Brian Seitz

  • Professor
Academic Division: Arts & Humanities

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 Intersubjectivity and the Double: Troubled Matters (Palgrave), The Trace of Political Representation (SUNY Press), and co-author of The Iroquois and Athenians: A Political Ontology (Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield). 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

  • 2016 — Babson Faculty Research Scholar, Babson College
  • 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
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2018

    • LVA 2006 RUSSIA IN MODERNITY
    • PHL 4609 TECHNOLOGY NATURE AND VALUES

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Seitz, B.T. (2018). “Grids of Power: A Phenomenology of Fuel” .
  • Seitz, B.T. (2017). "Thresholds in Crime and Punishment". Vol: #16. Journal Mundo Eslavo.
  • Seitz, B.T. (2014). Freud’s dream of the double. Continental Philosophy Review. Vol: 47, Issue: 2, Page: 177-193. Springer Netherlands. link
  • Seitz, B.T. (2014). The Other Subject of Husserl: A Troubled Double. Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy. Vol: 18, Issue: 2, Page: 453-471. Philosophy Documentation Center. link
  • Seitz, B.T. (2012). Precisely Not Me: The Double in Dostoevsky . Dostoevsky Journal: An Independent Review, The. Vol: 12-13, Page: 59-80. Charles Schlacks, Jr..
  • Seitz, B.T. (2012). Foucault and the Subject of Stoic Existence. Human Studies. Vol: 35, Issue: 4, Page: 539-554. Springer Netherlands.
  • Seitz, B.T. (2010). Intersubjectivity and Death: Heidegger and the Iroquois. Comparative and Continental Philosophy. Vol: 2, Issue: 1.
  • Seitz, B.T. (2007). "Foucault and the Subject of Stoic Existence" . Foucault’s Genealogies. Routledge.
  • Seitz, B.T., Scapp, R. (2007). “On Being Becoming: An Introduction to Etiquette” . Etiquette. SUNY Press.
  • Seitz, B.T. (2005). “Democracy, Representation, and Sovereignty in the 21st Century”. Market Democracy in Russia. Wisdom House Press.
  • 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. Vol: 3-4.
  • Seitz, B.T. (2004). "Foucault and the Subject of Freedom" . Studies in Practical Philosophy. Vol: 2, Issue: 4.
  • Seitz, B.T. (2004). "Sartre, Foucault, and the Subject of Philosophy’s Situation" . Sartre Studies International. Vol: 10, Issue: 2.
  • Seitz, B.T. (1998). "Metapaideia and the Subject of Orientation" . Dialogue and Universalism. Vol: 8, Issue: 10.
  • Seitz, B.T. (1993). "Constituting the Political Subject, Using Foucault" . Man and World: An International Philosophical Review. Vol: 26.
  • Seitz, B.T. (1993). "Metaphysics and the Subject of Political Representation". New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture. Issue: 26.
  • Seitz, B.T. (1990). "The Televised and the Untelevised". Postmodernism in Philosophy and the Arts. Routledge.

Books

  • Seitz, B.T. (2018). Being in Transit: Travel, Place, and Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Seitz, B. (2016). Intersubjectivity and the Double: Troubled Matters. Palgrave.
  • Seitz, B., Scapp, R. (2013). Living with Class: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Material Culture. Page: 240. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Seitz, B.T., Thorp, T. (2013). The Iroquois and the Athenians: A Political Ontology. Page: 306. Lexington Books.
  • Seitz, B.T. (2010). Hunting for Meaning: A Glimpse of the Game: Hunting Philosophy for Everyone: In Search for the Wild Life. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Seitz, B.T. (2007). Etiquette: Reflections on Contemporary Comportment: Hot Topics: Contemporary Philosophy and Culture Series. Vol: 3. SUNY Press.
  • Seitz, B.T. (1998). Eating Culture : Hot Topics: Contemporary Philosophy and Culture Series. Vol: 1. SUNY Press.
  • Seitz, B.T. (1995). The Trace of Political Representation. SUNY Press.

Book Chapters

  • Seitz, B.T. (2018). "Hunting Time: Philosophy Afield". University of South Carolina Press.
  • Seitz, B.T., Veneman, J. (2017). "One Foot in Front of the Other: A Physicality Manifesto": Outsider Imperatives: Manifestos for the Future of World Thought. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Seitz, B.T. (in press). Fences and Field Philosophy: Thinking at the Edge. Northwestern University Press.
  • Seitz, B.T. (2014). "Blurring Boundaries: Freedom, Enclosure, and Death". Springer.
  • Seitz, B.T., Scapp, R. (2010). Just Looks: Fashion Statements. Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Seitz, B.T., Scapp, R. (1998). "Introduction": Eating Culture. SUNY Press.

Book Reviews

  • Seitz, B.T. (2011). Reading Sartre: Philosophical Inquiry. Page: 108-111. Cambridge University Press.

Other

  • Seitz, B.T., Scapp, R. (2010). Fashion Statements: On Style, Appearance, and Reality. Palgrave MacMillian.
  • Seitz, B.T. (2009). Potrero Photo Project.

Articles - Circular or newsletter (e.g., Babson Insight)

  • 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.

Presentations

  • Trespassing: Property from Other Sides of the Fence Seitz, B. Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition, Yosemite National Park (2018)
  • A Phenomenology of Roads Seitz, B. Comparative & Continental Philosophy Circle, Bath, England (2018)
  • The Radical Outside Seitz, B. Society for Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy, Memphis (2017)
  • Geological Passions Seitz, B. Society for Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy, Salt Lake City (2016)
  • Traditions for the Present: A Politology Seminar Seitz, B. Thorp, T. Sitka Institute: Thinking on the Edge, Sitka, Alaska (2016)
  • “Thresholds and Double Spaces in Crime and Punishment” Seitz, B. 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. Annual meeting of the Comparative & Continental Philosophy Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland (2015)
  • Hunting Time: Philosophy Afield (cancelled for medical reasons) Seitz, B. 3rd Annual Land Use and Ethics Symposium, Newcomb, NY (2014)
  • A Phenomenology of Fences Seitz, B. International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP), Rochester, NY (2013)
  • Deganawidah, the Double, and Philosophy Seitz, B. 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. 2nd Annual Land Use and Ethics Symposium, Newcomb, NY (2013)
  • Philosophy and Technology panel Seitz, B. Futures of Philosophy Conference, Stony Brook, NY (2013)
  • Blurring Boundaries: Freedom, Enclosure, and Death Seitz, B. International Society for Environmental Ethics , Netherlands (2012)
  • Fences and Space: Managing Freedom Seitz, B. Land Use and Ethics Symposium , Newcomb, New York (2012)
  • The Haudenosaunee Double Seitz, B. Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle, Cork, Ireland (2011)
  • Blurring Boundaries: Freedom, Enclosure, and Death Seitz, B. International Society for Envrionmental Ethics and the International Association for Envrionmental Philosophy, Nijmegen, Netherlands (2011)
  • Loss in Political Memory Seitz, B. Thinking (With)Out Borders II, University of St. Andrews, UK (2010)
  • Heidegger and the Haudenosaunee: Intersubjectivity and Death Seitz, B. Annual meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Tuscon (2010)
  • Hunting for Meaning Seitz, B. Annual Meeting of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy, Washington D.C. (2009)
  • Some Consolation: The Double in Philosophy and Western Existentialism Seitz, B. Annual Meetin of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, London (2009)
  • Dasein Lost in Iroquoia Seitz, B. Babson College Research Chat, Babson College (2009)
  • “Phenomenology and the Poltics of Death” Seitz, B. presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology, Pittsburgh (2008)
  • “Native New Yorkers” Seitz, B. 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. 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. Celebrating Thirty Years of Stony Brook Doctorates Conference, Stony Brook (2003)
  • “Politology, the Iroquois Social Imaginary, and the Recession of the Third” Seitz, B. annual meeting of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL), Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2002)
  • “On Killing: 911” Seitz, B. annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), not available (2001)
  • "Stories of the Subject Past" Seitz, B. winter session of the IAPL, Naples, Italy (2000)
  • "The Subject of Casey" Seitz, B. 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. annual meeting of the North American Sartre Society, Loyola Marymount U., Los Angeles (1999)
  • "On the Edge of Iroquoia" Seitz, B. invited lecture delivered at Siena College, Albany, New York (1998)
  • "A Simultaneity of Discourses: The Chain, the Contract, a Differend" Seitz, B. 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. annual meeting of the Eastern Division of The American Philosophical Association, Philadelphia (1997)
  • "Twin¬ Covenants: Iroquoia and New York" Seitz, B. annual meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory, Mexico City (1997)
  • "The Vicissitudes of Territory and the Shape of Iroquois Power" Seitz, B. annual IAPL meeting, University of Alabama, Mobile (1997)
  • "Foucault on the Brief Life of 'Man'" Seitz, B. Third Annual Wisdom Rendezvous, Wise River, Montana (1996)
  • "The Powers of 'Tribe'" Seitz, B. annual meeting of the IAPL, Fairfax, Virginia (1996)
  • "Managing the Future" Seitz, B. Earth as Human Home Conference, Warsaw, Poland (1996)
  • "Social Sciences as a Foundation of Sustainable Development" Seitz, B. Polish Senate's The Earth as Human Home Conference, Warsaw, Poland (1996)
  • "Truth Tools: Continental Philosophy as a Resource for Undergraduates" Seitz, B. LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York (1994)
  • "Rough Translations: Tribal Identity and The Case of the Carlisle Indian School" Seitz, B. annual SPEP meeting, New Orleans (1993)
  • "Networking the Truth: Watching Nietzsche on TV" Seitz, B. annual meeting of the IAPL, Pittsburgh (1993)
  • "Communicating Power and Martialing Consent" Seitz, B. annual SPEP meeting, Memphis (1991)
  • "Communication and 'the Hospitality of the Airwaves'" Seitz, B. Conference in Values, Long Island, NY (1990)
  • "Images of the Political Subject that Count" Seitz, B. Socialist Scholars Conference, B.M.C.C./CUNY (1989)
  • "Univocal Formation of the Tribes: The Tolerances of White Identities" Seitz, B. Strategies of Critique Symposium, Toronto (1987)
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