CURRICULUM VITAE

RUSSELL BRIAN GOODMAN

 

Address: Department of Philosophy, MSC 03 2140, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. E-mail: rgoodman@unm.edu

Telephone: (505) 897-2588 (home); (505) 277-4024 (office); FAX: 505-277-6362

Areas of Specialization: 19th and 20th century philosophy, especially, Wittgenstein, American philosophy, pragmatism.

Education:

1966 A. B. magna cum laude, with Honors in Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

(Phi Beta Kappa, 1965).

1968 B. A., Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Oxford University

(Thouron Fellowship, 1966-8).

1970 M. A. Oxford University.

1971 Ph. D. in Philosophy, The Johns Hopkins University (N.D.E.A. Fellowship).

Dissertation: "Some Psychological Phenomena and the Nature of Perceiving." Advisors: Stephen Barker and Dale Gottlieb.

Academic Positions:

2001– Chair, Philosophy Department, University of New Mexico

1991– Professor, Philosophy Department, University of New Mexico

1990-1996 Chair, Philosophy Department, University of New Mexico

1993 Fulbright Senior Lecturer, Central and Autonomous Universities of Barcelona

1979-1990 Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, University of New Mexico

1977-1978 Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Philosophy, Cambridge University

1971-1979 Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, University of New Mexico

Academic Honors and Awards:

Project Director, NEH Institute for College and University Teachers, "Ralph Waldo Emerson at 200: Literature, Philosophy, Democracy," Summer, 2003

Fulbright Senior Lecturer/Research award, Spain, 1993.

National Endowment for the Humanities travel to collections grant, 1989-90

National Defense Education Act Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins University, 1968-71.

William Montgomerie Prize in Philosophy, Jesus College, Oxford, 1967.

Thouron British-American Exchange Fellowship, Oxford University, 1966-8.

Edwin B. Williams Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania, 1962-66.

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

American Philosophy and the Romantic Tradition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990 (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture).

Pragmatism: A Contemporary Reader, London and New York: Routledge, 1995.

· Wittgenstein and William James, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Contending With Stanley Cavell, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Pragmatism: Critical Concepts in Philosophy (4 volumes), London: Routledge, 2005 (forthcoming)

 

Journal Articles:

"James on the Nonconceptual," Midwest Studies in Philosophy, XXVIII, 2004, pp. 137-148

"Wittgenstein and Pragmatism," Parallax 9, October, 1998, pp. 91-105.

"Moral Perfectionism and Democracy in Emerson and Nietzsche," ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, vol. 43, 1-4, 1997, pp. 159-80.

"What Wittgenstein Learned From William James," History of Philosophy Quarterly, Vol. 11, no. 3, July, 1994, pp. 339-354.

"East-West Philosophy in Nineteenth Century America: Emerson and Hinduism," Journal of the History of Ideas, 1990, pp. 625-45.

"How a Thing is Said and Heard: Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard," History of Philosophy Quarterly, Vol. 3, no. 3, July, 1986, pp. 335-353.

"Scepticism and Realism in the Chuang Tzu," Philosophy East and West, 35, no. 3, July, 1985, pp. 231-237.

"Cavell and the Problem of Other Minds," Philosophical Topics, Vol, 13, no. 2, Spring, 1985, pp. 43-52.

"Wittgenstein and Ethics," Metaphilosophy, April 1982, pp. 138-148.

"Taoism and Ecology," Environmental Ethics, Vol. 2, no. 1, 1980, pp. 73-80.

"Schopenhauer and Wittgenstein on Ethics," Journal of the History of Philosophy, Vol. XVII, No. 4, October 1979, pp. 437-447.

"Style, Dialectic, and the Aim of Philosophy in Wittgenstein and the Taoists," Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Vol., 3, 1976, pp. 145-157.

"Two Concepts of Perceptual Relativity," Southwestern Journal of Philosophy, Winter 1976, pp. 45-52.

"An Analysis of Two Perceptual Predicates," Southwestern Journal of Philosophy, Fall1976, pp. 35-53.

"A Note on Eliminative Materialism," Journal of Critical Analysis, Vol. V, no. 2, 1974, pp. 80-83.

 

Book Chapters:

· "The Colors of the Spirit: Emerson and Thoreau on Nature and the Self," in Nature in American Philosophy (Studies in Philosophy and the History of Philosophy), ed. Jean De Groot and Kurt Pritzl, The Catholic University of America Press, 2004.

· "Ralph Waldo Emerson," in Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism 98, ed. Suzanne Dewsbury, The Gale Group, 2001 (forthcoming). (Reprint of Chapter 2 of American Philosophy and the Romantic Tradition.).

(With James Miller) "What are the Speculative Implications of Early Daoist Texts for an Environmental Ethics?" in Daoism and Ecology, ed. James Miller and Norman Girardot, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press (2001).

"Emerson’s Mystical Empiricism," in The Perennial Tradition of Neoplatonism, ed. John J. Cleary, Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1997, pp. 456-78.

"Emerson the European and Heidegger the American," in American and European National Identities: Faces in the Mirror, ed. Stephen Fender, Keele: Keele University Press, 1996, pp. 111-25.

"Reconstructing American Philosophy: Emerson and Dewey," Frontiers in American Philosophy, Vol. II, ed. Robert W. Burch and Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., College Station: Texas A & M Press, 1996, pp. 223-30.

"Freedom in the Philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson," Tulane Studies in Philosophy, 1987, pp. 5-10.

"Wittgenstein's Conceptions of Truth," Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, ed. P. Weingartner and H. Czermak, Vienna, 1983, pp. 479-81.

 

Encyclopedia Entries:

"Transcendentalism," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Edward Zalta, 2003 [http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/transcendentalism].

"Ralph Waldo Emerson," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. John Perry and Edward Zalta, 2002.[http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/emerson].

"William James," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. John Perry and Edward Zalta, 2000.[http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/james/]

"Ralph Waldo Emerson," Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 1998, Vol. 3, pp. 269-72.

"American Philosophy in the 18th and 19th Centuries," Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 1998, Vol. 1, pp. 201-7.

 

Reviews and Review Articles:

Kenneth S. Sacks, Understanding Emerson: "The American Scholar" and his struggle for self-reliance (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003; and Laura Dassow Walls, Emerson's Life in Science: the culture of truth, (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003), Journal of American History (forthcoming).

Wesley Cooper, The Unity of William James' Thought (Nashville, Vanderbilt University Press, 2001), Philosophy in Review/Comptes Rendus Philosophiques 2003.

Richard Gale, The Divided Self of William James (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), Religious Studies, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 239-43.

Jonathan Lear, Open Minded: Working out the logic of the soul (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998), Metaphilosophy, Vol. 30, No. 3, July, 1999, pp. 231-6.

Thomas P. Kasulis and Robert Cummings Neville, The Recovery of Philosophy in America: Essays in Honor of John Edwin Smith (Albany: SUNY Press, 1997), Philosophy East and West, Vol. 49, No. 4, October, 1999, pp. 519-20.

Stephen Mulhall, Stanley Cavell: Philosophy's Recounting of the Ordinary (Oxford University Press, 1994), The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 183, April, 1996, pp. 276-8.

David Jacobson, Emerson's Pragmatic Vision (Penn State Press, 1993), Transactions of the Charles Sanders Peirce Society, XXXI, No. 2, Summer, 1995, pp.696-702.

William P. Alston, The Reliability of Sense Perception (Cornell University Press, 1993), The Review of Metaphysics, September, 1994, pp. 121-2.

George J. Stack, Nietzsche and Emerson: An Elective Affinity (Ohio University Press, 1992, Transactions of the Charles Sanders Peirce Society, XXIX, No. 4, Fall, 1993, pp. 732-9.

Robert V. Hine, From Grass Mountain to Harvard: The Life of Josiah Royce (University of Oklahoma Press, 1992), Journal of American History, March, 1993, pp. 1627-8 .

Ross Posnock, The Trial of Curiosity: Henry James, William James, and the Challenge of Modernity (Oxford University Press, 1991), Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Newsletter, No. 63, October, 1992, pp. 11-13.

Robert B. Westbrook, John Dewey and American Democracy (Cornell University Press, 1991), The Review of Metaphysics, June, 1992, pp. 887-8.

Martha Nussbaum, Love's Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 1990), Ancient Philosophy, 12, 1992, pp. 532-41.

Sharon Cameron, Thinking in Henry James (University of Chicago Press, 1989), Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Newsletter, No. 59, June, 1991, pp. 17-19.

David Marr, American Worlds Since Emerson (University of Massachusetts Press, 1988), American Literature, March, 1989, pp. 111-112.

 

Selected Papers and Talks:

"Between 'Anglo-American' and 'Classical American' Philosophy: The New American Philosophy of Stanley Cavell," International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Rotterdam, June, 2002.

"The Colors of the Spirit: Emerson and Thoreau on Nature and the Self," The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, September, 2000, American Society for Aesthetics, Minneapolis, October, 2001.

"Wittgenstein, James, and Pragmatism," Slovak Academy of Sciences, Stare Lesna, Slovakia, June, 2000, University of Paris, May, 2001, University of Alberta, September, 2001, University of Chicago Wittgenstein Workshop, February, 2002, University of Illinois, Chicago, February, 2002.

"What Wittgenstein Learned from William James," Temple University November, 1999.

"Cavell on Pragmatism," University of Southampton, University of Hertfordshire, May, 1999.

"James and Wittgenstein on Language," University of Sheffield, May, 1999, University of Pennsylvania, November, 1999.

"Useful Ignorance: Reflections on Thoreau’s ‘Walking,'" Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Eugene, OR, February, 1999.

"Wittgenstein and Pragmatism," symposium on "Pragmatism in Europe," Sixth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Haifa, Israel, August, 1998.

"Comments on David Hall’s ‘From Reference to Deference: Daoism and the Natural World," Conference on Taoism and Ecology, Harvard University, Center for the Study of World Religions," June, 1998.

"James and Wittgenstein on Language," American Philosophical Association, Central Division, Chicago, May, 1998

"Moral Perfectionism and Democracy," Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Utrecht, The Netherlands, August, 1996.

"Emerson and Kant," Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Toronto, March, 1996.

"Emerson’s Mystical Empiricism," Conference on "Mysticism, Rationalism, and Empiricism in the Neoplatonic Tradition," St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland, July, 1995.

"Contemporary American Pragmatism," Institute of Philosophical Investigations, Universidad Autónoma de México, June, 1994.

"Logic, Meaning, Pragmatism: Wittgenstein and William James," American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Los Angeles, March, 1994.

"Emerson and Contemporary Emersonians" a series of 5 lectures, Center for American Studies, Rome, May, 1993.

"The New American Pragmatism," Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, April, 1993, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, May, 1993 and Universitat de Barcelona, May, 1993.

"El Nuevo Pragmatismo Americano," University of Granada, May, 1993.

"Emerson on Knowledge and Power," conference on "Persons, Passions, and Powers," University of California, Berkelely, April, 1992.

"Reappraising American Philosophy: Cavell, Emerson, and Thoreau," conference on "Saying, Meaning, and Understanding: The Work of Stanley Cavell," University of Warwick, England, March, 1992.

"American Philosophy and American Literature," Department of Philosophy, University of Rome, March, 1992.

"What Wittgenstein Learned from William James," Department of Moral Philosophy, University of St. Andrews, Department of Philosophy, University College London, and Department of Philosophy and Theory of Science, University of Venice, March, 1992.

"William and Henry James," University of Siena, March, 1992.

"Emerson as Philosopher: Re-Evaluations by Cavell, Poirier, West, and Others," Modern Languages Association, San Francisco, December, 1991.

"East-West Philosophy in Nineteenth Century America: Emerson and Hinduism," Sixth East-West Philosophers' Conference, University of Hawaii at Manoa, August, 1989.

"Reconstructing American Philosophy: Emerson and Dewey," Conference on Frontiers in American Philosophy, Texas A & M University, June, 1988.

"Emerson's Transcendental Idealism," Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, March, 1988, and American Philosophical Association, Western Division, April, 1988.

"Freedom in the Philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson," Conference on The Idea of Freedom in American Philosophy, Tulane University, April, 1987.

"William James on the Feeling Intellect," Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, March, 1987.

"Dewey as a Romantic," Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Louisville, March, 1986.

"How a Thing is Said and Heard: Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard," Johns Hopkins University Graduate Philosophy Club, Baltimore, November, 1985.

"Scepticism and Realism in the Chuang Tzu," Association for Asian Studies, Western Conference, Santa Fe, 1983.

"The Search for Truth in Wittgenstein's Philosophy," American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Oakland, March 1983.

"Wittgenstein's Conceptions of Truth," International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg, Austria, 1982.

"Cavell and the Problem of Other Minds," Southwestern Philosophical Association, San Antonio, November, 1981.

"Indirect Communication in Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard," American Philosophical Association, Western Division, Denver, April, 1979.

"Reward and Punishment in Wittgenstein and Schopenhauer," American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, San Francisco, March, 1979.

"Schopenhauer, Wittgenstein, and Ethics," Faculty Seminar, University of Warwick, Coventry, England, March, 1977.

"Mencius and Wittgenstein: Toward a Theory of Ethics," Association for Asian Studies, Western Conference, Phoenix, April, 1976.

"Wittgenstein and Ethics," American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Portland, Oregon, March, 1976

"Two Concepts of Perceptual Relativity," Southwestern Philosophical Society, November, 1975.

"On Taoism and Ecology," Ninth Conference on Value Inquiry, Geneseo, N. Y., April, 1975.

 

 

Other Professional Activities:

  • American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division. Advisory Committee on American Philosophy, 1997-9.
  • Reader for Cornell University Press, Columbia University Press, Vanderbilt University Press, W. W. Norton, Routledge, SUNY Press, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Studies in American and European Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University Press
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Speculative Philosophy.