Brock Bahler

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Lecturer II

Fields

Philosophy of religion, Christian philosophy, Jewish philosophy, continental philosophy, embodied cognition, philosophy of childhood, critical race theory, gender studies

Teaching

Philosophy of Religion, Religion & Rationality, Science & Religion, Maimonides: Guide of the Perplexed, Modern & Contemporary Jewish Thought, Philosophy of Race & Religion, Classics of Christian Thought, Capstone Seminar

Spotlight: “Teaching Heroes: Religious Studies Lecturer Hopes to break Down Stereotypes.” University Times 51, no. 23: July 25, 2019.

University Affiliation

Secondary appointment in the Department of Philosophy; affiliated faculty in Jewish Studies, Center for Bioethics & Health Law, and Global Studies Center 

Advisory Board, Office of Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement

Education & Training

  • PhD, Duquesne University

Representative Publications

The Logic of Racial Practice (editor), forthcoming (Lexington, 2020). 

“The Embodied Practices of Whiteness: Unpacking One’s White Supremacist Education.” Forthcoming in The Logic of Racial Practice (Lexington, 2020) 

Book Review Essay: “Mara H. Benjamin. The Obligated Self: Maternal Subjectivity and Jewish Thought. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018.” Journal of Jewish Identities, 13, no. 1 (July 2020): 127–30.

What Hand Transplantation Teaches Us about Embodiment,” AMA Journal of Ethics Special Issue: “Conceptualizing Quality of Life in Reconstructive Transplant Ethics” 21, no. 11 (Nov. 2019): E996–1002.

“The Tree of Life: Wisdom in the Aftermath of Terror.” Philosophy in the Contemporary World, 25, no 1 (2019): 107-20.

“How Levinas Can (and Cannot) Help Us with Political Apology in the Context of Systemic Racism.” Religions 9, no. 11 (2018): 1-22.

“Merleau-Ponty on Embodied Cognition: A Phenomenological Interpretation of Spinal Cord Epidural Stimulation and Paralysis,” Essays in Philosophy 17, no. 2 (July 2016): 69–93.

Philosophy of Childhood Today: Exploring the Boundaries, coedited with David Kennedy (Lexington, 2016)

Childlike Peace in Merleau-Ponty and Levinas: Intersubjectivity as Dialectical Spiral (Lexington, 2016).

“Merleau-Ponty on Children and Childhood,” Childhood & Philosophy 11, no. 22 (2015), 1-20. 

“Levinas and the Parent-Child Relation: A Merleau-Pontyian Critique of Appropriating Levinas to Developmental Psychology,” The Humanistic Psychologist, 43, no. 2 (2015).

“Emmanuel Levinas, Radical Orthodoxy, and an Ontology of Originary Peace.” Journal of Religious Ethics 42, no. 3 (2014): 516-39.

“Al-Farabi’s Religious Inclusivism: Prolegomena for Dialogue between Islam and the West.” Kinesis 39, no. 1 (Spring 2012).

“Kierkegaard’s View of Religious Pluralism in Concluding Unscientific Postscript.” Intermountain West Journal of Religious Studies 3, no. 1 (2011).

“Derridean Hospitality in an Age of Political Xenophobia.” The American Future (2010).

“A Catholic Bishop and Two Atheists Bringing Justice to the World: Augustine, Singer, & Nagel on Equality and Partialit.,” Fides Quaerens Intellectum 4.1 (2009)