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Peter Costello


Contact Information:
St. Catherine of Siena Hall 111


Ph.D. - Pennsylvania State University

Area(s) of Expertise:

19th and 20th Century Philosophy, Phenomenology and Existentialism

Selected Publications:

Costello, Peter. (2012). Layers in Husserl's Phenomenology: On Meaning and Intersubjectivity. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Costello, Peter. (2011). Philosophy in Children's Literature. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield (Lexington Books).

Costello, Peter. (2009). Essential Intuition: A Communal Act. ALEA, Barcelona: Documenta Universaria. 7

Recent Presentations:

Costello, Peter., North American Community of Inquiry Colloquium, Quebec, Canada, "Paper: On the Phenomenology of Transition and Transitional Objects: How Charlotte's Web Can Help Change Children and Animals". June, 2014.

Costello, Peter., American Philosophical Association, PLATO: Philosophy for Children, Baltimore, MD, "From Confusion to Love: The Mouse and His Child as Phenomenological Novel". December, 2013.

Costello, Peter., ICNAP: Interdisciplinary North America Phenomenology, Mahwah, NJ, "Specters of Jesus: Embodiment, Ghosts, and Resurrection & Toward a Phenomenology of Community: Stein and Nancy". May, 2013.

Costello, Peter., Intimacy and Embodiment: Phenomenological Perspectives, Toronto, Canada, "Towards a Phenomenology of Community: Stein and Nancy". May, 2011.

Costello, Peter., Comparisons, Interactions, and Contestations, Bucharest, Romania & Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria, "Toward a Phenomenology of Sacred Space and Ticklish Subjectivity: Tarkovsky's Stalker as Read by Husserl, Zizek, and Kristeva". June, 2010.

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