F. Scott Scribner
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F. Scott Scribner


“The challenge is always to make philosophy both accessible and relevant. And what I most like is the way this criteria demands a kind of honesty from philosophy – by way student need. ”


  • PHB 110: Introduction to Philosophy
  • HUB 200: Perspectives on Globalization

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton; German Lit. and Language, Technische Universität Braunschweig and Universität Leipzig
  • M.A., Philosophy, Duquesne University
  • B.A., Philosophy, SUNY-Stony Brook, University; 20th C. French Philosophy, Université de Paris I-Sorbonne; French Lit. and Language, Université d'Avignon; Political Philosophy, Assumption College

Research Interests

  • 19th Century Philosophy, especially Kant, Fichte, and German Idealism
  • 20th Century Continental Philosophy, especially Critical Theory and Philosophy of Technology
  • Ethics, especially Applied Ethics
  • History of Philosophy, especially Modern
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Aesthetics

Selected Publications 

  • Matters of Spirit: J.G. Fichte and the Technological Imagination, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010.
  • “Disorientation and Inferred Autonomy: Kant and Schelling on Torture, Global Contest, and Practical Messianism,” in Rethinking German Idealism, eds. S. J. McGrath & Joseph Carew. Palgrave/McMillian Publishers, 2016.
  • “A Plea for (Fichtean) Hypothetical Idealism: Exosomatic Evolution and the Empiricism of the Transcendental” in Fichte and Transcendental Philosophy, eds D. Breazeale and T. Rockmore. (SUNY Press, forthcoming, 2014)
  • “The Philosophy and Non-Philosophy of Potato Salad,” The Beats and Philosophy, ed. Sharin Ekholy, The University Press of Kentucky, 2012
  • “Falsification: On the Role of the Empirical in J.G. Fichte’s Transcendental Method,” in Fichte, German Idealism and Early Romanticism (Fichte-Studien Supplementa), eds. Breazeale and Rockmore, pp. 121-138. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010.
  • “"Reduction or Revelation? Fichte and the Question of Phenomenology" in Fichte and Phenomenology (Fichte-Studien Supplementa ), eds. Breazeale, Rockmore and Waibel. pp. 41-56, Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co., 2010.
  •  "The Aesthetics of Influence: Fichte's Grundlage des Naturrechts in View of Kant's Third Critique" in Rights, Bodies, and Recognition, eds. D. Breazeale and T. Rockmore, pp. 161-177,  Ashgate Publishers, 2005.