Iroquoia Babson College Research Chat, Babson College (2009)
  • “Phenomenology and the Poltics of Death”
    Seitz, B. “Phenomenology and the Poltics of Death” presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology, Pittsburgh (2008)
  • “Native New Yorkers”
    Seitz, B. “Native New Yorkers” Locations, Relocations, and Dislocations: History and the Movements of People in the U.S., New York City (2007)
  • “Poiesis, Representation, and the Experience of Politics”
    Seitz, B. “Poiesis, Representation, and the Experience of Politics” annual meeting of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, Washington, D.C (2003)
  • “The Practice of the Principle: From the Past to Politology”
    Seitz, B. “The Practice of the Principle: From the Past to Politology” Celebrating Thirty Years of Stony Brook Doctorates Conference, Stony Brook (2003)
  • “Politology, the Iroquois Social Imaginary, and the Recession of the Third”
    Seitz, B. “Politology, the Iroquois Social Imaginary, and the Recession of the Third” annual meeting of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL), Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2002)
  • “On Killing: 911”
    Seitz, B. “On Killing: 911” annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), not available (2001)
  • "Stories of the Subject Past"
    Seitz, B. "Stories of the Subject Past" winter session of the IAPL, Naples, Italy (2000)
  • "The Subject of Casey"
    Seitz, B. "The Subject of Casey" Scholar's Session on the work of Edward S. Casey at the annual SPEP meeting, Eugene, Oregon (1999)
  • "Sartre, Foucault, and the Subject's Situation"
    Seitz, B. "Sartre, Foucault, and the Subject's Situation" annual meeting of the North American Sartre Society, Loyola Marymount U., Los Angeles (1999)
  • "On the Edge of Iroquoia"
    Seitz, B. "On the Edge of Iroquoia" invited lecture delivered at Siena College, Albany, New York (1998)
  • "A Simultaneity of Discourses: The Chain, the Contract, a Differend"
    Seitz, B. "A Simultaneity of Discourses: The Chain, the Contract, a Differend" annual meeting of the Pacific Division of The American Philosophical Association, Los Angeles (1998)
  • "Past Universal: Notes on the Coordinates of Stoic Identity"
    Seitz, B. "Past Universal: Notes on the Coordinates of Stoic Identity" annual meeting of the Eastern Division of The American Philosophical Association, Philadelphia (1997)
  • "Twin¬ Covenants: Iroquoia and New York"
    Seitz, B. "Twin¬ Covenants: Iroquoia and New York" annual meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory, Mexico City (1997)
  • "The Vicissitudes of Territory and the Shape of Iroquois Power"
    Seitz, B. "The Vicissitudes of Territory and the Shape of Iroquois Power" annual IAPL meeting, University of Alabama, Mobile (1997)
  • "Foucault on the Brief Life of 'Man'"
    Seitz, B. "Foucault on the Brief Life of 'Man'" Third Annual Wisdom Rendezvous, Wise River, Montana (1996)
  • "The Powers of 'Tribe'"
    Seitz, B. "The Powers of 'Tribe'" annual meeting of the IAPL, Fairfax, Virginia (1996)
  • "Managing the Future"
    Seitz, B. "Managing the Future" Earth as Human Home Conference, Warsaw, Poland (1996)
  • "Social Sciences as a Foundation of Sustainable Development"
    Seitz, B. "Social Sciences as a Foundation of Sustainable Development" Polish Senate's The Earth as Human Home Conference, Warsaw, Poland (1996)
  • "Truth Tools: Continental Philosophy as a Resource for Undergraduates"
    Seitz, B. "Truth Tools: Continental Philosophy as a Resource for Undergraduates" LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York (1994)
  • "Rough Translations: Tribal Identity and The Case of the Carlisle Indian School"
    Seitz, B. "Rough Translations: Tribal Identity and The Case of the Carlisle Indian School" annual SPEP meeting, New Orleans (1993)
  • "Networking the Truth: Watching Nietzsche on TV"
    Seitz, B. "Networking the Truth: Watching Nietzsche on TV" annual meeting of the IAPL, Pittsburgh (1993)
  • "Communicating Power and Martialing Consent"
    Seitz, B. "Communicating Power and Martialing Consent" annual SPEP meeting, Memphis (1991)
  • "Communication and 'the Hospitality of the Airwaves'"
    Seitz, B. "Communication and 'the Hospitality of the Airwaves'" Conference in Values, Long Island, NY (1990)
  • "Images of the Political Subject that Count"
    Seitz, B. "Images of the Political Subject that Count" Socialist Scholars Conference, B.M.C.C./CUNY (1989)
  • "Univocal Formation of the Tribes: The Tolerances of White Identities"
    Seitz, B. "Univocal Formation of the Tribes: The Tolerances of White Identities" Strategies of Critique Symposium, Toronto (1987)