Pigott-McCone Report of Activities 2008-10


Burt C. Hopkins, Department of Philosophy, Pigott-McCone Endowed Chair, College of Arts & Sciences, 2008-10


Sponsored Lectures


Prof. Claudio Majolino, University of Lille, France

Prof. Robert Pippin, University of Chicago


Prof. Thomas Szlezák, Tübingen University

Prof. Kenneth Sayre, University of Notre Dame

Dr. Eva Brann, St. John’s College

Prof. Joshua Kates, Indiana University


Prof. Steven Crowell, Rice University

Prof. John Drummond, Fordham University

Prof. Edward Halper, University of Georgia

Prof. Richard Hassing, Catholic University

Prof. Joseph Cosgrove, Providence College

Prof. Ivo DeGennaro, University of Bolzano, Italy

Dr. Eva Brann, St. John’s College



“Plato’s Unwritten Teachings,” May 8-9


“Workshop in Phenomenological Philosophy,” April 22-24

“The Thought of Jacob Klein,” May 27-29



The Origin of the Logic of Symbolic Mathematics: Edmund Husserl and Jacob Klein (Indiana University Press; accepted for publication, June 2009, forthcoming, July 2011)

The Philosophy of Edmund Husserl (Acumen Press, UK; accepted for publication May,2010; published November, 2010), viii+300.

Articles and Chapters in Books

“The Unwritten Teachings in Plato’s Symposium: Socrates’ Initiation into the Arithmos of Eros,” Epoché, forthcoming.

“Unidad, multiplicidad y apariencia en Platón, Aristóteles y Husserl,” Areté (Perú) forthcoming.

“Volviendo a Husserl. Reactualizando el contexto filosófico tradicional del ‘problema’ fenomenológico del otro. La Monadología de Leibniz,” Areté (Perú) forthcoming.

“De regreso a la fuente del platonismo en la filosofía de las mathemátics; la crítica de Aristóles a los números eidetikos,” Areté (Perú) forthcoming.

“Patočka’s Phenomenological Appropriation of Plato,” in Jan Patočka and the Heritage of Phenomenology, ed. Ivan Chvatík (Springer), forthcoming.

“Fenomenologia e pseudo-fenomenologia: cinque idoli che hanno fatto il loro tempo,” trans. Andrea Staiti, Phenomenology and philosophy of experience, ed., Carmine Di Martino (Rubbettino), forthcoming.

“Entformalisierung und Phänomenon bei Husserl und Heidegger,” trans. Jerome Veith, Heidegger Jahrbuch, Volume 6 (2009).

“Signification et vérité dans les écrits philosophico-mathématiques de Jacob Klein,” trans. Carlos Lobo, Methodos 9 (2009): 1-19.

“The Other of Contemporary Discourse about the Other: Plato’s (not the Platonic) Idea of the Good,” Comparative and Continental Philosophy, 2009: 105-117.

“Jacob Klein on the Myth of Learning,” St John’s Review, 2009: 5-39.

“On the Transcendental Phenomenological Essence of Identity, Alterity, and Cultural Tradition,” Identity and Alterity: Phenomenology and Cultural Traditions, eds. LAU, Kwok-ying and CHEUNG, Chan-fai (Frankfurt: Alber, 2008).

“Klein and Gadamer on the Arithmos-Structure of Platonic Eidetic Numbers,” Philosophy Today (2008): 151-157.

“On the Origin of the ‘Language’ of Formal Mathematics: An Intentional-Historical Investigation of the Discovery of the Formal,” in Meaning and Language: Phenomenological Perspectives, Series: Phaenomenologica, Vol. 187, ed. Filip Mattens (Dordrecht: Springer, 2008): 149-168.


“The Historical-Philosophical Presupposition of Heidegger’s Critique of Husserl: Plato’s Socratic Seeing of the Εἴδη,” Phenomenology and Ancient Greek Philosophy: Reappraisal and Renewal, University of Crete, June 27-29, 2010

“Unity, Multiplicity, Appearance in Plato, Aristotle, and Husserl,” Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, May 21, 2010.

“Back to Husserl: Reclaiming the Traditional Philosophical Context of the Phenomenological ‘Problem’ of the Other: Leibniz’s ‘Monadology,’” Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, May 20, 2010.

“The Source of Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics Revisited: Aristotle’s Critique of Eidetic Numbers,” Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, May 19, 2010.

“The Mereological Presupposition of Fundamental Ontology: That the Being of Entities has a Meaning Overall,” Workshop In Phenomenological Philosophy, April 22-24, Seattle University.

“From Phantasia to Eikasia in Plato’s Mature Philosophy: Apparition, Image- Recognition, and the Weakness of Logos,” “Philosophy and the Imaginary” Conference, Gonzaga University Florence, February 18-10, 2010.

“The Myth of Learning in Plato’s Meno,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, 2009 Annual Conference, Fordham University, Oct 17, 2009.

“The Source of Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics Revisited: Aristotle’s Critique of Eidetic Numbers,’ Idées et Nombres, Séminaire, May 17, 2009 University Lille, France.

“The Unwritten Teachings in Plato’s Symposium: Socrates’ Initiation into the Arithmos of Eros,” Ancient Philosophy Society, Loyola University, MD, April 15, 2009.

“Literary Form and Philosophical Content in Plato’s Symposium,” Word & Disclosure: Philosophy/Literature, Gonzaga University in Florence, Italy, February 21, 2009.

“The Unwritten Teachings in Plato’s Symposium: Socrates’ Initiation into the Arithmos of Eros,” St. John’s College, April 3, 2009.

“Deformalization and Phenomenon in Husserl and Heidegger,” 47th Annual meeting of SPEP, October 18, 2008, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.