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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), Forthcoming in Understanding Merleau-Ponty, Understanding Modernism (Bloomsbury).

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


(forthcoming) "Faithless Address: Kristeva and the Ethics of Listening," Kristeva Circle, University of Pittsburgh, October 2017.

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