Andy Amato

Associate Professor of Instruction – Philosophy
 
972-883-6055
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Tags: Ethics Continental Philosophy Aesthetics HUMA PHIL

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - History of Ideas
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 & Drawing / Religion
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas - 1998

Research Areas

Areas of Specialization
19th & 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Aesthetics, Ethics
Areas of Competence
Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Technology, History of Philosophy, Radical Philosophy
Courses Taught
• Continental Philosophy 
• 19th & 20th Century Philosophy 
• Existentialism 
• Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics 
• Ancient Philosophy 
• Philosophy of Religion 
• Radical Philosophy 
• History of Philosophy I & II 
• American Transcendentalism 
• Philosophy of Technology 
• Technology and Western Civilization 
• Introduction to Philosophy 
• Introduction to Ethics 
• Exploration of the Humanities 
• Art Appreciation

Publications

Essay
“A Silent Fool: Cordelia’s Subversive Silence in King Lear,” in Athenaeum Review, 2020, Issue 5, Winter 2020 - publications
Book
The Ethical Imagination in Shakespeare and Heidegger, Bloomsbury  2019 - publications
Art Reviews and Criticism
Glasstire {Texas visual art} 2014 - publications
Art Reviews and Criticism
Arts & Culture Texas 2013 - publications
Book Chapter
“The Hidden Hour: Thinking Levinas Through Bushidō,” in Levinas and Asian Thought, Duquesne University Press 2013 - publications
Encyclopedia Entry
“Friendship,” in Encyclopedia of Global Justice, Springer Publishing  2011 - publications
Journal Article
“A Daring Hospitality: Towards a Poetics of Time,” in Kronoscope: Journal for the Study of Time, 2011, Vol. 10 Issue 1  2010 - publications

Appointments

Associate Professor of Instruction in Philosophy
UTD [2019–Present]
Senior Lecturer
UTD [2015–2019]
Lecturer
UTD [2012–2015]

Presentations

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
          2019
  • Book Talk: The Ethical Imagination in Shakespeare and Heidegger – North Texas Philosophical Association Annual Conference, UTD, Richardson, Texas
          2018
  • Ravished by Beauty: Emerson and the Essence of Religion – North Texas Philosophical Association 50th Annual Conference, UTD, Richardson, Texas
          2017 
  • Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' and Heidegger's 'Letter on Humanism' –  North Texas Philosophical Association Annual Conference, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas
          2016
  • Tragic Efficiency: 'Coriolanus' and 'The Question Concerning Technology' – North Texas Philosophical Association Annual Conference, El Centro College, Dallas, Texas
          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
  • The Hidden Hour: Thinking Levinas Through Bushidō – North American Levinas Society, Annual Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Towards a Metaphysics of Significance – North Texas Philosophical Association Annual Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
          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, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 
  • [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
  • A Daring Hospitality: The Ethics of Poetic Time – North Texas Philosophical Association Annual Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
          2007
  • Colloquium Chair: The Philosophical Thinking of Saint Paul – North Texas Philosophical Association Annual Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 
 
INVITED LECTURES & TALKS
          2020 
  • Studying Philosophy at University – Liberty High School Philosophy Club
  • Shakespeare and Philosophy – 1st Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at UTD
          2019
  • Philosophy of Religion – UTD Philosophy Club
          2018
  • Calculative and Contemplative Thinking – UTD Philosophy Club
          2017
  • Existentialism – UTD Philosophy Club
          2016
  • Studying the Humanities in College – Ursuline Academy
          2014
  • Reading Shakespeare Philosophically – Ursuline Academy
          2013
  • The Origin of Storytelling and Why it Matters Eastfield College 
          2012
  • The Rift and the Reason: Heidegger and Shakespeare on Art and Truth – Alvernia University

Additional Information

ART EXHIBITIONS
          2020
  • Naked, with Fur, Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, SP/N Gallery, Richardson, Texas
          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, Texa
  • 500X Expo, Juried Exhibition, Juror Award 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas 
          2003
  • 2003, Curated Group Exhibition Alpine Gallery, Ft. Worth, Texas
  • 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