F. Scott Scribner

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Professor of Philosophy


Hillyer College
860.768.4934 Hillyer Hall 156

PhD in Philosophy, State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton; German Lit. and Language, Technische Universität Braunschweig and Universität Leipzig

MA in Philosophy, Duquesne University

BA in 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

F. Scott Scribner is a professor of philosophy. He teaches Introduction to Philosophy and Perspectives on Globalization.

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

Scribner's research interests include:

  • 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

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.