Michael Sanders, Ph.D.

Michael Sanders

Program Director, Liberal and Individual Studies
Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D., Philosophy, Stony Brook University (2005)

Division: Humanities & Natural Sciences
211 Watts Hall - Second Floor

Professor Sanders joined the Cazenovia faculty in 2003 and teaches courses in Ethics, Aesthetics, and Critical Thinking. He received his Ph.D. from Stony Brook University, where his dissertation focused on the relationship between time and ethics in the works of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Emmanuel Levinas.

  • University Fellow, Stony Brook University (2002-03; 1998–2001)
  • Rollins College Fellow in Philosophy (2001 – 02)
  • President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stony Brook University (1998)
  • Authored Publications:
  • “Intersubjectivity and Alterity.” Book chapter for Merleau-Ponty: Key Concepts, eds. Roslyn Diprose and Jack Reynolds (Stocksfield, UK: Acumen Publishers, 2008)
  • “Argonaut.” Essay for Exhibition Brochure. The Art Gallery @ Cazenovia College (2007)
  • “Flat, Funk + Physical.” Essay for Exhibition Brochure. The Art Gallery @ Cazenovia College (2006)
  • “From Time to the Flesh: Levinas and Merleau-Ponty.” Philosophy Today, Vol. 43 (Summer 2000)
  • Translations:
  • “Limits, Borders, and Shores of Singularity.” Translation of “Rives, bords, limites (de la singularité)” by Jean-Luc Nancy, in Encounters with Alphonso Lingis, eds. Alex Hooke and Walter Fuchs
  • Conference Activities “Continuity, Corporeity, and the Ground of Ethics.”
  • Paper Presentation. College English Association. New Orleans, LA. April 2007. “Emmanuel Levinas: Responsibility, Justice, and the Other.”
  • Public Lecture. Great Minds of the 20th Century. Cazenovia, NY (February 2007) and Manlius, NY (March 2007). “Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill: Utilitarian Ethics in 19th Century England.”
  • Public Lecture. Jane Austen Society. Syracuse, NY. September 2004. “Merleau-Ponty as Medium.”
  • Session Chair. Virtual Materialities: International Association for Philosophy and Literature. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY May 2004.
  • American Philosophical Association
  • International Association for Philosophy and Literature
  • Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy