Marc S. Muldoon
Marc S. Muldoon, Ph.D., received his doctorate in phenomenology from Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium, in 1990. Presently (i.e. in 2000 ) he is teaching at Brock University in St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
In addition to his qualifications as a philosopher,
he has participated in various organizations to improve the atmospheric environment in his own industrial city of Hamilton, Ontario.
His interest in the environment and health began with a degree in forestry in 1977. His work in this regard has found expression in newspaper articles, confrontation with civic officials and committee work.
His students continue to find his lectures a rewarding experience . He has also been asked to read papers and give lectures, keynote addresses at various conferences. Marc has written religiously significant articles in Worship,
The Grail: An Ecumenical Journal Of Theological Thought and The Way: Review Of Contemporary Christian Spirituality.
"For my work in spirituality, Marc offers a wisdom that helps me remain connected in the real world. Although as a philosopher
he writes and speaks with appropriate academic discourse, he has not lost the common touch. He recognizes that his roots are founded on the hard work and deep faith of his
working class forebears."(from John Veltri, S.J.)
Articles Published By Muldoon
- "Reading, Imagination, and Interpretation: A Ricoeurian Response,"
International Philosophical Quarterly 40, no. 1 (2000): 69-83.
- "Allen Wheelis's Own Scheme of Things," Explorations, Levy Humanities Series(Lafayette: University of Southern Louisiana) 9 (1999): 1-28.
- "Universalism in the Latin American Context," in Varieties of Universalism:Essays in Honour of J.R.A. Mayer, ed. David Goicocehea (Binghamton, N.Y.:Global Publications, SUNY, Binghamton, New York, 1999), 150-163.
- "Bergson and Freud: Configuring Freedom," Explorations, Levy Humanities Series (Lafayette: University of Southern Louisiana) 8 (1998): 7-32.
- "Ricoeur's Ethics: Another Version of Virtue Ethics? Attestation is not a Virtue,"Philosophy Today 42, no.3/4 (1998): 301-309.
- "Original Sin, Reconciliation, and Millennial Malaise," Worship 72, no. 5 (1998):445-452.
- "Ricoeur and Merleau-Ponty on Narrative Identity," The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 71, no. 1 (1997): 1-18.
- "Silence Revisited: Taking the Sight Out of Auditory Qualities," The Review of Metaphysics 50, no. 2 (1996): 275-298.
- in collaboration with John Veltri, S.J. and Caroline Dawson, IBVM, "The Church and the Sea of Life: Ship or Lifeboat," The Way: Review of Contemporary Christian Spirituality 36, no. 2 (1996):151-158.
- and John Veltri, S.J., "From Symbolic Rapport to Public Rhetoric in the Roman Catholic Church," The Grail: An Ecumenical Journal of Theological Thought 11, no. 4 (1995): 25-44.
- "Foucault: Language and Madness," International Studies in Philosophy 27, no. 4(1995): 51-68.
- "The Glorious Subject in Foucault," Joyful Wisdom: Glory and an Ethics of Joy -Studies in Postmodern Ethics, eds. David Goicoechea and Mark Zlomislic, Vol. 3 (Ottawa: Thought House Publishing Grp, 1994), 101-119.
- "Time, Self and Meaning in the Works of Henri Bergson, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Paul Ricoeur," Philosophy Today 35, no. 3 (1991): 254-268.
- "Henri Bergson and Postmodernism," Philosophy Today 34, no. 2 (1990): 179-190.
- "Governments Cannot be Trusted to Manage the "'Commons,'" Compass: A Jesuit Journal 8(1990).
Newspaper Articles By Muldoon
- "Burning Questions on Incineration," The Hamilton Spectator, July 9, 1999.
- "Pollution is a Serious Cancer Issue," The Hamilton Spectator, April 6, 1999.
- "In the Dark on Garbage Incineration," The Hamilton Spectator, Dec. 15, 1998.
- "Democracy and Red Hill Expressway," The Hamilton Spectator, May 1, 1998.
- "Raising a Stink About Air Pollution," The Hamilton Spectator, Oct. 2, 1997
- "Shovelling Along the Highway of Life," The Globe and Mail, Sept. 12, 1996.
- From Contemplation to Action in an Era of Blindness: Environmental Decline and Christian Contemplation, address delivered at
the Symposium on Science, Spirituality, and the Environment held, Jan. 21-23, 1999, at Brock University, St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
Service To The Profession: Translations By Muldoon
- Ricoeur, Paul. "Narrative Identity," Philosophy Today 35, no.1 (1991): 73-81 (French to English).
- Vergote, Antoine. In Search of a Philosophical Anthropology (Leuven/Amsterdam, Leuven University Press and Rodopi, 1996), 287pp.
A collection and translation (from French into English) of fifteen articles
written by Antoine Vergote, Professor emeritus,
Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium.
Selected titles include
-- "From Rational Psychology to Philosophical Anthropology;"
-- "Psychoanalysis: The Internal Limit of Philosophy;"
-- "The Articulation of Time;"
-- "The Other as the Foundation of the Ego and Intersubjectivity".
Book Reviews By Muldoon
- Fisher, David, J., Cultural Theory and the Psychoanalytical Tradition (London: Transaction Press, 1990), in Explorations, The Levy Humanities Series (Lafayette: University of Southern Louisiana) 9(1999).
- Maren, Michael, The Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity (New York: Free Press, 1997) in National Catholic Reporter 33, no. 38 (1997):29.