James Bahoh

Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

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About Professor Bahoh

Professor Bahoh (PhD Duquesne University, MA Boston College) joined the department in 2020. Prior to coming to the University of Memphis, he held positions as Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar at Deakin University in Australia, Visiting Assistant Professor at Marquette University, VolkswagenStiftung / Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bonn in Germany, and Scholar-in-Residence at Duquesne University's Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center. While completing his PhD, he spent half a year as a visiting researcher at Heidelberg University in Germany. Dr. Bahoh's main research is in phenomenology, post-phenomenological Continental philosophy, and ontology / metaphysics in the context of German and French thought from Kant to today. He is especially interested in Heidegger and Deleuze and is a proponent of drawing on the history of philosophy to advance and to address issues in 21st-century post-analytic / continental divide philosophy. He also has interests in social / political and early modern philosophy.

Dr. Bahoh is author of Heidegger's Ontology of Events (2020) and is currently working on a new book on the relation of the concept of event to the metaphysics and ontology of identity, difference, and representation. The book focuses on the theories of events advanced by Heidegger and Deleuze, and ways these theories engage Kant and post-Kantian thought.

Selected Publications


Heidegger's Ontology of Events (Edinburgh University Press, 2020).

Edited Volume:

Co-editor with Dave Mesing and Jason Wirth, Schelling and Naturphilosophie, a special issue of Comparative and Continental Philosophy, Vol. 8.3 (2016).

Selected Journal Articles:

“The irreconcilable self in Heidegger’s logic of authenticity and event,” Inscriptions 5, no. 1 (January 2022): 74-89.

'Deleuze's Theory of Dialectical Ideas: The Influence of Lautman and Heidegger,' Deleuze and Guattari Studies, Vol. 13.1 (2019): 19-53.

Russian translation: 'Teoriia dialekticheskikh Idei u Deleza: vliianie Lotmana i Khaideggera'
('Теория диалектических идей у Делеза: Влияние Лотмана и Хайдеггера'), trans. Artem Morozov, The Logos Journal (ЖУРНАЛ ЛОГОС) (forthcoming).

'Heidegger's Differential Concept of Truth in Beiträge,' Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual, Vol. 4 (May 2014): 39-69.

Recent Presentations

‘Events and their Others,’ Symposium on Events and Eventfulness in the Humanities and Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden, July 15-16, 2022.

‘Event, Alienation, and Ground in Heidegger’s Ontology,’ Keynote Presentation, Conference: Event and Becoming, The Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts, Moss, Norway, June 11, 2021 (presentation via Zoom).

'Heidegger's Two Concepts of Event in Beiträge,' Heidegger Circle Satellite Session, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2019.

'Deleuze's Ontology of Ground in Différence et répétition,' Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2019.

'Alienation and Freedom in Heidegger's Beiträge,' Heidegger Circle Conference, Rochester, NY, May 16-19, 2019.

'Deleuze on Kant and Maimon: Conditional vs Genetic Grounds,' Kolloquium zur französischen Philosophie, Universität Bonn, April 26, 2018.

'Outline for a Realist Ontology of Problems: Heidegger, Lautman, and Deleuze,' Kolloquium: Gegenwartsphilosophie, Universität Bonn, January 23, 2018.

'Deleuze, Lautman, and the Ontology of Dialectical Ideas,' Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), Memphis, TN, October 2017.

'Heidegger's "produktive Logik,"' Heidegger Circle Conference, Chicago, IL, September 15-18, 2016.

Selected Interviews and Podcasts

'Experimental Metaphysics' (on Heidegger's Ontology of Events), Philosophy for the People Podcast, November 13, 2019.

'Heidegger and Art,' interviewed by William Theodoracopulos (Theostudio.org), July 5, 2018.

Early Career Research Spotlight, The American Philosophical Association Blog, April 2018.