Hugh J. Silverman

Stony Brook Affiliated Faculty Member

Visiting Professor

Program Director:

Stony Brook – Advanced Graduate Certificate in Art and Philosophy

Committee Former Chair:

Stony Brook Arts and Sciences Senate – Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Policy Committee


Photo Albums

IAPL Photo Albums

Wilhelm S. Wurzer Photos (1948-2009)

Eleanore R. Silverman Photos

Hugh J. Silverman @ Stony Brook Authors & Editors, 2009

Hugh J. Silverman @ Stony Brook Authors & Editors, 2009

Hugh J. Silverman, Suomenlinna, 2005(photo by Dorota Glowacka)

Hugh J. Silverman

Ph.D.,Stanford University, 1973

Professor of Philosophy

and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies

Department of Philosophy

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York 11794-3750 USA

Hugh J. Silverman was Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies, and Program Director of theArt and Philosophy Advanced Graduate Certificate at Stony Brook University (State University of New York at Stony Brook), Executive Director and Program Coordinator of the The International Association for Philosophy and Literature, and Co-founder and Director of the International Philosophical Seminar (Alto Adige, Italy). He died May 8, 2013 at Stony Brook, New York.

Awarded the inaugural Fulbright-Distinguished Chair in the Humanities at the University of Vienna(Austria, 2001), and the Fulbright Professor-Distinguished Chair at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts(Austria, 2010), he has also held the positions of Distinguished Fellow at the La Trobe University Institute for Advanced Study (Australia, 2008) and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Human Sciences(Vienna,Austria, 1998). Since 1980, he has served as Visiting Professor at the Universities of Warwick and Leeds (UK), Turin and Rome – Tor Vergata (Italy), Vienna and Klagenfurt (Austria), Helsinki and Tampere (Finland), Sydney and Tasmania (Australia), Trondheim (Norway), Nice (France), the Baltic Doctoral Philosophy Network, Tallinn (Estonia), and the National University of Singapore (Singapore).

Hugh J. Silverman has published more than 25 books as well as over 130 articles and book chapters in contemporary continental philosophy, aesthetics, cultural and art theory, hermeneutics, deconstruction, and postmodern theory. Author of Textualities: Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction (Routledge, 1994, German ed., 1997, Arabic ed., 2002, Italian ed., 2004, Korean, 2009) and Inscriptions: After Phenomenology and Structuralism (2nd ed.,Northwestern, 1997, Korean trans, 2011), editor of the Routledge Continental Philosophy series, including Philosophy and Non-Philosophy since Merleau-Ponty (1988/1997), Derrida and Deconstruction (1989) Postmodernism–Philosophy and the Arts (1990), Gadamer and Hermeneutics (1991), Questioning Foundations (1994), Cultural Semiosis (1998),Philosophy and Desire (2000) and Lyotard: Philosophy, Politics, and the Sublime (2003). his many other edited / co-edited books include volumes on Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, Sartre, Piaget, Zizek, Hermeneutics, Deconstruction, Postmodern Theory.

Professor Silverman is General Editor of the Textures: Philosophy/Literature/Culture Series (Lexington Books) [recently including Dramas of Culture (2009) and Intermedialities (2010)], and editor of several other book series: the Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Cultural Theory [PACT] Series (Continuum International) – with 5 books appearing in 2009-11, Philosophy and Literary Theory (Humanity Books), Contemporary Studies in Philosophy and the Human Sciences (Humanity Books), and New Frameworks for Continental Philosophy (Lexington Books).

Hugh J. Silveman, Seminar Director

International Philosophical Seminar (Alto Adige, Italy)

(founded by Hugh J. Silverman and Wilhelm S. Wurzer. 1990)

IPS – XXI (JULY 2012)

READING Bernard Stiegler’s

TECHNICS AND TIME (vols. 2 + 3)