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Myron Jackson

 
 

Myron Jackson, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor Department of Philosophy

Office : MAK B3 233; Allendale Campus

Phone: (616) 331-3689

Fax: (616) 331-2601

Email: jacksomy@gvsu.edu

 

Myron Moses Jackson completed his MA in political science (2010) and a Ph.D. in philosophy (2013) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, writing his dissertation on a philosophical interpretation of ironic American exceptionalism. It draws heavily on the thought of Reinhold Niebuhr, Eric Voegelin, and F.W.J Schelling and argues that American freedom is symbolized through personalistic cultures predicated on engaging pluralistic rituals and novel hybrids of "virtual integration." Jackson specializes in political philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, legal history, social epistemology and enjoys interdisciplinary and cultural studies. One of Jackson's recent works that deals with M. L. King's philosophy of economic justice has been translated into Danish and is titled "Luther Kings kamp for økonomisk retfærdighed lever videre" (2015). His current research uses the process philosophy of A. N. Whitehead to investigate the civilizational aims of entertainment, both metaphysically and aesthetically, to cultivate peace, truth, beauty, art, and adventure among human societies. 

Recent Research

Publications

"The Value of Novel Hybrids in Edutainment" Hamilton and Philosophy eds. Aaron Rabinowitz and Robert Arp (Chicago: Open Court Press, Spring 2017)

"Cornel West" Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers: Abridged Edition, ed. John Shook (Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Continuum, 2016), 1014-1017

"Personhood in the Boardroom: A Schellingian Account of Corporate Agency" In the Spheres of the Personal: New Perspectives in the Philosophy of Persons, eds. James Beauregard and Simon Smith (Wilmington, Delaware: Vernon Press, 2016), 245-262, 362-366

"Luther Kings kamp for økonomisk retfærdighed lever videre" [Am I My Brother's Keeper? King's Shift to a Philosophy of Economic Justice] trans. Benjamin Dalton and Jonas Norgaard Mortensen, Det ralationelle menneske. Personalisme I perspektiv. [The Relational Human. Personalism in Perspective], eds. Karen Lumholt and Jonas Norgaard Mortensen (FrederiksvÕrk, Denmark: Boedal Publishing, 2015), 177-191

"The Eros and Tragedy of Peace in Whitehead's Philosophy of Culture" Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism 23.1 (2015), 93-112

"Broken Friendships and the Pathology of Corporate Personhood in House of Cards" House of Cards and Philosophy, eds. J. Edward Hackett and William Irwin (London: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2015), 197-206

Presentations

"Looking in the Mirror and Out the Window: Aphropolitical Philosophy's Case for How Safe Spaces Reinforce White Gazes," 44th Annual Society for Advancement of American Philosophy Conference, Birmingham, AL, March 18, 2017

"Grounding Friendship and Virtue in the Community: Young Heidegger's Misappropriation of Aristotle's Phronesis" Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 2017 Conference at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, March 10, 2017

"Living in the Ethnoscape: A Response to the Rise of Western Phobocratic Democracies," Eleventh Biennial Personalist Seminar on Hindu Personalism and Arthur Schopenhauer, Western Carolina University, August 4, 2016 

"Niebuhrian Irony and American Open Selves," Department of Philosophy Faculty Colloquium, Grand Valley State University, February 5, 2016

Philosophy Blogs

"Monstrous Moderns Without an Alibi," Radically Empirical, February 14, 2017 http://radicallyempirical.com/2017/02/14/monstrous-moderns-without-an-alibi/

"Philosophers in the Cognitive Mines," Radically Empirical, February 12, 2017 http://radicallyempirical.com/2017/02/13/philosophers-in-the-cognitive-mines/

"Post-Historical Art: Outlanders Virtual Memory of Transportable Selves," The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series July 28, 2016 https://andphilosophy.com/2016/07/28/post-historical-art-outlanders-virtual-memory-of-transportable-selves/

"Personalist Responses to the Recent Killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling," Philosophical Percolations, co-authored with J. Edward Hackett, July 11, 2016 http://www.philpercs.com/2016/07/personalist-responses-to-the-recent-killings-of-philando-castile-and-alton-sterling.html

"The Mask of Empathy: How to be a White Social Justice Warrior," Radically Empirical, co-authored with Laura J. Mueller, July 10, 2016 http://radicallyempirical.com/2016/07/10/the-mask-of-empathy-how-to-be-a-white-social-justice-warrior/