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Ramsey Eric Ramsey

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Assoc Dean & Professor, West
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
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Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Associate Dean & Professor, Barrett Honors College
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Biography

Ramsey Eric Ramsey is the recipient of the Arizona State University at the West campus' Award for Excellence in Teaching, a Wakonse Teaching Fellow, and multiple-time nominee for the ASU Parents Association Professor of the Year Award. He teaches advanced honors seminars in philosophy as well as sections of the Barrett Honors College first-year seminar The Human Event.

Professor Ramsey’s research is undertaken from a continental philosophical perspective dealing with questions concerning the ethical practice of communication. He is the author of two books "Leaving Us to Wonder: An Essay on the Questions Science Can’t Ask" (co-authored with the biologist Linda Wiener) and "The Long Path to Nearness," a philosophical contribution to communication theory and ethics. He is also the editor of and contributor to the book "Experiences Between Philosophy and Communication." He has published numerous essays and book chapters in major journals and in edited collections. Professor Ramsey is the originator and editor of the Philosophy/Communication Book Series.

Education

Ph.D. Philosophy and Communication, Purdue University

Publications
  • Ramsey Eric Ramsey. Love, and Interpret What You Will: A Post-Secular Camus–Augustine Encounter. Augustine in Continental Rhetoric & Philosophy (2014).
  • Eric Ramsey. Not Prideful Enough, Yet: An Epistle. Text and Performance Quarterly (2006).
  • Hyde, Michael J, Ramsey, Eric. The Life-Giving Gift of Acknowledgement. (2006).
  • Ramsey, Eric, Wiener, Linda. Leaving Us to Wonder: An Essay on the Questions Science Can't Ask. (2005).
  • Ramsey, Eric, Miller, David James. Experiences between Philosophy and Communication: Engaging the Philosophical Contributions of Calvin O. Schrag. (2003).
  • Schrag, Calvin O, Ramsey, Eric. Communicative Praxis and the Space of Subjectivity. (2003).
  • . . Experiences between Philosophy and Communication (2003).
  • Ramsey, Eric (Author) . Constiinta, Subiectivitatea si Cororalitatea Umana. Filosofia Constiinetei si Stiintele Cognitive (2003).
  • Eric Ramsey. 'Since Wars Begin in the Minds of Men': Is Religious Consciousness Necessary in a Postmetaphysical World?. Romanian Review (2000).
  • Eric Ramsey. Este Constiinta Religiosa Necesara Intro-o Lume Post-metafizica? (O Reconsiderare a Lui Ralph Waldo Emerson). Romanian Academy's Revista de Filosofie (2000).
  • Ramsey, Eric. The Long Path to Nearness: A Contribution to a Corporeal Philosophy of Communication and the Groundwork for an Ethics of Relief. (1998).
  • Ramsey Eric Ramsey and Diane Gruber. "Do You Have A Light?: The Failures and Special Effects of Godard’s Alphaville". Film and Philosophy (0).
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 191First-Year Seminar
HON 370History of Ideas
COM 492Honors Directed Study
HON 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 499Individualized Instruction
MAS 585Capstone Course
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 394Special Topics
HON 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 191First-Year Seminar
HON 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 494Special Topics
HON 499Individualized Instruction
CMN 598Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 294Special Topics
HON 394Special Topics
HON 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 191First-Year Seminar
HON 370History of Ideas
HON 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 492Honors Directed Study
HON 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 191First-Year Seminar
HON 370History of Ideas
HON 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 494Special Topics
HON 498Pro-Seminar
HON 499Individualized Instruction
CMN 590Reading and Conference
CMN 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 394Special Topics
HON 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
COM 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
COM 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FOR 191First-Year Seminar
HON 191First-Year Seminar
HON 370History of Ideas
COM 492Honors Directed Study
HON 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 339Philosophy of Art
HON 394Special Topics
HON 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
Presentations
  • Ramsey Eric Ramsey. Phenomena or Discipline?. Being (T)here: Centennial Panel NCA (Nov 2014).
  • Ramsey Eric Ramsey. The Audacity of Calvin O. Schrag. Doing the Philosophy of Communication: Centennial Panel NCA (Nov 2014).
  • Ramsey Eric Ramsey. Pressing Matters. Philosophical and Practical Communicative Quagmires: Work and Leisure in the 21st Century (Nov 2014).
  • Ramsey Eric Ramsey and Diane Gruber. The Major Consequences of Minor Characters: The Teacher Character in a Supporting Role. Teachers, Teaching, and Media Conference St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California, (Oct 2014).
  • Ramsey Eric Ramsey. Ethics from the Edge: Thinking Preacarity from a Philosophy of Communication. Communication Ethics Conference (Jun 2014).
  • Ramsey Eric Ramsey. "Always Already Being-On-the-Edge". International Communication Association (May 2013).
  • Ramsey Eric Ramsey and Kimberly Singleton. "Mytho-Poetic Contributions to the Loving Struggle". Duquesne University Ethics and Communication Conference June 2012 (Jun 2012).
  • Ramsey Eric Ramsey. "The Truth in Same and Different Things". Marx and the Movies, Central Lancaster University, Preston, Lancaster UK (Mar 2012).
  • Ramsey Eric Ramsey. "Providing and Example: Reflections on One Who Was Always Teaching". ICA (May 2011).
  • Ramsey Eric Ramsey. "On the Dire Necessity of the Useless: Philosophical and Rhetorical Thoughts on Honors Education in the Humanities" March 2009. Invited lecture University Honors Program, Purdue University (Mar 2009).
  • Ramsey Eric Ramsey and Jessica Sturgess. "Openings And Passages to a Philosophy of Communication". National Communication Association (Nov 2008).
  • Ramsey Eric Ramsey. "The Beliefs of Unbelief and the Doubts of Faith: Uncovering a Philosophy of Communication in a Camus–Augustine Encounter". National Communication Association (Nov 2008).
  • Ramsey Eric Ramsey. "Drawing a Breath to Speak". Society of Phenomenology and the Human Sciences (Oct 2008).
  • Wiener, Linda, Ramsey, Eric. True Enough. Spirit of the Senses Salon Group (Dec 2005).
  • Ramsey, Eric. Orienting Ourselves: A Mytho-Poetic Sketch in Five Reflections. National Communication Association (Nov 2005).
  • Ramsey, Eric. Wonder and Curiosity. Leaving Us to Wonder to the Osher Lifelong Learning Academy (Nov 2005).
  • Ramsey, Eric. Cynicism in Our Time: The Trouble with Learning and the Virtue of Letting Go. (Jun 2005).
  • Ramsey, Eric. Cynicism Sends Its Regrets. Cynicism in Our Time: The Trouble with Learning and the Virtues of Letting Go (Jun 2005).
  • Ramsey, Eric. What Challenges Does a Democratic Nation Face in Educating Its Brightest Students?: Lets See what We Can Do Now. Journeys of the Mind, President's Community Enrichment Program (Nov 2004).
  • Ramsey, Eric. In a Creed Outworn: The Relief and Promise of Romanticism for Communicative Ethics. National Communication Association (Nov 2003).
  • Ramsey, Eric. The Depth and Profundity of Communication Seen by Way of a Brief Gesture: Observing some Ideas of Ortega y Gasset. National Communication Association (Nov 2003).
  • Ramsey, Eric. Setting Up Camp for a Viewing of Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar or I've heard it said. Lifelong Learning Academy (Oct 2003).
  • Ramsey, Eric. What Is Called for Today: Narrative and Testimony as an Ethics of Communication. Inheriting the Future: Reflections in Dark Times (Jun 2003).
  • Ramsey, Eric. Education as Learning to Thank: Gratitude, Welcoming, Weirdness. Executive Women's International Scholarship Banquet (Apr 2003).
  • Ramsey, Eric. We Shall Have Always Already Shared. National Communication Association (Nov 2002).
  • Ramsey, Ramsey Eric. We Shall Have Always Already Shared: Testimony as a Ground for a Philosophy of Communication. National Communication Association (Nov 2002).
  • Ramsey, Eric. Always Distinction: Welcoming Luce Irigaray's The Way of Love. Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (Oct 2002).
  • Ramsey, Eric. Risking Speech Amid Speechlessness. Voices of Peace Forum (Oct 2001).
  • Jones, Robert, Ramsey, Eric. In Consideration of Cultivating Humanity: Writing beyond the Disciplines. Writing, Teaching, and Learning in New Contexts (May 2001).
  • Ramsey, Eric. Casting About for Answers to Questions Concerning Democracy. Journeys of the Mind, President's Community Enrichment Program (Mar 2001).
  • Ramsey, Eric. Democracy and the Cosmopolitan. Ethics in the Age of Globalization: A Community Forum (Jun 2000).
Service
  • Alumni Honor Wall Committee, member (2014 - Present)
  • New College Undergraduate Curriculum, member (2014 - Present)
  • International Communication Association, reviewer Philosophy, Theory, Critque Division (2013 - Present)
  • Judge Herberger Young Scholars Academy National Shakespeare Competition and National poetry, judge and mentor (2013 - Present)
  • MACS Graduate Committee, addmisions and exam evaluaton committee (2013 - Present)
  • MACS Graduate Committee, addmisions and exam evaluaton committee (2013 - Present)
  • West campus Faculty Representative Student Assistance Coordination Committee, Faculty Representative (2012 - Present)
  • Common Reading Freshmyn book committee, member (2012 - Present)
  • Barrett, The Honors College, Associate Dean West campus (2010 - Present)
  • Barrett, The honors College, Associate Dean West campus (2010 - Present)
  • Barrett, the Honors College, associate dean (2010 - Present)
  • Consultation Committee Herberger Young Scholars Academy, member (2010 - Present)
  • Human Studies, reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Barrett, the Honors College, Honors Faculty Fellow (2009 - Present)
  • Communicaiton Studies MA Program, Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • Purdue Univeristy Press, Editor, Philosophy/Communication Book Series (2002 - Present)
  • Purdue Univeristy Press, Editor, Philosophy/Communication Book Series (2002 - Present)
  • Graduate Studies Committee, Member (2001 - Present)
  • Philosophy/Communication book series, co-editor (2013 - 2016)
  • Osher Life Long Learning, professor (2014 - 2014)
  • Osher Life Long Learning, professor (2013 - 2013)
  • Graduate Studies, Interim director graduate studies MACS (2010 - 2010)
  • Graduate Studies, Interim Director (2006 - 2006)
  • Search Committee for Chair, Department of Communication Studies, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Search Committee Member for IAP faculty, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Committee for the Jacobs Visiting Professor of Ethics, Chair (2003 - 2005)
  • Committee for the Jacobs Visiting Professor of Ethics, Member (2001 - 2004)
  • Search Committee , Dean of the Barrett Honors College, Member (2003 - 2003)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (2001 - 2003)
  • Arizona Communication Association Student Conference, Respondent (2001 - 2001)
  • Honors Scholarship Committee, Barrett Honors College, Member (2000 - 2000)
  • Diversity Task Force, Member (1999 - 2000)