Cultural Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Greg Conrow

Greg Conrow

Greg Conrow

Ethics with interest in phenomenology, deconstruction, Kantian aesthetics, especially the sublime

Education Background: BA Philosophy James Madison University; MA Philosophy, GMU

I am interested in disability studies and the relationship between the political economy and diagnostic codes. What historical forces (political, philosophical, economic) determine categories of disability? How do these models and codes change over time? For example, how functional is the functional model of the DSM-V?  I am also interested in technology and science particularly the intersection of institutional, semiotic and economic interests. For example, what relationship does distributed technologies--and the notion of technicity in general--have to do w/current models of AI? I have studied and presented papers on the so-called Singularity (hard AI that transcends human intelligence) as a modern variant of Hegelian Absolute Spirit.  I am exploring how these models are not merely extensions of apodictic knowledge, but also political economic extensions that are susceptible to a Marxian analysis and critique.