is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at SUNY, Stony Brook. He is the author of ten books, the most recent of which are The World on Edge (2017) and The World at a Glance (2007). He is a founding member of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, and has been president of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division). His aim in philosophical research has been to expand the scope of phenomenology to include such largely unexplored topics as place, landscape art, the glance, and edges. He regards his present working method to be “periphenomenological,” that is, a matter of paying special attention to the margins and peripheries of familiar phenomena rather than concentrating on their core or central structure. He is currently writing a book to be entitled Peripheral Emotions.