I'm giving a lecture at St. John Fisher University in Rochester, NY called “Dissolving the I in the We: Love and the Problem of Community.” This lecture is… Read more "Dissolving the I in the We: Love and the Problem of Community"
One of the reasons that religion persists in human civilization is because it is able to incorporate what the anthropologist Victor Turner calls communitas into structure, or… Read more "Religion and Communitas: Structure and Anti-Structure"
I have a new essay on Wael Hallaq's book, The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity’s Moral Predicament at the very excellent publication Society for Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate… Read more "Excerpt: Thinking Islamic Governance with Continental Philosophy"
Kennan Ferguson's All in the Family: On Community and Incommensurability puts forward a re-definition of the family as a metaphor for community. The main focus of the text is… Read more "All in the Family: Community, Incommensurability and Dissensus"
Since I have been away from writing essays and blogs for some time, it might be of interest to readers that I share the abstract of my… Read more "Community and Subjectivity in Contemporary Theory: Dissertation Abstract"