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Ileana F. Szymanski

AREA OF SPECIALTY: Ancient Philosophy

AREA OF COMPETENCE: Continental Philosophy

Ph.D. University of Guelph

M.A. University of Guelph

B.Phil. Universidad Panamericana

PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

RECENT CONFERENCES AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS:

2014 “Redefining Food to Promote Social and Political Responsibility,” Panel: “Global Food, Global Justice,” 8th General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, University of Glasgow.

2012 “Food and Philosophy: Two Peas in a Pod,” Global Gateways and Connections, (New York University, NY).

2012 “Food and Philosophy: Words, Stories, Identity,” Jewish Community Center, Scranton, PA.

2011 “Philosophy of Food: Why Food Is a Worthy Philosophical Subject,” Philosophy Honors Society Phi Sigma Tau Series: Philosophy Café (University of Scranton, Scranton, PA).

2011 “Aristotle and Sense-Perception in De Anima II.5,” Philosophy Department, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

2011 “Aristotle and Sense-Perception in De Anima II.5,” Philosophy Department, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan.

2011 “Aristotle and Sense-Perception in De Anima II.5,” Philosophy Department, National Cheng Chi University, Taipei, Taiwan.

2011 "Food as Activity: Self-Transformation in Terezin," 35th Anniversary Conference of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature (National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan).

2010 "Food and Memories: The Terezin Cookbook," History (1933-1948): What We Choose to Remember (Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture, University of Portland, Portland, OR).

2010 "Women, Exile, and Hospitality, " Third Annual Faculty Research Symposium (King's College, Wilkes Barre, PA).

2009 "Philosophy of Food: How Our Choices with respect to Food Create Habits that Can Be Mirrored in the Choices that We Make to Find Happiness in Every-day Life," Northwest Philosophy Conference (Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR).

2009 "Commentary on Dan Bradley and Felix O'Murchadha's "Commemoration as Pharmakon: The ambiguous relation between commemoration, historical distance, and the establishment of authority," Northwest Philosophy Conference (Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR).

2009 "Choices in Food and Happiness as Seen from the Perspective of Aristotle's Notion of Habit," Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World (Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY).

2009 "Philosophy of Food: Chefs, Recipes, and Picky Eaters," Philosophy Honors Society Phi Sigma Tau Series: Philosophy Café (University of Scranton, Scranton, PA).

2009 "Food Beyond Consumption as Spiritual Nourishment: An Account Explored Through Memories and Recipe Exchange," Second Annual Faculty Research Symposium (Marywood University, Scranton, PA).

2009 "Feminism Through the Lives of Four Women," Jane Kopas Women's Center Series: Power and Politics (University of Scranton, Scranton, PA).

RECENT ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

2016 “Networks, Not Commodities” in The Routldge Handbook of Food Ethics, Mary Rawlinson and Caleb Ward (eds.), Routledge (pp. 7-15).

2015 “Redescribing Food from the Perspective of Feminist Methodologies of Science” for the volume Global Food, Global Justice, Mary Rawlinson and Caleb Ward (eds.), Cambridge Scholars Press (pp.12-27). 

2015 “Food and Blogging” in the Encyclopaedia Food Issues edited by Anu Ross and Ken Albala; Sage Publications (137-142, pagination of the on line version).

2014 “The Significance of Food in Plato’s Republic, Book I.” Food, Culture, and Society 17:3 (473-491).

2014 “The Metaphysics and Ethics of Food as Activity.” Radical Philosophy Review 17:2 (351-370); see also DOI: 10.5840/radphilrev201432817).

2014 “Iphigenia vs. Abraham: Problematizing The Knight of Faith in Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling.” Philosophy Today 58:3 (393-409).

2011 Book Review of Philosophy: The Classic Readings; David E. Cooper and Peter S. Fosl, eds.; Teaching Philosophy 34:1 (101-103).

2010: "Feminism, Hospitality and Women in Exile" in Feminism and Hospitality: Gender in the Host/Guest Relationship edited by Maurice Hamington, Lanham: Lexington Books (125-162).

2009: "Philosophy of Food: How Our Choices with respect to Food Create Habits That Can Be Mirrored in the Choices We Make to Find Happiness in Every-day Life," Journal for the Society of Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Fall 2009 (12-21).

2008 "Interview with Gianni Vattimo," Symposium 12:1 (163-7).

2007 Translation: "Christianity as Religion and the Irreligion of the Future" by Fernando Savater in: Weakening Philosophy: Festschrift in Honour of Gianni Vattimo, edited by Santiago Zabala, McGill-Queen's University Press (297-303).

2007 Translation: "The Rights of God in Heremeneutical Postmodernity" by Teresa Oñate in: Weakening Philosophy: Festschrift in Honour of Gianni Vattimo, edited by Santiago Zabala, McGill-Queen's University Press (369-386).