Promoted to Professor
Daniel W. Smith has taught in the Department of Philosophy since 2001. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago, and has been a visiting professor at the American University of Beirut, Middlesex University in London, and the University of Hobart in Tasmania. Before coming to Purdue, he was a Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia.
Prof. Smith is a specialist in contemporary European philosophy, and notably the work of Gilles Deleuze. His book Essays on Deleuze was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2012. He is the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Deleuze (2012, with Henry Somers Hall); Deleuze and Ethics (2011, with Nathan Jun); François Zourabichvili’s Deleuze and Philosophy of the Event (2011, with Gregg Lambert and Kieran Aarons); and Gilles Deleuze: Image and Text (2009, with Eugene W. Holland Charles J. Stivale).
Smith is also the translator, from the French, of books by Deleuze, Pierre Klossowski, Isabelle Stengers, and Michel Serres. He is currently working on a book entitled Technicity.