Dr. Ralph E. Shain



Department

Philosophy
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Philosophy
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Details

Education

  • PhD, 1994, Northwestern University

Teaching

  • PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHI 312 Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • PHI 302 Environmental Ethics

Professional experience

Selected publications

  • Shain, R. (2019). Is There a Trace of the Future? Comparative and Continental Philosophy, 11:1, 34-47.
  • Shain, R. (2018). Derrida on Truth. Philosophical Forum 49: 2, 193-213.
  • Shain, R. (2018). Metaphilosophy and the Promises of PluralismCosmos and History 14:3, 426-465.
  • Shain, R. (2017). Temporality and the Dissolution of Underdetermination Skepticism. New Perspectives on Realism, edited by Luca Taddio (Mimesis International). pp. 269-294.
  • Shain, R. (2016). Benjamin and Collecting. Rethinking History, 20:1, 52-79.
  • Shain, R. (2016). Derrida, Husserl and the Problem of Prior SenseCosmos and History, 12:1.
  • Shain, R. (2011). A Defence of Aristotle’s ‘Sea-Battle’ Argument. Pli—Warwick Journal of Philosophy, 22, 124-137.
  • Shain, R. (2009). Language and Later Heidegger: What is Being? Philosophical Forum, 40:4, 489-499.
  • Shain, R. (2008). Is Recognition a Zero-Sum Game? Telos, 63-87.
  • Shain, R. (2007). Derrida and Wittgenstein:  Points of Opposition. Journal of French Philosophy, 17:2, 130-152.
  • Shain, R. (2005). Derrida’s References to Wittgenstein. International Studies in Philosophy, 37:4, 71-105.
  • Shain, R. (2005). High/Low and the Discourse of "Anti". Telos, 165-192.
  • Shain, R. (2000). Situating Derrida:  Between Kierkegaard and Hegel. Philosophy Today, 44:4, 388-403.
  • Shain, R. (2000). Legal Education and Hierarchy—A Reply to Duncan Kennedy,” Quarterly Journal of Ideology, 23:1.
  • Shain, R. (1999). Time, Pluralism and the Philosophy of History—Deloria and Martin on a Native American View of History. Ayaangwaamizin—International Journal of Indigenous Philosophy, 2:1, 49-63.
  • Shain, R. (1993). Mill, Quine and Natural Kinds. Metaphilosophy, 24:3, 275-292.

Research and professional interests

  • Contemporary French and German philosophy (Derrida, Benjamin, Bourdieu, Hegel)

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