SRU's Sparrow publishes work of philosopher Alphonso Lingis


Nov. 6, 2018

Tom Sparrow, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of philosophy, recently published an edited anthology titled "The Alphonso Lingis Reader," a collection of writings by American philosopher Alphonso Lingis.

Sparrow, who wrote the introduction of the book, served on a panel discussing Lingis' work at the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences last month in State College. Lingis, a professor emeritus of philosophy at Penn State University, writes about phenomenology, which analyzes the structures of experience and consciousness, as well as other philosophical studies as they relate to everything from knowledge and laughter to death.

Published by University of Minnesota Press and available on, "The Alphonso Lingis Reader" is Sparrow's seventh book. He recently published an article in the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics titled "Disabled Bodies and Norms of Flourishing in the Human Engineering Debate," which takes a critical look at prominent moral arguments in favor of using genetic engineering to prevent disabilities.