Robert Luzecky

Robert Luzecky

Adjunct Faculty

Continental, Phenomenology, Socio-Political, Aesthetics, Deleuze, Ingarden, and Marx.

Rob Luzecky works on continental philosophy. Broadly construed, his research interests include aspects of the early phenomenological movement and post-structuralism. His primary areas of research specialization is the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. It should also be observed that Rob has a deep affinity for the aesthetics of Roman Ingarden and the socio-political philosophy of Karl Marx. In addition, he maintains an interest in philosophy and popular culture. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University (under the supervision of Daniel W. Smith). Rob has co-edited a popular culture and philosophy book on Amy Schumer. His most recent article was on Roman Ingarden's philosophy of film. Rob is currently working on a couple of articles on Deleuze and is co-editing a book on Deleuze's philosophy of time.  

Selected Publications

Books:

Deleuze and Time (co-editor, Daniel W. Smith), (under contract, Edinburgh University Press).        

Amy Schumer and Philosophy: Brainwreck! (co-editor, Charlene Elsby), Open Court Publishing,  Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2018).    

 

Peer-reviewed Articles:    

“The Empty Form of Time” Deleuze and Guattari Studies; Special Issue on the Logic of Sense (Forthcoming, 2021).         

“A Proposed Revision to Roman Ingarden’s Concept of the Filmic Work of Art: Strata, Sound, Spectacle” Horizon; Studies in Phenomenology: Roman Ingarden’s Philosophy Reconsidered Horizon Vol. 9, No. 2 (2020).        

“The Revolutionary Axiology and Non-generalizable Ontology of Kierkegaard’s Concept of Repetition” Clio Vol. 47, No. 3 (Summer, 2020).        

“Oppression, Speech, and Mitsein in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale” Clio Vol. 46, No. 3 (Summer 2017).        

Expanded Publication List

        

 

Books:

Deleuze and Time (co-editor, Daniel W. Smith), (under contract, Edinburgh University Press).        

 Amy Schumer and Philosophy: Brainwreck! (co-editor, Charlene Elsby), Open Court Publishing,  Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2018).        

     

ARTICLES                       

Peer-reviewed Academic Articles:        

“The Empty Form of Time” Deleuze and Guattari Studies; Special Issue on the Logic of Sense         (Forthcoming, 2021).         

“A Proposed Revision to Roman Ingarden’s Concept of the Filmic Work of Art: Strata, Sound,                   Spectacle” Horizon; Studies in Phenomenology: Roman Ingarden’s Philosophy Reconsidered  Horizon            Vol. 9,  No. 2, (2020).        

 “The Revolutionary Axiology and Non-generalizable Ontology of Kierkegaard’s Concept of Repetition” Clio Vol. 47, No. 3 (Summer, 2020).        

 “Oppression, Speech, and Mitsein in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale” Clio Vol. 46, No. 3 (Summer 2017).        

Invited Magazine Article:        

“Ingarden i krytyka Husserla z punktu widzenia realizmu” Filozofuj! No. 3 (2020)        

 

REVIEWS

Review of Devin Zane Shaw, Philosophy of Antifascism: Punching Nazis and Fighting White Supremacy,       (Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy).

 

CHAPTERS                   

“Mitscherling’s Reading of Ingarden” in Essays on Aesthetic Genesis. Charlene Elsby and Aaron           Massecar (ed.), (Lanham: University Press of America, 2016).        

“Loving Your Pet is Better than Utilitarianism” in Rick and Morty and Philosophy: in the Beginning was the Squanch, Wayne Yuen and Lester Abesamis (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court   Publishing, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2019).        

“Attack of the Simulacra” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in Westworld and Philosophy: Mind Equals           Blown, Richard Greene and Josh Heter (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2018).        

“Putting the Fun Back in Re-fundable” in Amy Schumer and Philosophy: Brainwreck!. Charlene  Elsby and Rob Luzecky (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2018).        

“A Man Fighting Amongst the Gods” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in Iron Man vs Captain America                  and Philosophy, Nicolas Michaud and Jessica Watkins (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court Publishing Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2018).        

“Reason and Catharsis” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in Twin Peaks and Philosophy: That’s Damn Fine Philosophy!, Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2018).        

“The Art of Playing Along with Dancing Little People” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in Twin Peaks and Philosophy: That’s Damn Fine Philosophy!, Richard Greene and Rachel Robison Greene (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2018).         

“Other People’s Body Parts” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in American Horror Story and Philosophy; Life is but a Nightmare, Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2017).        

“What’s Wrong with Experimenting on Humans?” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in The X-Files and Philosophy: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE. Robert Arp (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2017).         

“Is Elizabeth Free to Choose?” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in The Americans and Philosophy. Robert Arp (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series 2017).        

“The Conspiracy is Real” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in The X-Files and Philosophy: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE. Robert Arp (ed.) (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2017).        

“How to Keep on Denying and Love Being a Spy” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in The Americans                   and Philosophy.Robert Arp (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2017).          

“Deleuze meets Mr. Robot: How to Become a Revolutionary” (Charlene Elsby, co-author) in Mr. Robot and Philosophy. Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene (ed.) (Chicago, Open Court Publishing Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2017).        

“Sartre, De Beauvoir, and the Freedom to Quit Being a Spy” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in The Americans and Philosophy. Robert Arp (ed.), (Chicago, Open Court Publishing Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2017).        

“The Moral Limits of Experimentation Using Humans” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in The X-Files and Philosophy: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE. Robert Arp (ed.), (Chicago: Open  Court Publishing Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2017).        

“The Truth is Out There: The Conspiracy is Real” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in The X-Files and                  Philosophy: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE. Robert Arp (ed.), (Chicago, Open Court Publishing Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2017).         

“Universal Denial, Passive Nihilism, and Affirmation in The Americans” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in The Americans and Philosophy. Robert Arp (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court  Publishing Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2017).        

“Empathy and Evil: Drug-Dealing Murderers are People Too” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in Breaking Bad and Philosophy. Robert Arp (ed.), (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).        

“Laughing in the Face of the Absurd” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in Orphan Black and Philosophy,                  Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2016).         

“The End of Inigo Montoya” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in The Princess Bride and Philosophy,              Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2015).         

“The Miracle of True Love” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in The Princess Bride and Philosophy,                Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2015).        

“One Good Solid Hope – The Impossible Girl” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in More Doctor Who and Philosophy: Regeneration Time, Courtland Lewis and Paula Smithka (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2015).         

“What Friends are For” (Charlene Elsby co-author) in Orange is the New Black and Philosophy,              Richard Greene and Rachel Robison Greene (ed.), (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, 2015).        

Grants and Fellowships

Promise Award Travel Grant, Winter 2020 (to present a paper at the 13th Deleuze and Guattari  Studies Conference: Territorialities, Exterritorialities, Non-territorialities — cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic): $1500        

Promise Award Travel Grant, Fall 2019 Travel Grant (to present a paper at Logic of Sense at 50 at Gettysburg College): $800        

McBride International Travel Grant (to present a paper at the XXIV World Congress of Philosophy Beijing, China): $1000         

Promise Award Travel Grant, Summer 2018 (to present a paper at the XXIV World Congress of Philosophy Beijing, China): $1500        

Promise Award Travel Grant, Summer 2018 (to research at the Husserl Archive Leuven, at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): $1500        

Courses Taught

Philosophy and Literature, Bioethics, Socio-Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Art, Existentialism. 

Education

Ph.D., Purdue University, 2021.

MA, Purdue University, 2020.

MA, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2012. 

 

Recent Presentations

“Aion and the Empty Form of Time”, Logic of Sense at 50, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg PA, September 21, 2019.        

“The First Synthesis of Time”, 12th Annual Deleuze & Guattari Studies Conference, Royal Holloway University of London, 8 July, 2019.        

“Round Table on Time and Literature”, XXIV World Congress of Philosophy Beijing, China. August 18, 2018.        

“Revolutionary Feminism and Revolutionary Time in The Handmaid's Tale” North American Society for Early Phenomenology Annual Meeting, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: June 13-15, 2018.