Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Howard Ponzer

Howard Ponzer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
hponzer@molloy.edu
516.323.3343
Office hours: Tuesday & Thursday 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.

Education:

  • Fall 2004, Ph. D., Philosophy, The New School for Social Research
  • Fall 1996, Master of Arts, Philosophy, The New School for Social Research
  • May 1990, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Washington College

Areas of Specialization:

Kant, Hegel and the 19th century; History of Philosophy

Publications:

  • 'Reconciliation in Hegel's Speculative Idealism,' Epoche,13.1, Fall 2008, Villanova University philosophy journal
  • 'Fichte's Theory of Gender Relations in his Foundations of Natural Right,' Translation Publication from German of an essay by Dr. Bärbel Frischmann, Universität Bremen, published in a book of collected essays entitled, Rights, Bodies and Recognition: New Essays on Fichte's Foundations of Natural Right (Ashgate, 2006), p. 152-165
  • 'Monism and Dualism in Plato's Doctrine of Principles,' Translation Publication from German of an article by Prof. Dr. Jens Halfwassen, Universität Heidelberg, in The Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, Vol. 23, No.2, Fall 2002, p. 125-144
  • 'Hegel's Dialectic as Bridge between Analytic and Continental Philosophy;' presently under publication review

Presentations:

  • "Hegel's Dialectic as Bridge between Analytic and Continental Philosophy," 3rd International Conference on Philosophy, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, June 2-5, 2008

  • Co-Organizer and Academic Sponsor, Long Island Philosophy Society Conference, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York, May 5, 2008

  • Panel Chair, Modernity and its Discontents, Long Island Philosophy Society Conference, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York, May 5, 2008

  • Panel Chair: 'Teaching Philosophy'; Commentator, 'On Teaching Plato's Apology,Crito, and Euthyphro," by Dr. William Evans, St. Peter's College, Long Island Philosophical Society Meeting, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, October 13, 2007

  • 'Hegel's Dialectic as Bridge,' Symposium, Hegel and his Legacy, Washington College, March 3, 2007

  • 'Hegel's Analytic Logic,' Conference, Long Island Philosophical Society Meeting, St. John's University, Queens, New York, October 21, 2006

  • 'The Place of the Analytic in Hegel's Dialectic,' Conference, 1st International Hegel Workshop, Cologne, Germany, July 8-9, 2006

  • 'Reconciliation in Hegel's Speculative Idealism,' Conference, The Nature of Philosophy and its Relevance, 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Western Carolina University, North Carolina, July 22-27, 2006

  • 'Hegel's Speculative Idealism: A Return to Realism,' Conference, New Jersey Region Philosophical Association & Long Island Philosophical Society, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, April 8, 2006

  • 'The Law of Non-Contradiction in Kant's Copernican Revolution,' Conference, Long Island Philosophical Society, Adelphi University, October 22, 2005

  • 'Platon und Hegel: Die Bestimmungen der Reflexion,' Philosophie Colloquium, Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany, January 2000

  • 'On Aristotle's Notion of Primary Ousia, Individual and Universal,' Conference,Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Binghamton University, October 1997

Service:

Dr. Ponzer has traveled extensively with Molloy students on Global Learning trips to Europe. He recently taught a year-long seminar with AmeriCorps volunteers on the meaning of service. He is the current Faculty Advisor for the Molloy chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the international honor society in Philosophy.

Upcoming Courses:

  • PHI 225 Civilized Ideas (Honors)
  • PHI 231 Existentialism
  • PHI 356 19th-Century Philosophy: Freedom & Revolution
  • COR 390 Truth and Melody, with Dr. Dan McGann (Music)

Dr. Howard Ponzer

Philosophy House · 1079 Hempstead Ave. · Rockville Centre, New York 11571
516.323.3340 · philosophy@molloy.edu