Andreea Smaranda Aldea

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Kent State University
https://www.kent.edu/philosophy/andreea-smaranda-aldea

 

Andreea Smaranda Aldea

Emory PhD Supervisor

David Carr

Areas of Specialization

Phenomenology (German, Austrian, Polish, French)

Areas of Competence

Epistemology, Metaphysics, History of Philosophy (esp. Ancient, Hellenistic, Renaissance, Early Modern)

Research Interests

Phenomenology of Imagination and Perception, Phenomenological Method, Mental Image and Sense-Data Theories, Theories of Abstraction and Cognition, Universalizing Thought, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, Cognitive Science, Aesthetics

Education

MA (philosophy), Emory University
BA (philosophy and German studies), University of Arkansas

Dissertation Title

Phantasie and Philosophical Inquiry – Thinking with Edmund Husserl

Presentations

A. Refereed Paper Presentations

“Husserl’s Struggle with Mental Images”, Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), Philadelphia, October 2011 (upcoming)

“Eidetic Consciousness – Eidetic Modification: From The Variant to the Invariant”, Werkkreis, Husserl Archiv, Universität Köln, July 7, 2011

“Imagination and Empathy – Uniqueness of Thought in a Community of Thinkers”, Annual Meeting of the International Society for Intellectual History, Bucharest, Romania, May 26-28, 2011

Phantasie and Husserl’s Eidetic Variation”, Annual Meeting of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology, Reykjavík, Iceland, April 28-30, 2011

Phantasie and Imagining Consciousness in Husserlian Phenomenology”, Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), Montréal, November 2010

Phantasie in Husserl’s Phenomenological Inquiry”, Annual Husserl Circle Meeting, New York, June 2010

“Thinking with Sartre – Imagination the Path to Philosophy?” Eastern Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern APA), New York, December 2009

Erôs, Anamnêsis, …The Life of a Philosopher”, Undergraduate and Graduate Philosophy Conference, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR, 2006

“Heidegger and the Poets”, “Identity and Difference” Undergraduate and Graduate Philosophy Conference, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR, 2005

B. Invited Paper Presentations

“Husserlian Eidetics – Thoughts on Husserliana XLI, Zur Lehre vom Wesen und zur Methode der Eidetischen Variation, Texte aus dem Nachlass 1891-1935”, invited paper, panel with the editor of Husserliana XLI, Husserl Circle Annual Meeting, Boston College, upcoming June 2012.

“Eidetic Consciousness – Eidetic Modification: From The Variant to the Invariant”, Werkkreis, Husserl Archiv, Universität Köln, July 7, 2011

“Thinking with Edmund Husserl – Imagination and Philosophical Inquiry”, invited paper, Philosophy Department, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, April 21, 2011

C. Other Paper Presentations

“Husserl’s Eidetic Variation – A Puzzle”, Philosophy Forum, Emory University, Atlanta, Spring 2011 “Husserl’s encounter with Cantor, Bolzano, and Lotze – Phenomenology and Abstraction”, Philosophy Forum, Emory University, Atlanta, Fall 2010

“Heidegger and the Imagination”, Philosophy Forum, Emory University, Atlanta, Fall 2008

Publications

A. Refereed Journal Articles

“Spinoza’s Imagination – Rethinking Passivity”, Idealistic Studies (forthcoming, Vol.41/3, Nov. 2011)

Fellowships and Awards

  • Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Dillard University (Emory University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2011-2011)
  • Halle Foundation Fellowship for Research in Germany (University of Köln, Summer 2011)
  • Philosophy Department Fellowship (Emory University, 2006-2011)
  • Arts and Sciences Fellowship (Emory University, 2006-2011)
  • Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology Award in Honor of José Huertas‑Jourda (Husserl Circle, 2010)
  • Institute for Comparative and International Studies Fellowship (Emory University, 2007)
  • Whitbeck Memorial Award (University of Arkansas, 2006)
  • Storthz Award (University of Arkansas, 2006)
  • Donaghey Scholars Program Scholarship (University of Arkansas, 2002-2006)
  • German Studies Award (University of Arkansas, 2005-2006)
  • Maurice Friedman Award (University of Arkansas, 2005)
  • Research Award (Karl Franzens Universität, 2005)
  • Study Abroad Award (Karl Franzens Universität, 2005)
  • Socratic Society Award (University of Arkansas, 2004)