Michael Ardoline

Mike Ardoline


M.A. Contemporary European Philosophy, Kingston University London, UK, joint program with M.A. Paris 8 Saint-Dennis, Paris, France, 2014-2016.

M.A. Philosophy, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. 2010-2012

B.S. Physics, dual major in Philosophy, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. 2006-2010.


Areas of Interest

20th and 21st Century Continental Metaphysics, Speculative Realism, Philosophy of Science and Mathematics


"Impassioning Reason: On the Role of Habit in Argumentation," in Argumentation and Reasoned Action: Proceedings of the First European Conference on Argumentation, Lisbon, 9-12 June 2015, vol. 2, (June 1, 2016).

"Neuroticism and the Impossibility of Meta-Philosophy," book chapter in The Neurotic Turn, Repeater Books, (Forthcoming).


"The Devil and Its Friends: Deleuze and Serres on Identity and Systems Coupling," 56th Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, held by University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, October 19-21, 2017.

"Shapes in the Sand: Geometry and Its Importance for an Enactive Account of Mathematics," Getting Real About Language and Numbers, held by Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 12-13, 2017.

"What Laws? Which Past?: Meillassoux, Retro-causation, and its Consequences for Science," 2nd Annual Society for the Metaphysics of Science, held by University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, September 15-17, 2016.

"Impassioning Reason: On the Role of Habit in Argumentation," European Conference on Argumentation, held by Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, June 9-12, 2015.

"Lovecraft and Deleuze on Radical Experience, or Walter Gilman, Superior Empiricist," 4th Annual Dutch National Deleuze Scholarship Conference, held by Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands, June 5, 2015.

"Infinite Speeds and Practical Reason: A Kinematics of Concept Creation," Deleuze and Guattari: Refrains of Freedom, held by Trent University and University of Athens, Athens, Greece, April 24-26, 2015.

"In the Rubble of Hume and Quine," Performing Arts Forum, "Philosophy: Time, Intelligence, Acceleration," Performing Arts Forum, Saint Erme, France, August 12-18, 2014.

"The Demand of Things: Levinas and Cantor on Infinity," Philadelphia Summer School in Continental Philosophy, Immaculata University, August 9, 2014.

"Dx and Genesis: The One Sentence Deleuze Machine," 7th International Deleuze Studies Conference, "Models, Machines, and Memories," Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, July 14-16, 2014.

"Inverting Kant: Towards a Theory of Transcendental Empiricism," 9th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference, West Chester University, March 8, 2014.

"Land Wars: Potential Territories Against Possible Worlds," 6th International Deleuze Studies Conference, "The Territory In-between," University of Lisbon, Portugal, July 8-10, 2013.

"Silence as Communication in Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling," 8th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference, West Chester University, April 20, 2013.

"Shifting the Transcendental: Deleuze's Reorientation of Kant,"
- Originally, 25th annual conference of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies, Kutztown University, March 30-31, 2012.
- A revised version was presented at the 5th International Deleuze Studies Conference, "Deterritorializing Deleuze," Tulane University Department of Philosophy, June 25-27, 2012.

"Ethics of Transmission: Exploring Inherent Values in Mediums," Lifting Veils: Crisis, Exposure, and Imagination, Salve Regina University, October 22, 2011.

"Object-Oriented Religion," Postmodernism, Culture, and Religion 4: The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion, Syracuse University, April 7-9, 2011.

"Deleuze/dx: Calculus and the Ontology of Difference,"
-Originally, 5th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference, West Chester University, January 23, 2010.
- A revised version was presented at Social Challenges for the 21st Century, Undergraduate, Lebanon Valley College, February 20, 2010.
- A further revised version was presented at The New Jersey Regional Philosophical Association's Fall 2010 meeting, Bergen Community College, November 6, 2010.

"Calculus, Generative Metaphysics, and the Nothing," 4th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference, West Chester University, January 25, 2009.


Courses taught

Introduction to Symbolic Logic, World Philosophy II, The Examined Life, American Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy as a Way of Life, Logic and Knowledge, Introduction to Philosophy


Office: 315 Clement Hall
Email: mrdoline@memphis.edu