Joseph Keeping

Department of Humanities
Department of Philosophy

Associate Professor

Office: Vanier College, 225
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 33674
Emailkeeping@yorku.ca


Area of Specialization

Phenomenology; Existentialism; Cognitive Science

Degrees

Ph.D., Philosophy, York University
M.A., Philosophy, University of Guelph
B.A., Philosophy, Memorial University of Newfoundland


Research Interests

Psychology , Philosophy , Phenomenology, Existentialism, Philosophy of Mind (especially emotions and embodiment)

All Publications

Book Chapters

“Superheroes and Supermen: Finding Nietzsche’s ▄bermensch in Watchmen,” Watchmen and Philosophy, The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, Blackwell Publishers, 2009

Journal Articles

“Little Things,” Jim Baen’s Universe 4: 6 (2010)

“The Crooked Blade,” Flashing Swords Summer Special (2009)

“‘Oh that this too, too Solid Flesh would Melt:’ A Phenomenology of Sadness in Shakespeare’s Hamlet,” Philosophy Today 52: 2 (2008)

“The Body in its Animal Being,” Philosophy Today 51: 1 (2007)

“‘Strike Flat the Thick Rotundity o’ the World:’ A Phenomenology of Anger in Shakespeare’s King Lear,” Philosophy Today 50: 5 (2006)

“How does the Bird Build its Nest? Instincts as Embodied Meaning,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 5: 2 (2006)

Conference Papers

“Expressing Deeply, Expressing Joyfully.” The Merleau-Ponty Circle, University of North Carolina at Asheville, September 2010.

“On the Thousand Goals and the One Goal.” The Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Concordia University, May 2010.

“Between the Inside and the Outside.” The Merleau-Ponty Circle, Mississippi State University, September 2009.

Commentary on “The Melancholy of Waking.” The Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, University of British Columbia, June 2008

Commentary on “The Fundamental Anxieties.” The Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, University of Saskatoon, May 2007.

“‘Oh that this too, too Sallied Flesh Would Melt’: A Phenomenology of Sadness in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.” Canadian Society for Hermeneutics, University of Manitoba, May 2006.

“‘Strike Flat the Thick Rotundity o’ the World:’ A Hermeneutic Phenomenology of Anger in Shakespeare’s King Lear.” Canadian Society for Hermeneutics, University of Manitoba, May 2004.

“Love in the Flesh.” Atkinson Brownbag Lecture Series, York University, April 2002.

“A Knowing and Speaking Body: Eugene Gendlin, Focusing, and Existential Phenomenology.” Canadian Society for Hermeneutics, UniversitÚ Laval, May 2001.

“A Phenomenological Perspective on Therapeutic Change.” Post-Graduate Conference: Mental Illness and Accounts of the Mind, University of Southampton, March 2001. (Paper accepted, but not delivered)

“The Meaning of Instinct.” Ontario Philosophical Society, McMaster University, October 2000.

“The Structure of Emotion.” Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought, University of Alberta, May 2000.

“Consciousness Excised: Dennett’s Consciousness Explained Considered from a Phenomenological Point of View.” York University Graduate Student Colloquium, York University, March 2000.

“Instinct and Meaning.” Merleau-Ponty Circle, Northeast Wales Instititute, July 1999.

Commentary on “Nietzsche on Pity, Sympathy, and Love.” The Ontario Philosophical Society, University of Guelph, October 1999.

“Temporal Consciousness in Music.” Ontario Philosophical Society, Queen’s University, October 1998.

“The Body in its Animal Being.” Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought, University of Ottawa, June 1998.

“A Phenomenological Perspective on Therapeutic Change.” Canadian Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy, University of Guelph, May 1998.

“Nietzsche’s Physiology of Aesthetics.” University of Waterloo Graduate Conference in Philosophy, March 1998.

Commentary on “Thoughts on Nietzsche’s Typology of the ‘Human’.” Canadian Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy, University of Toronto, April 1996.

“The Emergence of Aesthetic Qualities in the Concretization of the Literary Work of Art.” Ontario Philosophical Society, University of Windsor, October 1995.

Forthcoming

“Between the Inside and the Outside,” forthcoming in Philosophy Today, 55: 2 (2011)

“Does Great Power Bring Great Responsibility? Spider-Man and the Good Samaritan,” forthcoming in Spider-Man and Philosophy, The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, Blackwell Publishers, 2011

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA1905 9.0  Dangerous Visions, Brave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Culture and Our Scientific Age LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/MODR1730 6.0  Modes of Reasoning: Reasoning About Social Issues LECT  

Area of Specialization

Phenomenology; Existentialism; Cognitive Science

Degrees

Ph.D., Philosophy, York University
M.A., Philosophy, University of Guelph
B.A., Philosophy, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Research Interests:

Psychology , Philosophy , Phenomenology, Existentialism, Philosophy of Mind (especially emotions and embodiment)

All Publications

Book Chapters

“Superheroes and Supermen: Finding Nietzsche’s ▄bermensch in Watchmen,” Watchmen and Philosophy, The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, Blackwell Publishers, 2009

Journal Articles

“Little Things,” Jim Baen’s Universe 4: 6 (2010)

“The Crooked Blade,” Flashing Swords Summer Special (2009)

“‘Oh that this too, too Solid Flesh would Melt:’ A Phenomenology of Sadness in Shakespeare’s Hamlet,” Philosophy Today 52: 2 (2008)

“The Body in its Animal Being,” Philosophy Today 51: 1 (2007)

“‘Strike Flat the Thick Rotundity o’ the World:’ A Phenomenology of Anger in Shakespeare’s King Lear,” Philosophy Today 50: 5 (2006)

“How does the Bird Build its Nest? Instincts as Embodied Meaning,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 5: 2 (2006)

Conference Papers

“Expressing Deeply, Expressing Joyfully.” The Merleau-Ponty Circle, University of North Carolina at Asheville, September 2010.

“On the Thousand Goals and the One Goal.” The Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Concordia University, May 2010.

“Between the Inside and the Outside.” The Merleau-Ponty Circle, Mississippi State University, September 2009.

Commentary on “The Melancholy of Waking.” The Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, University of British Columbia, June 2008

Commentary on “The Fundamental Anxieties.” The Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, University of Saskatoon, May 2007.

“‘Oh that this too, too Sallied Flesh Would Melt’: A Phenomenology of Sadness in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.” Canadian Society for Hermeneutics, University of Manitoba, May 2006.

“‘Strike Flat the Thick Rotundity o’ the World:’ A Hermeneutic Phenomenology of Anger in Shakespeare’s King Lear.” Canadian Society for Hermeneutics, University of Manitoba, May 2004.

“Love in the Flesh.” Atkinson Brownbag Lecture Series, York University, April 2002.

“A Knowing and Speaking Body: Eugene Gendlin, Focusing, and Existential Phenomenology.” Canadian Society for Hermeneutics, UniversitÚ Laval, May 2001.

“A Phenomenological Perspective on Therapeutic Change.” Post-Graduate Conference: Mental Illness and Accounts of the Mind, University of Southampton, March 2001. (Paper accepted, but not delivered)

“The Meaning of Instinct.” Ontario Philosophical Society, McMaster University, October 2000.

“The Structure of Emotion.” Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought, University of Alberta, May 2000.

“Consciousness Excised: Dennett’s Consciousness Explained Considered from a Phenomenological Point of View.” York University Graduate Student Colloquium, York University, March 2000.

“Instinct and Meaning.” Merleau-Ponty Circle, Northeast Wales Instititute, July 1999.

Commentary on “Nietzsche on Pity, Sympathy, and Love.” The Ontario Philosophical Society, University of Guelph, October 1999.

“Temporal Consciousness in Music.” Ontario Philosophical Society, Queen’s University, October 1998.

“The Body in its Animal Being.” Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought, University of Ottawa, June 1998.

“A Phenomenological Perspective on Therapeutic Change.” Canadian Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy, University of Guelph, May 1998.

“Nietzsche’s Physiology of Aesthetics.” University of Waterloo Graduate Conference in Philosophy, March 1998.

Commentary on “Thoughts on Nietzsche’s Typology of the ‘Human’.” Canadian Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy, University of Toronto, April 1996.

“The Emergence of Aesthetic Qualities in the Concretization of the Literary Work of Art.” Ontario Philosophical Society, University of Windsor, October 1995.

Forthcoming

“Between the Inside and the Outside,” forthcoming in Philosophy Today, 55: 2 (2011)

“Does Great Power Bring Great Responsibility? Spider-Man and the Good Samaritan,” forthcoming in Spider-Man and Philosophy, The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, Blackwell Publishers, 2011


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA1905 9.0  Dangerous Visions, Brave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Culture and Our Scientific Age LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/MODR1730 6.0  Modes of Reasoning: Reasoning About Social Issues LECT