Jim Vernon

Department of Philosophy

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S427
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 33519
Emailjvernon@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.yorku.ca/jvernon/index.html

I primarily work in Continental philosophy, with a focus on German Idealism (esp. Hegel and Kant) and recent French Philosophy (esp. Derrida, Badiou and Deleuze). I am primarily interested in issues in the philosophy of language, social and political philosophy and the connections between language, subjectivity and politics, although my research and teaching also extend to issues of metaphysics, epistemology and aesthetics.

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My current projects include a 'Hegelian' history of Hip Hop as an aesthetic culture, and an investigation into the influence of Hegel on the political philosophy and historiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Degrees

PhD, University of Guelph
MA Philosophy, University of Guelph
HBA Religious Studies and Literary Studies, McMaster University

Professional Leadership

York University
2009-10 Philosophy File Adjudication Committee/File Preparation Committee
Graduate Philosophy Admissions (MA) Committee

2008-9 SAL File Preparation Committee
SAL Curriculum Committee
Graduate Social and Political Thought Admissions Committee (PhD)

Research Interests

Philosophy , 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, esp. Hegel and post-war French Philosophy, Post-Structuralism, Emancipatory Politics

All Publications

Books

Hegel and Badiou: Infinity, Dialectics, Subjectivity: collection of essays, co-edited with Antonio Calcagno (Lexington Books).

Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts, co-edited with Antonio Calcagno and Steve Lofts (Rowman and Littlefield).

Hegel and Deleuze: Together Again for the First Time, co-edited with Karen Houle (Northwestern University Press).

Hegel’s Philosophy of Language (London: Continuum Books, 2007)

Book Chapters

“Conquering Finitude: Towards a Renewed Hegelian Middle”, Susan Dodd and Neil Robertson, eds. Unity of Opposites: Hegel and Canadian Political Thought (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming).

“Introduction”, Jim Vernon and Antonio Calcagno, eds. Hegel and Badiou: Infinity, Dialectics, Subjectivity (Lexington Books), 1-11.

“Badiou and Hegel on Love and the Family”, Jim Vernon and Antonio Calcagno, eds. Hegel and Badiou: Infinity, Dialectics, Subjectivity (Lexington Books), 155-176.

“Some Questions in Lieu of Conclusions”, in Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts, eds. Antonio Calcagno, Jim Vernon and Steve Lofts (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014), 207-211.

“Deleuze on the Musical Work of Art”, in Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts, eds. Antonio Calcagno, Jim Vernon and Steve Lofts (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014), 55-65.

“Introduction”, (co-authored with Karen Houle) in Hegel and Deleuze, co-edited with Karen Houle (Northwestern University Press, 2013), xi-xxv.

“Deleuze and Hegel on the Logic of Relations”, in Hegel and Deleuze, co-edited with Karen Houle (Northwestern University Press, 2013), 115-130.

“The Realm of Abstraction: The Role of Grammar in Hegel’s Linguistic System,” in Jere Surber, ed. Hegel and Language (SUNY Press, 2006), 165-177.

Journal Articles

“I Am We: Dialectics of Political Will in Huey P. Newton and the Black Panther Party”, Theory and Event 17:4 (December 2014).

“Why We Fight: Hegel’s Struggle For Recognition Revisited”, Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 9:2 (2013), 178-197.

"Liberation Theology: Hegel on Why Philosophy Takes Sides in Religious Conflict", Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 17:2 (Fall 2013), 141-157.

“Hegel, Edward Sanders and Emancipatory History”, Clio: A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History, 42:1 (2013), 27-52.

“Siding with Freedom: Towards a Prescriptive Hegelianism”, Critical Horizons 12:1 (2011), 49-69.

“‘Free Love’: A Hegelian Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Rights” The Southern Journal of Philosophy XLVII:1 (Spring 2009), 69-89.

“Universal Grammar: The Necessity of the Linguistic Judgment,” Owl of Minerva 39: 1-2 (Spring 2009), 1-24.

“American Antigone: Hegelian Reflections on the Sheehan-Bush Conflict,” Telos 144 (Fall 2008), 180-192.

“The Moral Necessity of Moral Conflict in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit,” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 13:1 (Fall 2008), 67-80.

Erfahren and Erleben: Technological Experience and its Overcoming in Heidegger’s Beiträge,” Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 12:1 (Spring 2008), 108-125.

“Homogeneity and Heterogeneity: Bataille and Hegel,” Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review XLII (2004), 317-38.

“The People Have Spoken(?): Derrida, Democracy and Reciprocal Affirmation,” International Studies in Philosophy 34:2 (2002), 115-131.

Conference Papers

“Let’s Get Free: Hiphop as Post-Romantic Ideal”, Hegel and Romantic Art, Bishop’s University, March 2015.

“Deleuze on the Musical Work of Art”, Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts, King’s University College and The University of Western Ontario, May 2012.

“Hegel on Language and Freedom”, Hegel, Freedom and History, Trent University, March/April 2012.

“How to Write Hegelian History”, 50th annual meeting of The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, October 2011.

“Liberation Theology: Why Philosophy Takes Sides in Religious Conflicts”, at Hegel’s Absolute Spirit: Connections between Art, Religion and Philosophy, Duquesne University, March 2010.

“‘Free Love’: Towards a Hegelian Defence of Same-Sex Marriage Rights”, at Thinking Through Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, Ryerson University, March 2008

“The Moral Necessity of Moral Conflict”, at Hegel on Conflict, Terror and War, York University, March/April 2007; revised, at the Dept. of Philosophy, York University, October 2007

“Reply to Chloe Taylor”, at the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture Annual Meeting, York University, May 2006

“Logic, Language and the ‘Common Store of Thoughts’: On The Logic of Hegel’s Logic”, contribution to panel on John Burbidge’s The Logic of Hegel’s Logic, at Hegel’s Science of Logic, McGill University, March 2006

“Is the Future Necessary or Contingent?: A Reply to Burbidge,” at Hegel on Contingency, University of Guelph, April 2003

“The Realm of Abstraction: The Role of Grammar in Hegel’s Linguistic System,” at the Hegel Society of America Biennial Meeting, Pennsylvania State University, October 2002

“The People Have Spoken(?): Derrida, Democracy and Reciprocal Affirmation,” at Philosophy, Interpretation, Culture, SUNY Binghamton, April 2001; revised, at the Canadian Society for Hermeneutics Annual Meeting, Laval University, May 2001

“Against Inner Experience: Hegel, Derrida, Bataille,” at Bataille: Community, Transgression, Excess, Trent University, May 2000

Book Reviews

“Hegel, Deleuze, and the Critique of Representation: Dialectics of Negation and Difference”, Henry Somers-Hall, Notre Dame Philosophcial Reviews (2012), http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/36172-hegel-deleuze-and-the-critique-of-representation-dialectics-of-negation-and-difference/.

“German Philosophy of Language: From Schlegel to Hegel and Beyond”, Michael N. Forster, Philosophy in Review 32:1 (2012), 16-19.

“Postmodern Platos”, by Catharine H. Zuckert, Symposium: Journal of the Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought 2:1 (1998), 119-121.


I primarily work in Continental philosophy, with a focus on German Idealism (esp. Hegel and Kant) and recent French Philosophy (esp. Derrida, Badiou and Deleuze). I am primarily interested in issues in the philosophy of language, social and political philosophy and the connections between language, subjectivity and politics, although my research and teaching also extend to issues of metaphysics, epistemology and aesthetics.


My current projects include a 'Hegelian' history of Hip Hop as an aesthetic culture, and an investigation into the influence of Hegel on the political philosophy and historiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Degrees

PhD, University of Guelph
MA Philosophy, University of Guelph
HBA Religious Studies and Literary Studies, McMaster University

Professional Leadership

York University
2009-10 Philosophy File Adjudication Committee/File Preparation Committee
Graduate Philosophy Admissions (MA) Committee

2008-9 SAL File Preparation Committee
SAL Curriculum Committee
Graduate Social and Political Thought Admissions Committee (PhD)

Research Interests:

Philosophy , 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, esp. Hegel and post-war French Philosophy, Post-Structuralism, Emancipatory Politics

All Publications

Books

Hegel and Badiou: Infinity, Dialectics, Subjectivity: collection of essays, co-edited with Antonio Calcagno (Lexington Books).

Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts, co-edited with Antonio Calcagno and Steve Lofts (Rowman and Littlefield).

Hegel and Deleuze: Together Again for the First Time, co-edited with Karen Houle (Northwestern University Press).

Hegel’s Philosophy of Language (London: Continuum Books, 2007)

Book Chapters

“Conquering Finitude: Towards a Renewed Hegelian Middle”, Susan Dodd and Neil Robertson, eds. Unity of Opposites: Hegel and Canadian Political Thought (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming).

“Introduction”, Jim Vernon and Antonio Calcagno, eds. Hegel and Badiou: Infinity, Dialectics, Subjectivity (Lexington Books), 1-11.

“Badiou and Hegel on Love and the Family”, Jim Vernon and Antonio Calcagno, eds. Hegel and Badiou: Infinity, Dialectics, Subjectivity (Lexington Books), 155-176.

“Some Questions in Lieu of Conclusions”, in Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts, eds. Antonio Calcagno, Jim Vernon and Steve Lofts (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014), 207-211.

“Deleuze on the Musical Work of Art”, in Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts, eds. Antonio Calcagno, Jim Vernon and Steve Lofts (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014), 55-65.

“Introduction”, (co-authored with Karen Houle) in Hegel and Deleuze, co-edited with Karen Houle (Northwestern University Press, 2013), xi-xxv.

“Deleuze and Hegel on the Logic of Relations”, in Hegel and Deleuze, co-edited with Karen Houle (Northwestern University Press, 2013), 115-130.

“The Realm of Abstraction: The Role of Grammar in Hegel’s Linguistic System,” in Jere Surber, ed. Hegel and Language (SUNY Press, 2006), 165-177.

Journal Articles

“I Am We: Dialectics of Political Will in Huey P. Newton and the Black Panther Party”, Theory and Event 17:4 (December 2014).

“Why We Fight: Hegel’s Struggle For Recognition Revisited”, Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 9:2 (2013), 178-197.

"Liberation Theology: Hegel on Why Philosophy Takes Sides in Religious Conflict", Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 17:2 (Fall 2013), 141-157.

“Hegel, Edward Sanders and Emancipatory History”, Clio: A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History, 42:1 (2013), 27-52.

“Siding with Freedom: Towards a Prescriptive Hegelianism”, Critical Horizons 12:1 (2011), 49-69.

“‘Free Love’: A Hegelian Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Rights” The Southern Journal of Philosophy XLVII:1 (Spring 2009), 69-89.

“Universal Grammar: The Necessity of the Linguistic Judgment,” Owl of Minerva 39: 1-2 (Spring 2009), 1-24.

“American Antigone: Hegelian Reflections on the Sheehan-Bush Conflict,” Telos 144 (Fall 2008), 180-192.

“The Moral Necessity of Moral Conflict in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit,” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 13:1 (Fall 2008), 67-80.

Erfahren and Erleben: Technological Experience and its Overcoming in Heidegger’s Beiträge,” Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 12:1 (Spring 2008), 108-125.

“Homogeneity and Heterogeneity: Bataille and Hegel,” Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review XLII (2004), 317-38.

“The People Have Spoken(?): Derrida, Democracy and Reciprocal Affirmation,” International Studies in Philosophy 34:2 (2002), 115-131.

Conference Papers

“Let’s Get Free: Hiphop as Post-Romantic Ideal”, Hegel and Romantic Art, Bishop’s University, March 2015.

“Deleuze on the Musical Work of Art”, Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts, King’s University College and The University of Western Ontario, May 2012.

“Hegel on Language and Freedom”, Hegel, Freedom and History, Trent University, March/April 2012.

“How to Write Hegelian History”, 50th annual meeting of The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, October 2011.

“Liberation Theology: Why Philosophy Takes Sides in Religious Conflicts”, at Hegel’s Absolute Spirit: Connections between Art, Religion and Philosophy, Duquesne University, March 2010.

“‘Free Love’: Towards a Hegelian Defence of Same-Sex Marriage Rights”, at Thinking Through Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, Ryerson University, March 2008

“The Moral Necessity of Moral Conflict”, at Hegel on Conflict, Terror and War, York University, March/April 2007; revised, at the Dept. of Philosophy, York University, October 2007

“Reply to Chloe Taylor”, at the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture Annual Meeting, York University, May 2006

“Logic, Language and the ‘Common Store of Thoughts’: On The Logic of Hegel’s Logic”, contribution to panel on John Burbidge’s The Logic of Hegel’s Logic, at Hegel’s Science of Logic, McGill University, March 2006

“Is the Future Necessary or Contingent?: A Reply to Burbidge,” at Hegel on Contingency, University of Guelph, April 2003

“The Realm of Abstraction: The Role of Grammar in Hegel’s Linguistic System,” at the Hegel Society of America Biennial Meeting, Pennsylvania State University, October 2002

“The People Have Spoken(?): Derrida, Democracy and Reciprocal Affirmation,” at Philosophy, Interpretation, Culture, SUNY Binghamton, April 2001; revised, at the Canadian Society for Hermeneutics Annual Meeting, Laval University, May 2001

“Against Inner Experience: Hegel, Derrida, Bataille,” at Bataille: Community, Transgression, Excess, Trent University, May 2000

Book Reviews

“Hegel, Deleuze, and the Critique of Representation: Dialectics of Negation and Difference”, Henry Somers-Hall, Notre Dame Philosophcial Reviews (2012), http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/36172-hegel-deleuze-and-the-critique-of-representation-dialectics-of-negation-and-difference/.

“German Philosophy of Language: From Schlegel to Hegel and Beyond”, Michael N. Forster, Philosophy in Review 32:1 (2012), 16-19.

“Postmodern Platos”, by Catharine H. Zuckert, Symposium: Journal of the Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought 2:1 (1998), 119-121.