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    Food, Environment, and Climate Change: Justice at the Intersections (edited book)
    Rowman & Littlefield International. 2018.
    This volume takes a unique approach, dealing specifically with issues at the intersection of food and agricultural systems, environmental degradation, and climate change. It fills a gap in the literature on food and environmental justice in the context of global climate change offering a scholarly, yet accessible, analysis of the issues.
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    Beyond Bounded Selves and Places: The Relational Making of Vulnerability and Security
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 49 (3): 229-242. 2018.
    ABSTRACTThis essay elaborates how an imbalanced reciprocity between inhabitants of places of relative safety and places of greater precarity results from pursuing security on the basis of a reactive fear of vulnerability. It analyzes a range of features that shape the complex forms that vulnerability takes with a particular focus on how the constitution of places as rhetorically and corporeally secure or not renders different groups of people secure and/or subject to heightened exposure to harm.…Read more
  • Études de philosophie grecque
    with Georges Rodier
    Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 34 (2): 10-10. 1927.
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    The Gilson Lectures on Thomas Aquinas
    Brepols Publishers. 2008.
    To mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of scholarly publishing at PIMS, and the thirtieth anniversary of Gilson’s death, PIMS is releasing the lectures devoted to Thomas Aquinas, many of them revised and updated. The volume contains nine lectures from this prestigious series by some of the most prominent Thomists, including Leonard Boyle, Edward Synan, James Weisheipl, Mark Jordan, and James P. Reilly. The volume includes an introduction by James P. Reilly written especially for the occasion, as …Read more
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    Butler and Ethics
    Contemporary Political Theory 16 (3): 422-425. 2017.
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    Vulnerability, Relationality, and Dependency: Feminist Conceptual Resources for Food Justice
    International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 8 (2): 10-46. 2015.
    The contemporary industrialized global food system has sustained an onslaught of criticism from diverse parties—academic and popular, scientists and social justice advocates, activists and intellectuals—criticism that has only intensified in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Feminist voices have made substantial contributions to these critiques, calling attention to the cultural politics of food and health ; to the impact of the corporatization of agriculture on food quality, …Read more
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    As concerns about violence, war, terrorism, sexuality, and embodiment have garnered attention in philosophy, the concept of vulnerability has become a shared reference point in these discussions. As a fundamental part of the human condition, vulnerability has significant ethical import: how one responds to vulnerability matters, whom one conceives as vulnerable and which criteria are used to make such demarcations matters, how one deals with one’s own vulnerability matters, and how one understan…Read more
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    Both Foucault and Deleuze define ethics as a form of creative activity. Yet, given certain ontological features indicated by both thinkers, ethics must be more than just creative and critical activity. Forgoing a transcendent ground for ethics, the ontological condition of ethics – what Foucault calls liberté and Deleuze calls the plane of immanence – is an opening for change that makes possible normalizing modes of existence as well transformative ones. In this context, ethics must be a practic…Read more
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    Vote With Your Fork? Responsibility for Food Justice
    Social Philosophy Today 30 113-130. 2014.
    As popular food writers and activists urge consumers to express their social, political, and ethical commitments through their food choices, the imperative to ‘vote with your fork’ has become a common slogan of emerging food movements in the US. I interrogate the conception of responsibility embedded in this dictate, which has become a de facto model for how to comport ourselves ethically with respect to food. I argue that it implicitly endorses a narrow and problematic understanding of responsi…Read more
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    Riassunto: Domandare all’ennesima potenza
    Chiasmi International 6 224-224. 2005.
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    Responsive Becoming: Ethics Between Deleuze and Feminism
    In Nathan Jun & Daniel W. Smith (eds.), Deleuze and Ethics, Edinburgh University Press. 2011.
    This chapter explores the possibility of an alliance between Deleuze’s philosophy and feminist philosophy with respect to ethics. I begin by specifying some of the general points of convergence between Deleuzian ethics and feminist ethics. In the second section, I turn away from feminist ethics in particular to consider feminist engagement with Deleuze’s (and Deleuze and Guattari’s) work; in this section of the paper, I describe the central criticisms of Deleuze offered by feminist philosophers …Read more
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    Review essay of Peter Hallward's Out of This World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation.
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    Vote With Your Fork? Responsibility for Food Justice
    Social Philosophy Today 30 113-130. 2014.
    As popular food writers and activists urge consumers to express their social, political, and ethical commitments through their food choices, the imperative to ‘vote with your fork’ has become a common slogan of emerging food movements in the US. I interrogate the conception of responsibility embedded in this dictate, which has become a de facto model for how to comport ourselves ethically with respect to food. I argue that it implicitly endorses a narrow and problematic understanding of responsi…Read more
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    Review Essay: Ann Murphy, Violence and the Philosophical Imaginary
    Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 21 (1): 173-182. 2013.
    Review essay of Ann V. Murphy, Violence and the Philosophical Imaginary
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    Vulnerability, Ignorance, and Oppression
    Hypatia 26 (2): 308-332. 2011.
    This paper aims to understand the relationship between ignorance and vulnerability by drawing on recent work on the epistemology of ignorance. After elaborating how we might understand the importance of human vulnerability, I develop the claim that ignorance of vulnerability is produced through the pursuit of an ideal of invulnerability that involves both ethical and epistemological closure. The ignorance of vulnerability that is a prerequisite for such invulnerability is, I contend, a pervasive…Read more
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    Questioning to the Nth Power
    Chiasmi International 6 207-223. 2005.
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    Zones of Indiscernibility: The Life of a Concept from Deleuze to Agamben
    Philosophy Today 51 (Supplement): 98-106. 2007.
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    Résumé: Questionner a l’infini
    Chiasmi International 6 223-223. 2005.