Detailed Information for Nathan Jun

Nathan J. Jun PhD 
Philosophy
 » Coordinator & Assistant Professor
Office Location
Bea Wood Hall 221
Office Hours

 
Voice: (940) 397-4128
 
 

Contact Information

nathan.jun@mwsu.edu

My Websites

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Interests

  • The history of 19th and 20th-century radical political philosophy, especially anarchism, left-socialism, and left-libertarianism
  • Issues in political normativity, including political obligation, legitimacy, and the justification of political authority
  • Moral and philosophical issues in economics, especially as concerns the concepts of labor, equality, and exploitation
  • The philosophy of labor and the history of philosophy within radical labor and workers' rights movements
  • Contemporary European moral and political philosophy, especially Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze
  • The "analytic/continental" divide as a philosophical and sociological phenomenon
  • Metaphilosophy, philosophy of social science, and the sociology of philosophies

  • Course Information

      Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
    Details Spring 2014 3233  201  Early Modern Philosophy    O'Donohoe Hall 110
    Details Spring 2014 2233  201  Classical Philosophy    O'Donohoe Hall 110
    Details Spring 2014 2033  201  Ethics    Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Spring 2014 1033  201  Primary Concerns of Philosophy    Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Fall 2013 3533  101  Special Topics in Philosophy: Buddhism    Moffett Library 212

    TR 11-12:20

    Details Fall 2013 2033  101  Ethics    D.L. Ligon Coliseum 223

    MWF 11-11:50

    Details Fall 2013 1533  101  Logic    Bolin Hall 309

    TR 9:30-10:50

    Details Fall 2013 1033  101  Primary Concerns of Philosophy    Bolin Hall 312

    MWF 10-10:50

    Details Spring 2013 2333    Philosophy of Religion    McCullough Hall 101
    Details Spring 2013 2033    Ethics    Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
    Details Spring 2013 1033    Primary Concerns of Philosophy    Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
    Details Fall 2012 3433  101  Existentialism    Dillard College of Business Administration 177

    TR 11-12:20

    Details Fall 2012 3333  101  Nineteenth-Century Philosophy    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

    TR 9:30-10:50

    Details Fall 2012 2033  101  Ethics    Dillard College of Business Administration 178

    MWF 11-11:50 a.m.

    Details Spring 2012 2633  201  Contemporary Philosophy    Dillard College of Business Administration 329
    Details Spring 2012 2133  201  Political Philosophy    Dillard College of Business Administration 329
    Details Spring 2012 2033  201  Ethics    Dillard College of Business Administration 129
    Details Spring 2012 1033  201  Primary Concerns of Philosophy    Dillard College of Business Administration 129
    Details Fall 2011 3533  101  Special Topics in Philosophy: Feminist Philosophy    Dillard College of Business Administration 178
    Details Fall 2011 3233  101  Early Modern Philosophy    Dillard College of Business Administration 178
    Details Fall 2011 2033  101  Ethics    Dillard College of Business Administration 328



    Education Background

    Institution Degree    Graduation Date
    Loyola University Chicago Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) in English and Philosophy 2001 
    University of Pennsylvania Master of Arts in Philosophy 2003 
    Purdue University Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy and Literature 2008 



    Employment Background

    Institution Position Start Date / End Date
     Wilbur Wright College  Adjunct Professor of Philosophy  2007  2008
     Midwestern State University  Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Tenure-track)  2008-Aug  Present



    Research and Publications

    Selected Publications
     
    Book
     
    Anarchism and Political Modernity (Continuum, 2011)
     
    Edited Books

    A Companion to Anarchist Philosophy (Brill, under contract)

    Without Borders or Limits: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Anarchist Studies, ed. Nathan Jun and Jorell Melendez (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013)

    Revolutionary Hope: Essays in Honor of William L. McBride, ed. Nathan Jun and Shane Wahl (Lexington Books, 2013)

    The Hippolyte Havel Reader, ed. Nathan Jun (AK Press, forthcoming)

    Deleuze & Ethics, ed. Daniel W. Smith & Nathan Jun (Edinburgh University Press, 2011)

    New Perspectives on Anarchism, ed. Nathan Jun & Shane Wahl (Lexington Books, 2009)


    Reviews

    Review of Kathy Ferguson, Emma Goldman: Political Thinking in the Streets, in Contemporary Political Theory 12 (Spring 2013), e8-e10.

    Review of Thomas Nail, Returning to Revolution: Deleuze, Guattari and Zapatismo, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (February 7, 2013).

     "Anarchism from Theory to Practice: Two Recent Contrubutions to Anarchist Studies," Review Essay on Benjamin Franks, Rebel Alliances: The Means and Ends of Contemporary British Anarchisms, and Anthony Nocella, et al. (eds.), The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics, in WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society 15:4 (December 2012), pp. 613-616.

    Review of Crispin Sartwell, Practical Anarchism: Writings of Josiah Warren, forthcoming in Anarchist Studies 20:1 (Spring 2012), pp. 115-116.

    Review of W. Bonefeld, Subverting the Present, Imagining the Future, forthcoming in Anarchist Studies 20:1 (Spring 2012), pp. 127-128.

    Review of Alexandre Christoyannopoulos, Christian Anarchism: A Political Commentary on the Gospel, in Ideas and Action, December 2011.

    Review of Crispin Sartwell, Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory, in Philosophy & Social Criticism 37:7 (September 2011), pp. 845-7.

    Review of Angel Smith, Anarchism, Revolution, and Reaction: Catalan Labour and the Crisis of the Spanish State, 1898-1923, in Enterprise and Society: The International Journal of Business History 11: 2 (June 2010), pp. 430-1.

    "Anarchist Philosophy and the Reductio ad Politicum" (Review Article of Crispin Sartwell's Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory), in Anarchist Studies 17:2 (Fall 2009), pp. 108-111.

    Review of Andrej Grubacic & Staughton Lynd, Wobblies & Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism, and Radical History, in Anarchist Studies 17:1 (Spring 2009), pp. 118-20.


    Book Chapters


    "Introduction" (with Jorell Meléndez), Without Borders or Limits: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Anarchist Studies (forthcoming 2013).

    "Introduction" (with Shane Wahl), Revolutionary Hope: Essays in Honor of William L. McBride (Lexington Books, 2013), pp. 1-5.


     "Paideia for Praxis: Philosophy and Pedagogy as Practices of Liberation," in Anarchist Pedagogies, ed. R. Haworth (PM Press, 2012), pp. 283-302.

    "Deleuze, Derrida, e l'Anarchismo," in Pensare Altrimenti: Anarchismo e filosofia radicale del novecento, ed. S. Vaccaro (Eleuthera, 2011), pp. 175-207.

    "Introduction" and "Deleuze, Values, and Normativity," in Deleuze and Ethics, ed. D.W. Smith & N. Jun (Edinburgh University Press, 2010), pp. 1-4, 89-107.

    "Reconsidering Poststructuralism and Anarchism," in Postanarchism: A Reader, ed. D. Rousselle & S. Evren (Pluto Press, 2011), pp. 231-249.

    "Anarchist Philosophy: Past, Problems, and Prospects," in Anarchism & Moral Philosophy, ed. B. Franks &  M. Wilson (Palgrave, 2010), pp. 45-68.

     
    Journal Articles

    "Rethinking the Anarchist Canon: History, Philosophy, and Interpretation," in Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies 3:1 (Summer 2013), pp. 82-116.

    "Editor's Introduction" to Special Issue on the 2nd North American Anarchist Studies Network, in Theory In Action 4:4 (October 2011), pp. 1-8.

    "Towards an Anarchist Film Theory," in Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies 1:1 (2010), pp. 139-161 [ISSN: 1923-5615].

    "Deleuze and Normativity," in Philosophy Today 53:4 (Winter 2009), pp. 347-358.

    "Anarchist Philosophy & Working Class Struggle: A Brief History and Commentary," in WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society 12:3 (September 2009), pp. 505-519.

    Translation (with Jesse Cohn) of Daniel Colson's "Lectures Anarchistes de Spinoza," in The Journal of French Philosophy 17:2 (Summer 2009), pp. 86-129.

    "Deleuze, Derrida, and Anarchism," in Anarchist Studies 15:2 (Fall 2007), pp. 132-56.

    "Toward a Girardian Politics," in Studies in Social and Political Thought 12 (Fall 2007), pp. 22-42.

    "Fredegisus of Tours On the Existence of Nothingness and Shadows: A New Translation & Commentary," in Comitatus 34 (September 2003), pp. 150-169.

     

    Works in Progress

    Rebel Thoughts: The Selected Poetry and Prose of Pietro Gori (with I. Spaziani)

    The Max Baginski Reader

    The Immortal Idea: A Philosophical Defense of Anarchism