Jason Bell

Assistant Professor

Philosophy

Carleton Hall 209A

Fredericton

jason.bell1@unb.ca
1 506 458 7499



Research interests

  • 19th and 20th century philosophy
  • Ethics

Current projects

  • The origins of Göttingen phenomenology in dialogue with American pragmatism
  • Phenomenologists during the Nazi period
  • Canadian philosophy

Biography

Dr. Bell received his doctorate from Vanderbilt University, and came to UNB in 2016. He teaches classes at UNB including courses on 19th and 20th century phenomenology and existentialism, Ethics of Life and Death, and the Philosophy of Laughter.

Dr. Bell has taught in the United States (at several institutions) and Belgium (at KU Leuven), served as Fulbright professor at the University of Göttingen, and as visiting professor at Boston University.

Dr. Bell has served as principal investigator for a SSHRC research grant that has researches the origins of German phenomenology through the study of two New Brunswick archives dedicated to two early students of the phenomenological movement, Winthrop Bell and Gustav Hübener.

Courses regularly taught

  • Phil 1201 Ethics of Life and Death
  • Phil 3306 Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and the Roots of Postmodernism
  • Phil 4401 Kant
  • Phil 4402 Hegel
  • Phil 4434 Husserl’s Pure Phenomenology

Books

Eine kritische Untersuchung der Erkenntnistheorie Josiah Royces (A Critical Investigation of Josiah Royce’s Epistemology) editor, with Thomas Vongehr, Husserliana (Springer Press), in press (2018)

The Harvard Lectures of Alfred North Whitehead, 1924-1937: Philosophical Presuppositions of Science (volume I of the Whitehead Critical Edition), editor, with Paul Bogaard, Edinburgh University Press, 2017

The Relevance of Royce, editor, with Kelly Parker, Fordham University Press, 2014

Articles and chapters

“Lotze's System Σ: An Inspiration for Pragmatic 'Internal and External Meaning of Ideas' and Phenomenological 'Intentionality'?” accepted for publication, Phänomenologische Forschungen, forthcoming.

“Husserl’s 1912 Seminar on Hermann Lotze,” accepted for publication, Husserl Studies, forthcoming.

“Opening Whole Worlds: Lotze at the Origins of the Phenomenological Movement,” accepted for publication, Husserl Studies, forthcoming.

“Loyalty to Philosophy” accepted for publication, The Pluralist, forthcoming.

“Intellectual and Ethical Inhibition: A Meeting of Pragmatism and Phenomenology,” in Phenomenology for the Twenty-First Century, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

“Four Originators of Transatlantic Phenomenology: Josiah Royce, Edmund Husserl, William Hocking, Winthrop Bell,” Fordham University Press, 2014

“Thomas Aquinas and the Origins of Phenomenology” (“Thomas von Aquin und die Anfänge der Phänomenologie,”) in the Edith Stein Jahrbuch, Internationale Edith Stein Institut Würzburg, Germany, 2012

“On the Discovery of Two New Manuscripts by Edmund Husserl,” The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 25.3, 2012

“Einiges über Aufgabe und historische Stellung der Logischen Untersuchungen,” editor of a newly discovered manuscript by Edmund Husserl; The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 25.3, 2012

“Investigating Husserl’s Newly Discovered Manuscript, ‘On the Task and Historical Position of the Logical Investigations,” co-authored; The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 25.3, 2012

“The Task and Historical Position of the Logical Investigations,” co-translation of manuscript by Edmund Husserl; The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 25.3, 2012

“The Exchange of North American and German Phenomenology,” Quaestiones Disputatae, 2012