Matthew King -- Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

Ph.D., Philosophy, York University, 2005, Dissertation: “Being and Fittingness: Heidegger and Happiness”, supervised by Sam Mallin

M.A., Philosophy, McMaster University, 1998, Thesis: “Politics Outside the ‘We’: Foucault, Habermas, and the Foundations of Politics”, supervised by Barry Allen

B.A., First Class, Philosophy, Queen's University, Kingston, 1996

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Continental Philosophy; Ancient Greek Philosophy 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
 
Sessional instructor, York University, 2007 to 2014
Courses: 20th Century Continental Philosophy; Early Existentialism; Contemporary Existentialism; Introduction to Existentialism; Ancient Philosophy; Plato & Aristotle; Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Gender & Sexuality; Introduction to Applied Ethics; Ethics: Society, the Environment, and Disasters; Philosophy of Education; Human Nature; The Meaning of Life

Sessional instructor, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2008 and 2009
Course: Social and Political Philosophy

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Heidegger and Happiness: Dwelling on Fitting and Being, Continuum, 2009

Refereed Publications in Professional Journals
 
Clarifying the Foucault-Habermas Debate: Morality, Ethics, and 'Normative Foundations'”, Philosophy and Social Criticism 25, no. 3, 2009 
 
 
 
The Meno's Metaphilosophical Examples”, The Southern Journal of Philosophy 45, no. 3, 2007 
 
Book Chapters 
 
“Being and Virtuousness: Toward a Platonic-Heideggerian Virtue Ethics”, in Paul Gyllenhammer and Kevin Hermberg, eds., Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics, London: Bloomsbury, 2013
 
Publications in Professional Conference Proceedings

Socrates's Great Escape: Philosophy and Politics in the Crito”, Newsletter of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy 7, no. 2, 2007
 
Book Reviews

Review of John Dudley, Aristotle's Concept of Chance: Accidents, Cause, Necessity, and Determinism, The European Legacy 19, no. 7, 2014 
 
Review of Jeff Mitscherling, The Image of a Second Sun: Plato on Poetry, Rhetoric, and the Techne of Mimesis, The European Legacy 17, no. 1, 2012
 
Review of Joshua Mitchell, Plato's Fable: On the Mortal Condition in Shadowy Times, The European Legacy 13, no. 2, 2008

Review of Plato, Selected Myths, ed. Catalin Partenie, The European Legacy 11, no. 1, 2006

Review of David Sedley, ed., Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume XX, The European Legacy 9, no. 1, 2004

Review of Charles E. Scott, The Lives of Things, Philosophy in Review 23, no. 4, 2003

Review of Paul Fairfield, Moral Selfhood in the Liberal Tradition, The European Legacy 8, no. 2, 2003

Publications in Student Journals

“What is Philosophy Good For at the End of Metaphysics?”, Eidos: Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophy 19, no. 1, 2006

“Living Art, Living Philosophy: Hegel, Art, and the Divine”, Geist: A Student Journal of Philosophy 6, 2004
 
PRESENTATIONS

Refereed Professional Conference Presentations

“Toward a Platonic-Heideggerian Virtue Ethics”, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Waterloo, May 2012

“Women's Work, Specialization, and Philosopher-Rulers”, Canadian Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy, Edmonton, May 2012

“Dialectic Is the Good: On the Ambiguity of Republic 533”, annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Fredericton, June 2011

“Gut Feelings: Visceral Conscience”, Back to the Things Themselves! panel at the annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Montreal, June 2010
 
“The Plane of Republic 587d”, annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, San Francisco, March 2010

“Ruling the Rulers: The Charmides and the Republic”, annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Vancouver, June 2008

“The Dialectics of Benjamin and Heidegger: Art and Technology, Progress and Deepening, Politics and Philosophy”, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Vancouver, June 2008

“Why Foucault Can't, and Doesn't, Oppose a Relational Conception of Truth”, Conference of the Foucault Circle of Canada, St. Catharines, Ontario, March 2008

“On Prado on Foucault on Truth: Why Foucault Does Not Use 'Truth' in Five Different Ways”, annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Saskatoon, May 2007

“Why 'Happiness' Is the Most Fitting Translation for Eudaimonia”, annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Saskatoon, May 2007

“The Divinities in 'Babette's Feast'”, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Saskatoon, May 2007
 
“Die Gottlichen in the Fourfold”, annual meeting of the North American Heidegger Conference, Chicago, May 2007

“Socrates’s Great Escape: Philosophy and Politics in the Crito”, meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy with the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, San Francisco, April 2007

“The Glass Shatters and Ducks Turn to Rabbits: Bad Faith and Moral Luck”, annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Toronto, May 2006

“The Later Heidegger’s Phenomenological Approach”, annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Salt Lake City, October 2005

“Why the Happy Life Must be Pleasant: Eudaimonia and Hedone as Kinds of Fittingness in Plato’s Republic”, annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, London, Ontario, May 2005

“Happiness and the Being of the Butterfly: Later Heideggerian Phenomenology and Robert Frost’s ‘The Tuft of Flowers’”, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, London, Ontario, May 2005

“Heidegger’s Etymological Method: Not Fencing Off, but Expanding the Field of the Word”, annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy, London, Ontario, May 2005

“Turning from Being and Time to Ereignis”, annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Memphis, Oct. 2004

“What are Canadian Poets For?: ‘Wilderness Gothic’”, annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought, Winnipeg, May 2004

“Taking Heidegger to the Cottage: On Distance, Ge-Stell, and the Fourfold”, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Winnipeg, May 2004

“What are ‘Normative Foundations’, Does Foucault Have Any, and Why Should He?”, annual meeting of the Foucault Circle, Wabash College, Indiana, Mar. 2004

"Recalling Recollection in the Meno: Plato’s Subtle Argument for Analytic Philosophy”, annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Halifax, May 2003

“A Study in Good Bad Faith and Bad Bad Faith: Eyes Wide Shut”, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Halifax, May 2003

“Rehabilitating the Divine through Rediscovering Our Experience of Things”, annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Toronto, May 2002

“On the Happy Life: Eudaimonia and Fittingness”, annual meeting of the Ontario Philosophical Society, Toronto, Feb. 2002

Other Professional Presentations

Commentary on Grant Yocom, “Reflections on Nietzsche and Detroit Urban Agriculture”, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Ottawa, June 2015

Commentary on Deniz Guvenc, “On Presence and Representation in Heidegger's Aesthetics”, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, St. Catharines, May 2014
 
Commentary on Dustin Zielke, “The Deja Vu Experirence: World, Thing, Cosmos”, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Victoria, June 2013

Commentary on Annie Larivee, “Why Are Philosophers Resisting the Socratic Invitation to Care for the Self?”, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Victoria, June 2013

Commentary on Thomas Posie, “Profound Eternity: The Terror, Bliss, and Astonishment of World Formation”, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Waterloo, May 2012

Commentary on Hanne Jacobs, “A Phenomenological Life? Phenomenological Reflection and the Point Of No Return”, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Fredericton, June 2011

“How Do I Decide?”, Body Philosophy & Art: Developing Sam Mallin's Thinking, Toronto, April 2011

Commentary on Matthew Furlong, Foucault's Historiography: On the Logic of Historical Events, annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Montreal, June 2010

Commentary on Buket Korkut, MacIntyre's Nietzsche or Nietzschean MacIntyre?, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Montreal, June 2010

Commentary on David Bertet, The Logic of the Psychiatric Gaze: Foucault and Swain on Approaches to the Alterity of Madness, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Ottawa, May 2009

Commentary on Chris Drohan, First Philosophy and Meditative Practice, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Ottawa, May 2009

Commentary on Devin Henry, Why Does Aristotle Begrudge Plato Final Causes?, annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Vancouver, June 2008

Commentary on Ami Harbin, Authentic Caretaking and Responsibility in the Early Heidegger, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Vancouver, June 2008

Commentary on Anna Strelis, Being a Philosopher is Living Erotically, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Vancouver, June 2008

Commentary on Julie Ponesse, “Aristotle on Luck and Chance, annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Saskatoon, May 2007

Commentary on Paul Gyllenhammer, “The Normalizing Subject: A Phenomenological Contribution to Disciplined Bodies, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Saskatoon, May 2007

Commentary on Edward Halper, “Civil Obedience: Justice in the Crito, annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Toronto, May 2006

Commentary on Peter Heron, The Pre-Conceptual Understanding of Be-ing and Heidegger's Impasse at the Ecstatic Horizon, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, London, Ontario, May 2005

Commentary on Daniela Sandler, Nietzsche, Conflict, and Urbanism, annual meeting of the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Halifax, May 2003

Recalling PlatoTheory of Recollection, Department of Philosophy, York University, Oct. 2002

Presentations at Student Events 

“The Narrowing of ‘Evil’: An Etymological Study”, Third Annual Interdisciplinary Arts Conference: “Evil”, Wilfrid Laurier University, Apr. 2005

“To Whom Does the Critic Write?: Habermas and Foucault on Universalism, Partisanship, and Foundations”, Strategies of Critique XVIII, at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the International Social Theory Consortium, Glendon College, York University, June 2004

"The Departing of the Ways: Analysis and Phenomenology in Plato", Philosophy Graduate Student Symposium, York University, Mar. 2004

“The Phenomenology of Genocidal Mind”, annual Graduate Conference in Philosophy, University of Waterloo, Mar. 2004

“‘I’d Really Like to Help You Out … How Did You Get In?’: Plato, Heidegger, and the Form of a Painting in a Crowded University”, International Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, University of Toronto, May 2003

“The Self-Assertion of the (German) Philosopher: Heidegger’s Manifesto and the Manifestation of Philosophy”, Strategies of Critique XVII: “Manifestos”, York University, Apr. 2003

"The Adolescent Academic: Hegel's Dialectic of Self-Consciousness and the Insecure Graduate Student", The Academic as Public Intellectual: Responsibility and the Public Sphere--A Conference in Honour of Howard Adelman, York University, Sept. 2003

"The Philosopher Goes on Strike", Philosophy Graduate Student Symposium, York University, Apr. 2002

"Striking Insecurity (or: Growing Pains of the Adolescent Academic)", Strategies of Critique XVI: "Insecurities", York University, Mar. 2002

"Robert Nozick and 'What One Might Think' About Authenticity and Politics", Philosophy Graduate Student Colloquium, York University, Mar. 2000

"Fighting (for) the Humanities", Strategies of Critique XV: "Human Nature", York University, Apr. 2001

“On ‘Continuing to Read Philosophy in a Certain Way’ (or: The Truth About Plato and Screwdrivers)”, The Use and Abuse of Philosophy in the 21st Century: The Graduate Conference at Queen's University, Kingston, Mar. 1998

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Nominated as Graduate Programme in Philosophy’s Candidate for Faculty of Graduate Studies Dissertation Prize, York University, 2006

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 1998-1999

McMaster Graduate Scholarship, 1996-1997

Queen's University Medal in Philosophy, for Highest Standing among Graduating Philosophy Majors, 1996

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

For Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC):
Past President, 2015 to 2017; President, 2013 to 2015; Vice-President, 2010 to 2013; Member-at-Large, Executive Committee, 2006 to 2010; Program Coordinator, 2009, 2010, and 2014; Member of the Program Committee, 2012; member of the Constitutional Committee, 2005; Member of the Editorial Executive for PhaenEx (Journal of EPTC), 2013 to 2015; Referee for PhaenEx, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, and 2013; Referee for EPTC annual meetings, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, and 2012

Co-organizer, “
Body Philosophy & Art: Developing Sam Mallin's Thinking", conference at York University, Apr. 2011

Referee for Canadian Philosophical Association annual meetings, 2008, 2009, and 2010

President, Philosophy Graduate Students Association, York University, Apr. 2002 to Sept. 2004

Member of Faculty of Graduate Studies Council, York University, Sept. 2001 to Sept. 2004

Co-organizer, "The Academic as Public Intellectual: Responsibility and the Public Sphere--A Conference in Honour of Howard Adelman", York University, Sept. 2003