Edward S. Casey
Casey in 2014
Born (1939-02-24) February 24, 1939 (age 85)
EducationNorthwestern University
Yale University
Era20th-century philosophy
21st-century philosophy
RegionWestern Philosophy
SchoolContinental philosophy, Phenomenology
Main interests
Contemporary continental philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophical psychology, Psychoanalytic theory, Philosophy of Mind
Notable ideas
imagination, edges, the glance, place and space, remembering

Edward S. Casey (born February 24, 1939, in Topeka, Kansas) is an American philosopher and university professor. He has published several volumes on phenomenology, philosophical psychology, and the philosophy of space and place. His work is widely cited in contemporary continental philosophy. He is currently Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Stony Brook University in New York and distinguished visiting faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute.[1]

Casey received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Northwestern University in 1967, after studying at Yale University (B.A., 1961). Prior to Stony Brook University, he taught at Yale, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has held visiting appointments at Rutgers University, the New School for Social Research, Emory University, Amherst College, and Williams College.

Casey has cited as primary influences Immanuel Kant, the phenomenologists Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger, as well as his teachers William A. Earle at Northwestern University and Paul Ricoeur, with whom he studied at the Sorbonne over several years on a Fulbright Fellowship.[2]

Casey was president of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division) from 2009 to 2010, dean of the Faculty of Arts at Stony Brook University, and chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Stony Brook University. He conducts research in aesthetics, the philosophy of space and time, ethics, perception, psychoanalytic theory, and the philosophy of emotion.

Overall, Casey's philosophical work is broadly descriptive and attempts to bear out the nuances of basic phenomena and peri-phenomena of human experience that have been neglected in earlier philosophical accounts.


Edited Volumes

Translated Books

Articles and Chapters in Print

On memory

On imagination

Psychoanalytic theory

Philosophy of art

Place, time, and history

On the glance

On the edge

On emotion


Secondary Literature


  1. ^ "Pacifica Graduate Institute". Pacifica Graduate Institute Website. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  2. ^ Watson, James R. (1999). Portraits of American Continental Philosophers. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. pp. 35–44.