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Wanda Torres Gregory

Wanda Torres Gregory

Wanda Torres Gregory

Wanda Torres Gregory
Title
Professor, Philosophy Department Chair
Phone
617-521-2219
Office
C-310C
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Dr. Wanda Torres Gregory is full professor of Philosophy at Simmons College, where she has worked since 1996. Her scholarship is focused on Martin Heidegger's philosophy. Her works on Heidegger include two book translations, published by State University of New York Press, as well articles that develop a particular aspect of his idea of language or draw comparisons with analytic philosophers of language, such as W.V. Quine and Ludwig Wittgenstein. She is currently working on a book that traces the development of his conception of language.

A recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2001, Dr. Torres Gregory has taught over fifteen different courses at Simmons. Her most recent courses include Contemporary Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Nineteenth-century Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Symbolic Logic, and Seminars on Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Publications

BOOKS

  1. Martin Heidegger. Logic as the Question Concerning the Essence of Language. NY: SUNY Press, 2009. (Co-translator: Yvonne Unna, Seton Hall University)
  2. Martin Heidegger. On the Essence of Language. NY: SUNY Press, 2004. (Co-translator: Yvonne Unna, Seton Hall University)
  3. World Ethics. CA: Wadsworth, 2002. (Co-editor: Donna Giancola, Suffolk University)

ARTICLES

  1. "Language and Transformation in Heidegger's Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis) and Wittgenstein's Philosophische Untersuchungen." Diálogos 87 (2006): 197-215.
  2. "Heidegger's Phenomenology of Boredom and the Scientific Investigation of Conscious Experience." Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences (2006) 5: 155-169. (Co-author: Sue P. Stafford, Simmons College)
  3. "Language, Technology, and Tradition in Heidegger." Diálogos 83 (2004): 195-208.
  4. Review of Andrew Bowie. Introduction to German Philosophy. From Kant to Habermas. Blackwell, 2003. In Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
  5. Review of Taylor Carman. Heidegger's Analytic. Interpretation, Discourse, and Authenticity in Being and Time. Cambridge University Press, 2003. In Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
  6. Review of Julian Young. Heidegger's Later Philosophy. Cambridge University Press, 2002. In Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
  7. Review of Laurence Paul Hemming. Heidegger's Atheism: The Refusal of a Theological Voice. Notre Dame University Press, 2002. In Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
  8. Review of John R. Searle. Consciousness and Language. Cambridge University Press, 2002. In Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
  9. Review of Norman K. Swazo. Crisis Theory and Moral World Order. Heideggerian Reflections. SUNY Press, 2002. In Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
  10. "Heidegger, Carnap, and Quine at the Crossroads of Language." Current Studies in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics. A Quarterly Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Winter 2001).
  11. Martín Heidegger. "El lenguaje." Cupey. Revista de la Universidad Metropolitana. Vol. XIV (1999): 218-233.
  12. "Heidegger on Traditional Language and Technological Language." Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of Philosophy. http://www.bu.edu/wcp/Papers/Cont/ContGreg.htm
  13. "Quine and Heidegger on Meaning." Diálogos 72 (1998): 71-94.
  14. Martin Heidegger. "Traditional Language and Technological Language." Journal of Philosophical Research. Vol. XXIII (1998): 129-145.
  15. "Heidegger y Quine: La posibilidad de un diálogo." Diálogos 64 (1994): 111-126.
  16. "Indeterminacy of Translation/Subdeterminacy of Theory: A Critique." Diálogos 53 (1989): 69-88.

Recent Presentations and Lectures

"Heidegger and the Biological Event of Language." North Texas Heidegger Symposium. El Centro Community College, Dallas, April 30, 2011.

"Heidegger's Last(ing) Retrieval of Logos as the Essence of Language." North Texas Heidegger Symposium, University of Dallas, Irving, April 19, 2009.

"The Path of Logos in Heidegger's Reflections on Language before Being and Time." 25th North Texas Heidegger Symposium, Collin College, Frisco, April 28, 2007.

"Heidegger and Wittgenstein: Language and Transformation." Conférences 2005-2006, Université de Montréal, March 9, 2006.

"Language and World in Heidegger's Path of Thinking." North Texas Heidegger Symposium, University of Dallas, Irvine, April 8-9, 2005.

"Unintelligibility in Heidegger." World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, August 10-17, 2003.

"Heidegger's Critical Appropriation of Aristotle's Conception of Logos in Sein und Zeit." National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar "Aristotle on Thought and Meaning," San Diego State University, July 31, 2003.

"Heidegger on the Uncanniness of Language in the Age of Modern Technology." Heidegger 2002 Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, October 30-November 2, 2002.

"The Transformation of Language in the Beiträge." Heidegger 2001 Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, April 18-21, 2001.

"Heidegger, Carnap, and Quine at the Crossroads of Language." Heidegger 2000 Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, April 19-22, 2000.


Research

  • The Development of Martin Heidegger's Conception of Language. Book in progress


Teaching Areas & Topics

  • Critical Thinking
  • Formal Logic
  • Ethics
  • 19th-century Philosophy
  • Contemporary Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language

Awards & Honors

  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2005
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Award, 2003
  • Simmons College Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Master of Arts
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Doctor of Philosophy
Boston University