Sean Dorrance Kelly. Forthcoming. The Proper Dignity of Human Being. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Sean D. Kelly. 12/21/2021. “A Genealogy of Redemption in the Western Tradition, Part II.” Philosophy and Technology Blog of the American Philosophical Association.
Sean D. Kelly. 12/16/2021. “A Genealogy of Redemption in the Western Tradition, Part I.” Philosophy and Technology Blog of the American Philosophical Association.
Sean D. Kelly. 9/30/2021. “Interview on the Lex Fridman Podcast: Existentialism, Nihilism, and the Search for Meaning.” The Lex Fridman Podcast.
Sean Dorrance Kelly. 2020. “Wondering at the Inhuman Gaze.” In Perception and the Inhuman Gaze, edited by Anya Daly. New York: Routledge.Abstract
The inhuman gaze, on at least one interpretation, is the gaze had by whatever is inhuman. Things are inhuman, but in an important sense so is God. In this paper I juxtapose the medieval understanding of the ground of being with a more familiar early 20th century understanding. Nicholas of Cusa, in the 15th century, proposed to use the apparently omnivoyant gaze of certain icons to help those under his care to experience the world as replete with the gaze of God. In Kafka’s work, by contrast, we meet a debased image of God, where he is presented as an alienated and estranged, but never dying, useless object. The point is not that either of these experiences is correct. It is instead that there is something extraordinary, something wonderful, in the possibility of such a radical transformation in human experience over the course of history.
Sean Dorrance Kelly. 3/2019. “A Philosopher Argues that an AI Can Never be an Artist.” MIT Technology Review.
Sean Dorrance Kelly. 12/25/2017. “Waking Up to the Gift of Aliveness.” New York Times.
General Education Review Committee. 1/2016. General Education Review Committee Final Report. Publisher's Version
General Education Review Committee. 2/2015. Harvard General Education Review Interim Report.
Sean Dorrance Kelly and Hubert L. Dreyfus. 2/28/2011. “Watson Still Can’t Think.” New York Times.
Sean Dorrance Kelly and Hubert Dreyfus. 2011. “Saving the Sacred from the Axial Revolution.” Inquiry, 54, 2, Pp. 195-203.
Sean Dorrance Kelly and Hubert L. Dreyfus. 2011. All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age, Pp. 256. New York: Free Press.
Sean Dorrance Kelly. 12/2010. “Navigating Past Nihilism.” New York Times.
Sean Dorrance Kelly. 5/2008. “Content and Constancy: Phenomenology, psychology, and the content of perception.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 76, 3, Pp. 682-690.
Sean Dorrance Kelly. 4/25/2008. “Husserl's Phenomenology.” Times Literary Supplement n.5482, Pp. 8-9. edmund_husserl_and_phenomenology.pdf
Sean D. Kelly and Hubert Dreyfus. 1/19/2007. “"Heterophenomenology: Heavy-handed slight-of-hand".” Phenom Cogn Sci Springer Science _ Business Media B.V.1/19/2007. 1_sk_heterophenomenology.pdf
Sean Kelly and Hubert Dreyfus. 2007. “Notes on Embodiment in Homer .” Moving Bodies, 4, no. 2 (Oslo: The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences), 4, no.2. 2_sk_notes_on_embodiment_in_homer.doc
Sean Dorrance Kelly and Christopher Mole. 9/4/2006. “On The Demonstration of Blindsight in Monkeys.” The Authors, Mind & Language, 21, 4, Pp. 475-483.Abstract

Abstract : The work of Alan Cowey and Petra Stoerig is often taken to have shown that, following lesions analogous to those that cause blindsight in humans, there is blindsight in monkeys. The present paper reveals a problem in Cowey and Stoerig ’ s case for blindsight in monkeys. The problem is that Cowey and Stoerig ’ s results would only provide good evidence for blindsight if there is no difference between their two experimental paradigms with regard to the sorts of stimuli that are likely to come to consciousness. We show that the paradigms could differ in this respect, given the connections that have been shown to exist between working memory, perceptual load, attention, and consciousness.

2006. “A Moment to Reflect Upon Perceptual Synchrony.” Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, Pp. 1663-1665. 3_sk_a_moment_to_reflect_upon_perceptual_synchrony.pdf