Author: Drew M. Dalton, Dominican University
Drew M. Dalton is a Professor of Philosophy at Dominican University. He received his Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of Leuven (BE) through a partnership with both the Husserl Archives and the Center for Social and Political Philosophy. His research and teaching interests are primarily in Phenomenology, German Idealism, Speculative Materialism, and Psychoanalysis especially as they address questions of lasting social, political, and ethical concern. His first book, "Longing for the Other: Levinas and Metaphysical Desire," (Duquesne University Press, 2009) integrated these interests through an extended exploration of the roots and implications of Emmanuel Levinas' concept of desire, especially as it relates to the emergence of ethical concern and informs our understanding of the origins of social conflict. His last book, "The Ethics of Resistance: Tyranny of the Absolute," (Bloomsbury, 2018), extended this research by examining the concept of the absolute in ethical decision making and exploring its role in the problem of evil. In addition to these longer works, Dalton has published a number of shorter works in various philosophical and interdisciplinary journals including: Philosophy Today, Angelaki, The Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, Phenomenological Inquiry, Idealistic Studies, Studia Phaenomenologica, Open Philosophy, and others. In addition to his academic interests, Dalton is also an amateur jazz guitarist and an avid middle to long distance runner. He also harbors an abiding love for modern architecture, street art, vintage stereo equipment, oatmeal cookies, and the Marx Brothers.