Department of Philosophy

MSC 03 2140
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Humanities (HUM)

Phone: (505) 277-2405
Fax: (505) 277-6362

James Bodington

PhD Student


Previous Degree/s: BA in philosophy, Suffolk University; MA in philosophy, Boston University.

Philosophical Interests: 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Gender Theory, and Social and Political Philosophy.


Perceptual Faith” (detailed glossary entry), in Understanding Merleau-Ponty, Understanding Modernism (Bloomsbury, forthcoming).

(with Iain Thomson), "Against Immortality, or: Why Death is Better than the Alternative."  Intelligence Unbound (Blackwell, 2014).


“Empathy In Speech: An Extension of Kristeva's Analytical Ethics,” Conference of the Society for Women in Philosophy – Ireland (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2016).

"Whose Body? Disabled Embodiments and the Question of the Natural," PhiloSOPHIA, Emory University, May 16, 2015

"Ec-static Grief," at Penn State University Philosophy Graduate Student Conference, March 1st, 2014.

"Against Exceptionalism: The Task of a New Philosophy of Animality," at "Personhood Beyond the Human" Conference at Yale University, December 7th, 2013.

"Primordiality and Postmodernity: Rereading Heidegger on Saint Paul" Boston College Graduate Student Conference, March 2013

"Disentangling the Neuronal Self: A Kristevan Critique of the Contemporary Metaphorics of Self", Kristeva Circle, Siena College, October 2012

"Neuroplasticity and Neurofemininity: Malabou, Irigaray, and the Revolutionary Potential of a New Metaphorics of the Brain", University of New Mexico Graduate Student Conference, April 2012.