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Kevin Aho

Professor, Philosophy
Phone: (239) 590-7422
E-Mail: kaho@fgcu.edu
Office: RH - 110

Ph. D. University of South Florida

Teaching Interests: 19th/20th Century European Philosophy, Heidegger, Existentialism and Phenomenology

Research Interests: Medical Humanities with a focus on hermeneutic critiques of the biomedical model in psychiatry.

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Authored Books

  • Heidegger’s Neglect of the Body (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2009)
  • Body Matters: A Phenomenology of Sickness, Disease, and Illness, with James A. Aho (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008)
  • Existentialism: An Introduction (Polity, 2014)

Edited Books

  • Dostoevsky, Notes from the Underground, edited and introduction with Charles Guignon (Cambridge, MA: Hackett Publishing Company, 2009)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters 

  • “Depression and Embodiment: Phenomenological Reflections on Motility, Affectivity, and Transcendence,” Medicine, Healthcare, and Philosophy (2013)
  • “The Body,” The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger, François Raffoul and Eric Sean Nelson (eds.) (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2013)
  • “Diversity in Philosophy: Reflections on the Legacy of Ofelia Schutte,” APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Vol. 12 (1) 2012, 2-5
  • “Assessing the Role of Virtue Ethics in Psychology: A Commentary on the Work of Blaine Fowers, Frank Richardson, and Brent Slife,” Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Vol. 32 (1), 2012, 43-49
  • “Medicalized Psychiatry and the Talking Cure: A Hermeneutic Intervention,” with Charles Guignon, Human Studies, Vol. 34 (3), 2011, 293-308
  • “Dostoevsky and Modern Rage: On the Possibility of Counseling the Underground Man,” Philosophical Practice, Vol. 6 (2), 2011, 793-80
  • “The Psychopathology of American Shyness: A Hermeneutic Reading,” Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior, Vol. 40 (4) 2010, 190-206
  • “Phenomenological Reflections on Work and Leisure in America,” with Charles Guignon, in The Value of Time and Leisure in the World of Work, Mitch Haney and David Kline, eds. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010), 25-39
  • “Medicalizing Mental Health: A Phenomenological Alternative,” Journal of Medical Humanities, Vol. 29 (4) 2008, 243-259
  • “Rethinking the Psychopathology of Depression: Existentialism, Buddhism, and the Aims of Philosophical Counseling,” Philosophical Practice, Vol. 3 (1) 2008, 207-218
  • “Logos and the Poverty of Animals: Rethinking Heidegger’s Humanism,” The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, Vol. 7 2007, 109-126
  • “Recovering Play: On the Relationship between Leisure and Authenticity in Heidegger’s Thought,” Janus Head, Vol. 10 (1) 2007, 217-238
  • “Simmel on Acceleration, Boredom, and Extreme Aesthesia,” Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior, Vol. 37 (4) 2007, 447-462
  • “Gender and Time: Revisiting the Question of Dasein’s Neutrality,” Epoche: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, Vol. 12 (1) 2007, 137-155
  • “Acceleration and Time Pathologies: The Critique of Psychology in Heidegger’s Beiträge,” Time and Society, Vol. 16 (1) 2007, 25-42
  • “Animality Revisited: The Question of Life in Heidegger’s Early Freiburg Lectures,” Existentia: An International Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 16 (5-6) 2006, 379-392
  • “Metontology and the Body-Problem in Being and Time,” Auslegung, Vol. 28 (2) 2006, 1-20
  • “The Missing Dialogue Between Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty: On the Importance of the Zollikon Seminars,” Body and Society, Vol. 11 (2) 2005, 1-23
  • “Why Heidegger is not an Existentialist: Interpreting Authenticity and Historicity in Being and Time,” Florida Philosophical Review, Vol. 3 (2) 2003, 5-22

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