Wayne J Froman

Wayne J Froman

Associate Professor

Contemporary European Continental philosophy, phenomenology, hermeneutics, aesthetics

Wayne Froman received his B.A. with High Honors in Philosophy from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Fordham University.  His primary field of study is twentieth century European Continental philosophy, especially phenomenology and related fields.  He has a special interest in Philosophy of Art.  In 1995-1996, Professor Froman held a Visiting Fulbright Research Professorship at the Hegel Archive, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany. 


Selected Publications

A sampling of publications includes:

Merleau-Ponty: Language and the Act of Speech (Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell University Press, 1982);

“Action Painting and the World-As-Picture,” the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Fall 1988. (Reprinted in The Merleau-Ponty Aesthetics Reader: Philosophy and Painting, ed. by G. Johsnon and M. Smith [Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1st edition in 1993]);

“Merleau-Ponty and Phenomenological Philosophy” in Études Phénoménologiques, Special Edition devoted to Merleau-Ponty, ed. by J. Taminiaux;

”Heidegger and the Essence of Technology,” in Die Metaphysik der Praktischen Welt (Festschrift zum siebzigsten Geburtstag Otto Pöggeler’s), ed. by A. Grossman and C. Jamme (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000);

“From Hermeneutics of Texts to Philosophy of Action,” Journal Phänomenologie, Special Edition in honor of Paul Ricoeur on the occasion of his 90th birthday, 2003;

”Rosenzweig and Heidegger on ‘The Moment’ (der Augenblick),”in Franz Rosenzweigs “Neues Denken,” ed. by W. Schmied-Kowarzik (Freiburg: Karl Alber Verlag, 2005);

“Hermeneutics in Economics: The Status of As-If Functions,” in Economics, Philosophy, and Technology: Essays in Honor of Don Lavoie, ed. by J. High (Cheltenham, U.K.: Elgar Press, 2005);

Dramas of Culture, co-edited with J. Foster (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2008); Merleau-Ponty and the Possibilities of Phuilosophy, co-edited with B. Flynn and R. Vallier (Albany, N.Y.: SUNY Press, 2009);

“Emmanuel Levinas and Martin Heidegger: A Strange Conversation” in Interpreting Heidegger: New Essays, ed. by D. Dahlstrom (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2011);

"Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty:  Thought in the Open," in The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger, ed. by F Raffoul and E. Nelson (London and New York: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013 and expanded edition in 2016);

"Maurice Merleau-Ponty," with co-author Meirav Almog in Oxford Bibliographies, Oxford University Press, 2018;

"Franz Rosenzweig's Philosophical  Star of Redemption and the Judaic Precept of T'shuva" in Da'at [Knowledge]: A Journal of Philosophy and Kabbalah (87) (9/19).