Butler, M. and Werkheiser, I. (editors)  Forthcoming (Nov. 2022). “Digital Worlds” special issue of Techne: Research in Philosophy and Technology Vol. 26, No. 3.  Link to CFP

Butler M. Forthcoming (expected 2021). “Buying Green – A Trap For Fools: Sartre on Ethical Consumerism” in Earthly Engagements: Reading Sartre after the Holocene, Matthew Ally and Damon Boria (eds). Lexington Books. (7000 words).

Butler, M. and Gallagher, S. 2018. “Habits and the Diachronic Structure of the Self,” in The Realization of the Self, Andrea Altobrando, Takuya Niikawa, Richard Stone (eds). Palgrave Macmillan. (6600 words)

Butler, M. 2016. “There is No Good Answer: The Role of Responsibility in Sartre’s Ethical Theory.” Sartre Studies International, Vol. 21, No. 2, 97-107

Butler, M. and Gallagher, S. 2017. “Merleau-Ponty” The Encyclopedia of Social Theory, Wiley Blackwell. (1000 words)

Translations from French to English

Legrand, D. 2018. “The Violence of the Ethical Encounter: Listening to the Suffering
Subject as a Speaking Body” Continental Philosophy Review, 51 (1): 43-64

Book Reviews

Butler M. 2018. “The Birth of Sense: Generative Passivity in Merleau-Ponty’s Philosophy by Don Beith” CHOICE, Vol. 56, No. 7 (200 words).

Butler M. 2017. “Science as Social Existence by Jeff Kochan” CHOICE Vol. 55, No. 12 (200 words).

Conference Presentations


October 2020The City, The Highway and the Spatial Level:
Navigation Apps and Disorientation
Accepted but not presented due to COVID-19
The Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy
Toronto, Ontario
March 2020History as Anti-Human: Sartre on Experiencing the Past
Accepted but not presented due to COVID-19
North Texas Philosophical Association
University of Texas, Dallas
May 2019Developmental Space: What Navigation Apps
Get Wrong About Our Experience of Movement

Presented at Society for Philosophy of Technology
Texas A&M, College Station, TX
October 2018Institution and the Problem of the Past: Time in
Merleau-Ponty’s Lectures at the College de France

Presented at “Merleau-Ponty at the College de France,
Expression, Intercorporeity, Nature”
Palacky University Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic
October 2018Sartre and the State of Nature: The (Re)Production of Scarcity
and Sociality in the Critique of Dialectical Reason

Presented at the North American Sartre Society
University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
March 2018Being Sens-ed by the World: Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, and the
Significance of Place in Minimal Self-Awareness

Presented at the North Texas Philosophical Association
University of Texas Dallas, Dallas, TX
February 2017Autonomy and the Embodied Mind
Presented at the Philosophical Collaborations Conference
SIU Carbondale, Carbondale, IL (with Dr. Somogy Varga)
June 2016Embodied Knowing and the Ontology of Nature
Presented at the Canadian Hermeneutics Institute
Toronto, ON
October 2015Divine Philosophers and the Nocturnal Council in Plato’s Laws
Presented at the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
Fordham University, New York, NY
June 2014There is No Good Answer: The Role of Responsibility
in Sartre’s Ethical Theory

Presented at Diverse Lineages of Existentialism
St. Louis, MO
October 2013“Do not ask me who I am and do not ask me to remain the
same:” Foucault’s Discontinuous Subject in The Archaeology
of Knowledge

Presented at The Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy
Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, ON
October 2013Activity, Passivity and Original Choice: Responding
to a Merleau-Pontean Critique of Sartrean Freedom

Presented at the bi-ennial meeting of the North American
Sartre Society
University of Windsor, Windsor, ON