Patrick Eldridge

Assistant Professor

PhD

Humanities and Languages

Hazen Hall 107

Saint John

peldridg@unb.ca
1 506 648 5952



Dr. Patrick Eldridge is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. He obtained his PhD at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) after having obtained his MA and MPhil there. He completed his BHum and BA at Carleton University. Before joining the Humanities and Languages department at UNB Saint John Dr. Eldridge was also a visiting researcher at the University of Oregon.

Dr. Eldridge specializes in Phenomenology and Post-Kantian European Philosophy. His dissertation “Having a Past and Being a Past: Husserl’s Phenomenology of Remembrance” reconstructs Husserl’s account of how memory is a kind of time-consciousness that supports an intentional (i.e. object-oriented) consciousness. Dr. Eldridge has published articles on the phenomenology of memory, phenomenological aesthetics, and the history of the phenomenological movement and has translated numerous philosophical essays and letters from French and German into English. His ongoing research concerns theoretical problems in accounts of collective memory as well as the history of the phenomenological movement.

Edited volumes

Plotka, W. & Eldridge, P. (2020). Early Phenomenology in Central and Eastern Europe: Main Figures, Ideas, and Problems, (Dordrecht: Springer).

Articles and chapters

Eldridge, P. (2020). “The Act of Forgetting: Husserl on the Constitution of the Absent Past.” Continental Philosophy Review, (online first).

Eldridge, P. (2020). “Husserl’s Account of the Vicissitudes and Distortions of Memory.” Journal of the British Society of Phenomenology, (online first).

Plotka, W. & Eldridge, P. (2020). “Introduction: Rediscovering Phenomenology in Central and Eastern Europe.” In: Early Phenomenology in Central and Eastern Europe: Main Figures, Ideas, and Problems, eds. Plotka, W. & Eldridge, P. (Dordrecht: Springer): 1-15.

Eldridge, P. (2017). “Depicting and Seeing-in. The ‘Sujet’ in Husserl’s Phenomenology of Images.” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 17.3, 555-573.

Eldridge, P. (2017). “Regret and the Consciousness of the Past.” International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 25.5, 646-663.

Eldridge, P. (2016). “The Punctum and the Past. Sartre and Barthes on Memory and Fascination.” Sartre Studies International, 22.1, 117-131.

Eldridge, P. (2015). “Observer Memories and Phenomenology.” Phenomenology & Mind, 7, 213-223.

Selected conference presentations

Eldridge, P. (2020). “The Idea of Phenomenology in the Critique of Ethnophilosophy: A Commentary on Paulin Hountondji.” Contributions of African Phenomenology, Crawford’s Beach Lodge. Chintsa, South Africa. 06/03/2020.

Eldridge, P. (2019). “Towards a Phenomenology of Mnemic Affects.” 58th Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Marriot City Center. Pittsburgh, USA. 01/11/2019.

Eldridge, P. (2019). “Husserl on the Constitution of the Past.” 115th Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Sheraton Times Square. New York, USA. 10/01/2019.

Eldridge, P. (2018). “The Vicissitudes of Remembering: Husserl’s Phenomenology of False Memory.” Colloquium of the Canadian Association of Philosophy, Université du Québec à Montréal. Montreal, QC. 04/06/2018.

Eldridge, P. (2017). “Regret, Memory, and Forgiveness.” Issues in the Philosophy of Memory. University of Cologne. Cologne, Germany. 12/07/2017.

Eldridge, P. (2015). “The Meaning of Being Wrong. The Phenomenology of False Judgement in Heidegger’s On the Essence of Truth.” What Is Phenomenology for Heidegger? University of Leuven. Leuven, Belgium. 28/04/2015.

Eldridge, P. (2014). “The Problem of Lethargy in Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morals.” The HIW Graduate Conference. University of Leuven. Leuven, Belgium. 28/03/2014.

Selected translations

Bernet, R. (2019). “Phenomenological Concepts of Untruth in Husserl and Heidegger.” In: Eds. J. Drummond and O. Höffe. Tr. P. Eldridge. Husserl: German Perspectives (New York: Fordham UP): 239-263.

Mayer, V. & Erhard, C. (2019). “The Significance of Objectifying Acts in Husserl’s Fifth Logical Investigation.” .” In: Eds. J. Drummond and O. Höffe. Tr. P. Eldridge. Husserl: German Perspectives (New York: Fordham UP): 163-192.

Melle, U. (2019). “Objectifying and Non-objectifying Acts.” .” In: Eds. J. Drummond and O. Höffe. Tr. P. Eldridge. Husserl: German Perspectives (New York: Fordham UP): 193-208.

Assmann, J. (2019).“Monotheism.” In: Theological Genealogies: Reflections on Secularization in 20th Century German Thought, Eds. Symons, S. & Styfhals, W., Tr. Eldridge, P. (Albany, NY: SUNY Press): 231-242.

Foessel, M. (2019). “Is Progress a Category of Consolation? Kant, Blumenberg, and the Politics of the Moderns.” In: Theological Genealogies: Reflections on Secularization in 20th Century German Thought, Eds. Symons, S. & Styfhals, W., Tr. Eldridge, P. (Albany, NY: SUNY Press): 119-130.

Patočka, J. and Michalski, K. (2015). “Letters Between Krzysztof Michalski and Jan Patočka (1973–1976),” Ed. N. de Warren. Trs. N. de Warren, P. Eldridge, and V. Tylzanowski. The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, 14, 223-269.