Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Howard Ponzer

Howard Ponzer, Ph.D.

Howard Ponzer, Ph. D
Professor
Chair
Department of Philosophy
hponzer@molloy.edu
516.323.3343

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:

  • 'Limited Government and Gun Control,' Essays in Philosophy,Vol. 16, issue 2, 2015
  • 'A Defense of Two-Party Politics,' Review Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol. 11, Summer 2014, p 1-23
  • 'Un ponte dialettico: Hegel tra filosofia analitica e filosofia continentale,' in Rivista internazionale di filosofia (International Journal of Philosophy), Fall 2010
  • 'A Case for Human Rights Feminism,' Journal of Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Vol. 16, No. 2, Fall 2009
  • '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

Conferences:

  • 'The Danger of Particularity: A Warning to the Progressive Left,' Long Island Philosophical Society, Nassau Community College, April 2019
  • 'Cosmopolitanism and Patriotism: A Case for Social Justice Universals,' The Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Portland State University, July, 2018
  • 'A Cosmopolitan Approach to Racism in the United States,' Long Island Philosophical Society, St. John's University, April 2017
  • 'Higher Education in the United States: Professionalism and the Liberal Arts,' Long Island Philosophical Society, Molloy College, April 2016
  • 'Limited Government and Gun Control' Long Island Philosophical Society, St. John's University, Queens, New York, April, 2015
  • Wye Faculty Seminar at the Aspen Institute, Queenstown, Maryland, July 2014
  • 'A Defense of Two-Party Politics,' Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Estes Park, Colorado, July, 2013
  • 'Human Rights Feminism: The Case of Germany,' Faculty Research Day, Molloy College, March, 2012
  • 'Obama, Change, and Gender Equality,' Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Hartwick College, July, 2009
  • Commentator, 'Jacobi's Leap and Hegel's Dialectic,' by Dr. Rolf Ahlers, The Sage Colleges, APA Pacific Division Meeting, Vancouver, April 2009
  • 'Obama and Gender Equality: A Response to John McCain's Pick for V.P.,' Long Island Philosophical Society, St. John's University, Queens, New York, October 2008
  • "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