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Sven Arvidson, Ph.D.
Director, Liberal Studies
Part of a large family, I was born and raised on the Maryland side of Washington D.C. My bride and I left D.C. for my career as a professor in the Midwest. Most recently I've followed my wife's career to Seattle. To do so I resigned my tenured position in the Midwest, but this was a fantastic opportunity for both of us and Seattle is where we belong.
I teach intelligent and engaging students and find time to publish in various fields. What more can a professor want?
Ph.D. in Philosophy, Georgetown University, 1990.
M.A. in Philosophy, Georgetown University, 1985.
M.A. in Phenomenological Psychology, Duquesne University, 1981.
B.A. in Human Development, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1980.
Educational Technology Certification, San Diego State University, 2001.
Director, Liberal Studies, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, 2010-present.
Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, 1999 - present. <
Senior Faculty Fellow, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, 2008 - present.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, tenured, Department of Philosophy, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH, 1999 - 2000.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH, 1993 to 1998.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, St. Mary's College of Maryland, MD, 1991 to 1993.
Professorial Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University, 1990 to 1991.
Lecturer, School of Summer and Continuing Education, Georgetown University, 1987 to 1990.
Teaching Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University, 1985 to 1988.
ARTICLES and CHAPTERS
Restructuring Attentionality and Intentionality, Human Studies: A Journal for Philosophy and the Social Sciences, forthcoming. Abstract
Artistic Reverence, Chapter in The Art of Social Critique: Painting Mirrors of Social Life, editor Shawn Bingham, Lexington Books, 2012, pp. 531-557. Abstract
Eportfolios in a Liberal Studies Program: An Experiment in Sustainability, Chapter in Teaching Sustainability and Teaching Sustainably, editors Kirsten Bartels and Kelly Parker, Stylus Publications, 2012. Abstract
Gurwitsch, Aron, 1500 word entry in Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, subject editor Dan Zahavi and general editor Edward Craig, Routledge Press, 2013. Abstract
Attention in Context, Chapter in Handbook of Phenomenology and Cognitive Science, editors Daniel Schmicking and Shaun Gallagher, Springer, 2010, pp. 99-121. Abstract
Attentional Capture and Attentional Character, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 2008, 7 (4), pp. 539-562. Abstract
Transparent Teaching, Currents in Teaching and Learning, 1, (1). pp. 4-16. Co-written with Therese Huston. Abstract
Experimental Evidence for Three Dimensions of Attention, Chapter in Gurwitsch's Revelancy for Cognitive Sciences, editor Lester Embree, Springer, 2004, pp. 151-168. Abstract
A Lexicon of Attention: From Cognitive Science to Phenomenology Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 2003, 2 (2), pp. 91-131. Abstract
Moral Attention in Encountering You: Gurwitsch and Buber Husserl Studies, 2003, 19 (1), pp. 71-91. Abstract
Transformations in Consciousness: Continuity, the Self, and Marginal Consciousness, Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2000, 7 (3), pp. 3-26. Abstract
Bringing Context into Focus: Parallels in the Psychology of Attention and the Philosophy of Science, The Journal of Phenomenological Psychology<, 1998, 29 (1), pp. 50-91. Abstract
Looking Intuit: A Phenomenological Investigation of Intuition and Attention, Chapter in Intuition: The Inside Story: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, co-edited with Robbie Davis-Floyd, Routledge Press, 1997, pp. 39-56. Abstract
Relevance and Aesthetic Perception Chapter in To Work at the Foundations: Essays in Memory of Aron Gurwitsch, Evans, C. and Shufflebeam, A., (eds.), Contributions to Phenomenology Series, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997, pp. 131-140. Abstract
Toward a Phenomenology of Attention, Human Studies: A Journal for Philosophy and the Social Sciences, 1996, 19, pp. 71-84. Abstract
Stability and Achievement in Richard Lind's Aesthetic Theory, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1993, 51 (4), pp. 619-622. Abstract
The Field of Consciousness: James and Gurwitsch, Tansactions of the C. S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy, 1992, 28 (4), pp. 833-856. Abstract
On the Origin of Organization in Consciousness, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 1992, 23 (1), pp. 53-65. Abstract
Hegel on the Nature and Status of the Concept in Kant's Critical Philosophy, Kinesis, 1986, 15 (2), pp.88-106. Abstract
Moral Artistry, HUIC Arts and Humanties Conference, Honolulu, HA (January 2012).
Eportfolios in a Liberal Studies Program: An Experiment in Sustainability, Association for Integrative Studies, San Diego, CA (October 2010).
One Person, One Job: A Modern View of Vocation and Justice in Plato's Republic, Southern Humanities Council ( February 2010).
A Gestalt-Phenomenology of Attention, University of Central Florida (March 2008).
The Riddle of Socrates in the Apology: At Home between the Human and Divine, Southern Humanities Council (February 2008).
Personal Identity and Authentic Reflection, Southern Humanities Council (January 2006).
Experimental Evidence for Three Dimensions in Attention, invited presentation, Florida Atlantic U. (October 2002).
Moral Attention and Compassion, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division (March 2002).
Gurwitsch's Phenomenology of Attention invited presentation / workshop for Phenomenology of Attention Conference, Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale (April 2001).
Teacher of the Year Award, 2010, awarded by Student Executive Council, College of Arts and Sciences, Seattle University
College Teaching Award, 2004, awarded by Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences, Seattle University.
Fellow, Academy of Consciousness Studies, Princeton Engineering
Anomalies Research Laboratory, Princeton University (1994 and thereafter
with publication of Intuition book).
Member, Association for General and Liberal Studies (since 2011)
Member, Association for Integrative Studies (since 2010).
Member, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (since 1989).
Member, American Philosophical Association (since 1985).