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About Jules Simon

My writing, research, and teaching can be gathered together under the general heading of continental philosophy. More specifically, my work in philosophy emerged from my passion for exploring the ethical, aesthetic, and socio-political strands of such modern German and Jewish philosophers as Kant, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas, Benjamin, Arendt, and Rosenzweig. This led me more deeply into how phenomenology can be used to better explore ethical relations and events such as the Holocaust. Out of my initial attraction to and immersion in the dialectical philosophy of Hegel, I became deeply influenced by Rosenzweig's philosophy and am currently involved in the growth and developments of the International Rosenzweig Society.
In 2007, I became keenly interested in the interrelation of ethics, science, and technology and helped to found and then have served as the Scientific Director of the Center for Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy (CSTEP). I founded CSTEP on the principles of a praxis that I had thought was a novel ethical approach--'phenomenological ethics'--only to find out that the term had already been coined by Werner Marx in his 1992 book, "Towards a Phenomenological Ethics". I continue developing this approach in the several domains of philosophy in which I am active.


Present Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at El Paso
Present Scientific Director, CSTEP, University of Texas at El Paso

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