Steven DeLay

Thomas Jack Lynch Teacher-Scholar Post Doctoral Fellow
Office: B306 Tribble
Phone: 336-758-2234

The Power at Work within Us

ICP, International Network in the Philosophy of Religion, Séminaire de recherche Philosophie de la religion, Paris, March 2019

Making Peace

University of Colorado Boulder, 31st Annual Concerned Philosophers for Peace Conference, October 20, 2018

Rice University, Department of Religion, September 28, 2018

Jean-Yves Lacoste: From Being-in-the-World to Living-Before-God

University of Saint Thomas (Houston), Department of Philosophy, September 28, 2018

  • D.Phil, Philosophy, Oxford, 2017
  • M.A., Philosophy, Rice University, 2013
  • B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, 2010

My main work is in phenomenology, though I have other philosophical interests too. I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area, but after returning from the UK to the States, I decided with my wife to live in Texas, where I worked as an independent scholar before taking up a post here at Wake Forest. If you want to talk philosophy or are considering taking one of my classes, always feel free to visit at office hours.

A copy of my CV is here.


Phenomenology in France: A Philosophical and Theological Introduction (Paperback) book cover

Coram Deo: Studies in Interiority (in progress, London: Rowman & Littlefield)
Conscience (manuscript in progress)

Articles and Book Chapters

“The Power at Work within Us,” in preparation for a volume on Emmanuel Falque’s Crossing the Rubicon, ed. Martin Kočí

“The Vanity of Authenticity” (forthcoming Sophia)

“Disclosing Worldhood or Expressing Life? Heidegger and Henry on the Origin of the Work of Art,” Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology (2017), Special Issue: “Thinking Contemporary Art with Heidegger,” 4 (2), 155-171

“Against Onto-theology: Will and Love in the Mystical Tradition.” In P. Cooper and S. Kikuchi (eds.) Commitments to Medieval Mysticism within Contemporary Contexts. Leuven—Paris—Bristol, CT: Peeters. (2017), 95-110

“The Toiling Lily: Narrative Life, Responsibility and the Ontological Ground of Self-Deception,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences (2016), Special Issue: “Making Sense: Narrativity, Interpretation and Responsibility,” 15 (1), 103-116

“God and Givenness: Toward a Phenomenology of Mysticism,” Continental Philosophy Review (2014), 47 (1), 87-106


Dan Zahavi’s Oxford Handbook of the History of Phenomenology, Metascience, in preparation

John Davenport’s Narrative, Autonomy, and Mortality: From Frankfurt and MacIntyre to Kierkegaard, European Journal of Philosophy, (2016), 24 (1) 289-298

Joseph Rivera’s The Contemplative Self after Michel Henry, Symposium: Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy, (2016)

J.R. Hustwit’s Interreligious Hermeneutics and the Pursuit of Truth, Review of Metaphysics (2015), 69 (3) 141-143