Associate Professor, Philosophy
Shannon M. Mussett has been at UVU since 2003.
- Ph.D. in Philosophy from Villanova University, 2002
- M.A. in Philosophy from Villanova University, 1998
- B.A. in Philosophy from Goucher College, 1996
- PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:
- Utah Valley University,
- Associate Professor - 2009 - present
- Assistant Professor - 2003-2009
- Bryn Mawr College, Instructor - 2002-2003
- Villanova University, Instructor - 1998-2002
- PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
- The American Philosophical Association
- The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
- The Comparative Continental Philosophy Circle
- The Beauvoir Circle
- The Society for Philosophy and Geography
- SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
"Irony and the Work of Art: Hegelian Legacies in Robert Smithson," Evental Aesthetics 1, no.1 (2012): 48-76.
Beauvoir and Western Thought from Plato to Butler. Co-edited with William Wilkerson. Includes original essay, “The Literary Grounding of Metaphysics: Beauvoir and Plato on Philosophical Fiction,” and co-authored introductory essay. SUNY Press, forthcoming, 2012.
Introduction to "A Review of The Elementary Structures of Kinship by Claude Lévi-Strauss" in Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophical Texts. Eds. Margaret A. Simons and Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir, Urbana : University of Illinois Press, forthcoming, 2012.
“Nature and Anti-Nature in Simone de Beauvoir’s Philosophy,” Philosophy Today, SPEP Supplement, 2009.
“Conditions of Servitude: The Peculiar Role of the Master-Slave Dialectic in Simone de Beauvoir’s, The Second Sex,” in The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: Critical Essays. Ed. Margaret Simons. Indiana University Press, 2006.
“Ageing and Existentialism: Simone de Beauvoir and the Limits of Freedom,” Death and Anti-Death, Volume 4: Twenty Years After De Beauvoir, Thirty Years After Heidegger. Ed. Charles Tandy. Palo Alto: Ria University Press, 2006.
“Simone de Beauvoir.” Encyclopedia of Modern Europe : Europe Since 1914 –Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction. Eds. Jay Winter and John Merriman. Farmington Hills, MI : Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2006.
The Contradictions of Freedom: Philosophical Essays on Simone de Beauvoir's The Mandarins. Co-edited with Sally J. Scholz. SUNY Press, 2005. (Including co-authored introduction and the essay: "Personal Choice and the Seduction of the Absolute in The Mandarins").
Introduction to "An Existentialist Looks at Americans," in Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophical Texts. Eds. Margaret A. Simons and Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
"On the Threshold of History: The Role of Nature and Africa in Hegel's Philosophy" in Tensional Landscapes: The Dynamics of Boundaries and Placements. Eds. Gary Backhaus and John Murungi. Lexington Books, 2003. Reprint. The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience. Ed. John McClendon and George Yancy. Vol. 3, No. 1 Fall 2003: 39-46.
"Expressions of Negativity: Simone de Beauvoir's Response to Hegelian Freedom." Essays in Celebration of the Founding of the Organization of Phenomenological Organizations. Ed. CHEUNG. Chan-Fai, Chvatik, Copoeru, Embree, Iribarne, & Rainer Sepp. www.o-p-o.net., 2003.
"Simone de Beauvoir." Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/b/beauvoir.htm#top, 2003.
IN PROGRESS/UNDER REVIEW
"Irrationality, Entropy, and Nature: The Aesthetic Collision of Hegel and Smithson"
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Continental Philosophy (particularly French Existentialism and German Idealism), Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy (Ancient and Modern), Freudian Psychoanalytic Theory, Aesthetics.