Lawrence Amato

Senior Lecturer I - Arts And Humanities
laa062000@utdallas.edu
972-883-6055
JO5704
Tags: Ethics Continental Philosophy Aesthetics

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Humanities – History of Ideas
The University of Texas at Dallas - 2011
M.T.S - Theology
Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas - 2006
B.F.A - Painting and Drawing
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas - 1998

Research Areas

  • AOS 19th – 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophical Ethics, Contemporary Aesthetics 
  • AOC Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Technology, History of Philosophy 
Courses Taught
What is Beauty?, Reading Plato, Philosophy of Technology, Technology and Western Civilization, Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Humanities, Art Appreciation 

Publications

  • 2014 – present Art Critic for glasstire.com
  • 2012 – present Art Critic for …might be good e-journal
  • 2011 – present Art Critic for Arts+Culture Magazine 
- Other Publications
“The Hidden Hour: Thinking Levinas Through Bushidō,” Levinas and Asian Thought, Duquesne University Press  2013 - Book Chapter
 “Friendship” Encyclopedia of Global Justice, Springer Publishing  2011 - Encyclopedia Entry
 “A Daring Hospitality: Towards a Poetics of Time” Kronoscope: Journal for the Study of Time, 2011, Vol. 10 Issue 1  2010 - Journal Article

Appointments

Senior Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2015–Present]
Humanities and Philosophy
Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2012–2015]
Philosophy and History
Associate Professor
Collin College, McKinney, Texas [2011–2015]
Humanities and Philosophy
Adjunct Professor
Dallas County Community College District, Dallas, Texas [2011–2015]
Humanities, Philosophy, and Art
Teaching Assistant
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2007–2011]
Philosophy
Research Assistant
Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas [2005–2006]
Director of Jewish Studies

Awards

Research Travel Grant - University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2010]
Research Travel Grant - University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2009]
Aesthetic Studies Research Travel Grant - University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2009]
Book Award (Faculty Nominated Award for Academic Excellence) - Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas [2005]

Presentations

INVITED LECTURES
  •  2014 - Reading Shakespeare Philosophically Ursuline Academy, Dallas, Texas 
  • 2013 - The Origin of Storytelling and Why it Matters Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas 
  • 2012 - The Rift and the Reason: Heidegger and Shakespeare on Art and Truth Alvernia University, Reading, Pennsylvania 
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
  • 2014 - “Free for Dying—Reading at the Intersection of Being and Time & Hamlet” North Texas Philosophical Association, Annual Conference University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 
  • 2013 - “Poetic Dwelling as Restoration in Shakespeare’s The Tempest” North Texas Philosophical Association, Annual Conference University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 
  • 2012 - “The Rift and Reason in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream” North Texas Philosophical Association, Annual Conference University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 
  • 2011 - “Read Dangerously: Hermeneutical Violence and The Humanities” NMWT Philosophical Association Annual Conference University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas
  • 2011 - “The Hidden Hour: Thinking Levinas Through Bushidō” North American Levinas Society, Annual Conference Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • 2011 - “Towards a Metaphysics of Significance” North Texas Philosophical Association, Annual Conference
  • 2010 - “Revolutionary Subordination: The Possibility of Sacrifice in a Violent World” Ninth Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 
  • 2009 - “Understanding Imagination: Reading Kant & Heidegger Through Shakespeare” North Texas Philosophical Association, Annual Conference “[subterranean] haven: Towards a Collaborative Trans-media Art Project ” Research, Art, Writing [RAW] Symposium University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas
  • 2008 - “Ethics as First Philosophy” North American Levinas Society, Annual Conference Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
  • 2008 - “A Daring Hospitality: The Ethics of Poetic Time” North Texas Philosophical Association, Annual Conference
  • 2007 - Colloquium Chair: “The Philosophical Thinking of Saint Paul” North Texas Philosophical Association, Annual Conference 

Additional Information

ART EXHIBITIONS
  • 2013 - Chaos, Curated Group Exhibition Ro2 Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas 
  • 2010 -
    • Quantum Dada, Curated Group Exhibition Rudolph Blume Fine Art | ArtScan Gallery, Houston, Texas 
    • Wish! Auction, Charity Group Exhibition [ Dallas Contemporary ], Dallas, Texas 
  • 2009 - XVI Annual New Texas Talent, Juried Group Exhibition Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas 
  • 2008 -
    • UnNatural Disasters, Group Exhibition 
    • How To Paint With a Hammer, Two-Person Show, UTD 
  • 2007 -
    • Babeloney, Curated Group Exhibition Austin College, Sherman, Texas
    • 500X Expo, Juried Exhibition, Juror Award 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas 
  • 2003 -
    • 2003, Curated Group Exhibition Alpine Gallery, Ft. Worth, Texas 2001 
    • 500X Expo, Juried Exhibition, Juror Award 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas 

Activities

CURATORIAL WORK:
  •  2012 - Monstrous Coupling, Curated Group Exhibition
University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), Richardson, Texas 

Affiliations

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • Dallas Area Society for European Inquiry (DASEIN)
  • North American Levinas Society 
  • Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) 
  • New Mexico West Texas Philosophical Society North 
  • Texas Philosophical Association 
  • Radical Philosophy Association