Faculty

Dr. Josh Hayes

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

 

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., New School for Social Research: Graduate Faculty, 2005
  • M.A., New School for Social Research: Graduate Faculty, 2001
  • B.A., Classics-History-Politics, The Colorado College, 1998

About Dr. Hayes

Josh Hayes teaches undergraduate courses in moral and political philosophy, theoretical and applied ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, environmental philosophy, aesthetics, and historically thematic courses in ancient philosophy (Pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, and Hellenistic philosophy), medieval philosophy (Christian, Jewish, and Islamic), early modern philosophy, and nineteenth and twentieth-century continental philosophy.

Before coming to Alvernia, he previously taught at Santa Clara University, the University of San Francisco, and Stanford University, where he was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship. His area of specialization includes Aristotle and the history of Aristotelian commentary. His dissertation was awarded the Dissertation Essay Prize from the Review of Metaphysics.

He is the author of numerous articles focusing upon the influence of Aristotle in twentieth-century phenomenology and the editor of Aristotle and the Arabic Tradition (Cambridge University Press). He is a member of the Ancient Philosophy Society, the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, the International Association of Environmental Philosophy, and the American Philosophical Association.

In addition to teaching philosophy, Josh enjoys running, cycling, and climbing throughout Berks County, PA.


Areas of Interest

Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy,  Environmental Philosophy, Ethics, Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy


Books

  • Aristotle and the Arabic Tradition, eds. Ahmed Alwishah and Josh Hayes (Cambridge University Press, 2015)


Recent Articles and Book Chapters

  • “The Arabic Reception of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics” Aristotle and the Arabic Tradition, eds. Ahmed Alwishah and Josh Hayes (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
  • “Predilections of Eros: Plato and the Beginning(s) of Nature” Ontology of Nature: Continental Readings of Nature, ed. Marjolein Oele and Gerard Kuperus (Kluwer Academic Press, forthcoming)
  • “Being Ensouled: Desire as an Efficient Cause in Aristotle’s De  Anima” Epochē: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, Volume 17.2 (2013): 313-335.
  • “Being at Home: Gary Snyder and the Poetics of Place” Philosophy of the Beats, ed. Sharin Elkholy (University of Kentucky Press, 2012), 47-62.
  • “Being-Affected: Heidegger, Aristotle, and the Pathology of Truth” Interpreting Heidegger: Critical Essays, ed. Daniel Dahlstrom (Cambridge University Press, 2011), 156-173.
  • “Deconstructing Dasein: Heidegger’s Earliest Interpretations of Aristotle’s De Anima” The Review of Metaphysics, vol. 61 (2007): 263-293.
  • “Heidegger, Aristotle, Animality” Philosophy Today, vol. 51 (2007): 82-88.
  • “Fundamental Ontology and the Problem of Animal Life” Revue de théorie et culture existentialistes et phénoménologie 2, no. 2 (2007): 42-60.
  • “Heidegger’s Metontology and the Metaphysics of Transcendence” Gatherings: Proceedings of the North American Heidegger Circle, 2007.
  • “A Life of Time and Desire: Reflections on Heidegger’s De Anima” Existentia: An International Journal of Philosophy, vol. XVI (2006): 365-378.
  • “The Desire of Dasein: Heidegger’s Interpretation of Aristotelian Orexis” Gatherings: Proceedings of the North American Heidegger Circle, 2006.


Recent Book Reviews

  • Aristotle on the Nature of Community by Adriel Trott, Journal of Hellenic Studies, forthcoming
  • Plato’s Gods by Gerd Van Riel, Review of Metaphysics, vol. 67 (2014): 891-93.
  • The Gift of Science: Leibniz and the Modern Legal Tradition by Roger Berkowitz, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 82, No. 3 (2008): 523-526.
  • Heidegger and Aristotle: The Twofoldness of Being by Walter Brogan Existentia: An International Journal of Philosophy, XVII (2007): 473-479.
  • Praxis und Logos bei Aristoteles by Friederike Rese, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, Vol. 26, no. 1 (2005): 224-228.


Recent Conference Presentations and Invited Papers

  • “Wallace Stegner and the Place of the American West”  International Association of Environmental Philosophy, New Orleans, October 2014
  • “Fifty Days At Illiam: Cy Twombly and the Homeric Tradition” Pacific Association of the Continental Tradition, Loyola Marymount University, October 2014
  • “Always Coming Home: Wallace Stegner’s West” Pacific Association of the Continental Tradition, University of San Francisco, November 2013 
  • “Aristotle’s Zoo: Thinking with Other Animals” Alvernia University Salon Series, November 2013
  • “A Conflict of Interpretation: Agamben and Derrida before the Law” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Rochester, November 2012
  • “Back on Fire: Dōgen, Snyder and the Heraclitean Logos” Pacific Association of the Continental Tradition, University of Hawaii, September 2012
  • “Ambiguities of Eros: Heidegger’s Encounter with Plato’s Theaetetus” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Philadelphia, 2011  
  • “Being at Home: Gary Snyder and the Poetics of Place” International Association of Environmental Philosophy, Philadelphia, October 2011
  • “The Myth of the Trickster: Old Man Coyote and Hermes as Political Animals” Pacific Association of the Continental Tradition, Seattle  University, October 2011
  • “The Striving Soul: On Plato’s Theaetetus 186a” William J. Prior Philosophy Conference, Santa Clara University, May 2010
  • “A Fact of Life: Heidegger and the Facticity of Ruinance” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Montreal, November 2010
  • “Being Ensouled: Desire and Movement in Aristotle’s De Anima” Ancient Philosophy Society, Michigan State University, April 2010
  • “Life and Logos: Revisiting the Problem of Animal Cognition” Bay Area Continental Philosophy Association, University of San Francisco, May 2009
  • “Taking the Leap: Heidegger and the Other Beginning” Philosophy Research Group, Stanford University, October 2008
  • “The Logos of the Living: An Ontology of the Animal” International Association of Environmental Philosophy, Eugene, May 2008
  • “Being Open and Being True: Reading Heidegger, Reading Aristotle” Philosophy Lecture Series, University of San Francisco, February 2007
  • “Dasein and the Facticity of Animality” Philosophy Lecture Series, California State University-Stanislaus, May 2007
  • “Heidegger’s Metontology and the Metaphysics of Transcendence” North American Heidegger Conference, DePaul University, May 2007
  • “Heidegger, Aristotle, and Animal Life” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Philadelphia, Fall 2006
  • “The Desire of Dasein: Heidegger’s Interpretation of Aristotelian Orexis” North American Heidegger Conference, Boston University, Spring 2006
  • “Deconstructing Dasein: Heidegger’s Earliest Interpretations of Aristotle’s De Anima” Invited lecture, University of Wisconsin, December 2005
  • “Kant’s Phenomenology of Respect”Collegium Phaenomenologicum, July 2004

Contact Information

 
PH: Josh Hayes

Josh Hayes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

     Francis Hall 231
     Phone:  610.796.3009
     josh.hayes@alvernia.edu




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