- Interim Department Chair, Humanities
- Associate Professor of Philosophy, Humanities
- PhD, University of Guelph
Scott Marratto is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Michigan Technological University. He is President of the Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy and author of The Intercorporeal Self: Merleau-Ponty on Subjectivity (State University of New York Press, 2012). He is also co-author (with Lawrence E. Schmidt) of The End of Ethics in a Technological Society (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008). Challenging a prevalent modern idea of the self as, essentially, a discrete, interior consciousness, Marratto has argued that self-consciousness emerges on the basis of the living, expressive movement by which our bodies are situated in a world with others. Beginning from this insight into the nature of self-consciousness and cognition, he critically evaluates neoliberal thinking about selfhood, agency, and choice, and proposes new ways of thinking about the spatial and material conditions of political community and human development.
Links of Interest
- Continental Philosophy (especially phenomenology)
- Political Philosophy
- Philosophy of Science and Technology
Books and Book Chapters
- Marratto, Scott. The Intercorporeal Self: Merleau-Ponty on Subjectivity. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2012. Read More
- Schmidt, Lawrence E., with Scott Marratto. The End of Ethics in a Technological Society. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2008. Read More
- Marratto, Scott. “Intercorporeality.” In 50 Concepts for an Intersectional Phenomenology, eds. Ann Murphy, Gayle Salamon, and Gail Weiss. Evanston: Northwestern University Press (in press).
- “Alterity and Expression in Merleau-Ponty: A Response to Levinas.” In Perception and its Development in Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology, eds. John Russon and Kirsten Jacobson. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 2017.
- “Blind Narcissism: Merleau-Ponty and Derrida on the Line.” In Phenomenology and the Arts, eds. Lician Carlson and Peter Costello. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books [Rowman & Littlefield], 2016.
- “‘This Power to Which we are Vowed’: Ipseity and Language in Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology.” In Time, Memory, Institution: Merleau-Ponty’s New Ontology of Self, eds. Kym McLaren and David Morris. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2015.
- “Violence and the Political: A Derridean Challenge to Deliberative Democracy,” Derrida Today, Montreal (May 2018).
- “Hegemony and Decision: Phenomenological Reflections on Political Agency,” 16th Annual Conference of The Nordic Society for Phenomenology, Gdansk, Poland (April 2018).
- “The Fecund Absence of the Work: The Inoperative in Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet,” American Comparative Literature Association, Utrecht, Netherlands, (July 2017).
- “Politics and Expression: Merleau-Ponty’s Concept of Political Agency,” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Salt Lake City, UT (October 2016).
- “Kant’s Concept of Religion,” XIIIth Annual Toronto International Summer Seminar in Philosophy, Toronto, ON (May 2016).
- “Originary Technicity: Reflections on Drawing, Mirrors, and Self-Portraiture,” 40th Annual Conference of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle, Worcester, MA (October 2015).
- “Sovereignty and Revolution: Derrida and Merleau-Ponty on Political Agency,” Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy/La Société Canadienne de Philosophie Continentale, Vancouver, (September 2014).
- HU 2700-Introduction to Philosophy
- HU 3700-Philosophy of Science
- HU 3702-Philosophy of Religion
- HU 3701-Philosophy of Technology
- HU 4700-Special Topics (The Embodied Mind)
- HU 6060-Special Topics in Philosophy: Language, Writing, Technology