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Stacey Ake

Stacey Ake

I am presently an Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the English and Philosophy Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia, USA. Previously, I was the Editor of Metanexus: The Online Forum for Science and Religion at the Philadelphia Center for Religion and Science. From 1996-2000, I was at the Søren Kierkegaard Research Center at the University of Copenhagen, where I was employed as a guest researcher, lecturer, and translator. While in Denmark, I met with the Spontaneous Order of Life group at the Niels Bohr Institute and the Biosemiotics Group at the Institute for Molecular Biology. 

I have a PhD in Biology (1994) as well as an MA (1994) and a PhD (1999) in Philosophy from the Pennsylvania State University.

My Biology PhD was on the population dynamics and genetics of E. coli among Mayan mothers and children of several villages of Campeche, Mexico. My work also included an anthropological and ecological analysis of the population dynamics. 

My Philosophy PhD was on the evolution of human consciousness--both phylogenically and ontogenically, beginning with the Edelman's notion of neural Darwinism, the language theories of Peirce and Percy, and the existential theologies of Kierkegaard and Bonhoeffer. My Master's was on the conceptions of evil in the life and work of American Semiotician C. S. Peirce.

I have taught philosophy courses such as Aesthetics, Bioethics, Existentialism, Epistemology, Ethics, Philosophy of Film, and Philosophy of Science at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, USA, the University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA, and at Denmark's Independent Study Program at the University of Copenhagen. I have also taught Anatomy and Introductory Neuroscience at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts.

In my philosophical work, I am attempting to show continuity from the biological to the spiritual in the evolution of human consciousness while simultaneously trying to keep the tension of discontinuity. The relationship between language and consciousness, with its moral or ethical implications, is my major area of interest as I find interstitial areas to be the richest and most inviting.

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