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2010 - 34th Annual National Council for Black Studies Words: 20 words || 
1. Fenderson, Jonathan. "Hoyt Fuller and the Negro Digest/Black World" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 34th Annual National Council for Black Studies, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA, <Not Available>. 2019-07-22 <>
Publication Type: Panelist Abstract
Abstract: Explores the role and significance of Hoyt Fuller and Negro Digest/Black World i helping t forge the Black Intellectual Tradition

2016 - Association for Jewish Studies 48th Annual Conference Words: 349 words || 
2. Lambert, David. "Jewish Studies and the Bible: Toward a Fuller Canonical Criticism" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies 48th Annual Conference, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, San Diego, CA, <Not Available>. 2019-07-22 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Notwithstanding the continued success and even broadened participation of Jews within the field, the nature of the relationship between Jewish Studies and Biblical Studies has not been posed as a question with sufficient frequency. The place of the Bible within Jewish Studies is too often presumed or, at times, simply rejected outright. The indifference surrounding this question, to my mind, shows a failure both within and outside of biblical studies to take seriously the critique that contemporary commitments within Jewish Studies pose to what might be dismissed as the antiquarian, positivist, and, ultimately, Orientalist tendencies of the field. Is it enough for biblical studies to be included within Jewish Studies simply because the Bible happened to find its way into the Jewish canon of religious texts? What relevance does a historical critical understanding of the text have when the understanding of actual Jewish communities of interpreters differs so dramatically? Is the Bible in any substantial sense the basis for the religious and cultural values that underlie Judaism in its various historical manifestations?

In this paper, I will begin with some anecdotal evidence concerning the relationship that pertained between Biblical Studies and Jewish Studies shortly before my time as a graduate student at Harvard University. I will then spell out some of the more recent models for integrating the two, especially in connection to literary readings of the Bible, the phenomenon of inner-biblical exegesis and the related search for continuities between the biblical and postbiblical worlds, the newfound focus on the history of interpretation, and the impact of the discovery of the Scrolls at Qumran. Arguing that none of these models fully find a way to account for the fundamental difference between ancient Israel and postbiblical Judaism and, at the same time, develop a framework for a sophisticated, meaningful study of both, I will propose an alternative model. Using my recent work on the history of the concept of repentance as an example, I suggest that a contrastive, diachronic approach to the canon stands to position the Bible in a more carefully delineated and, ultimately, productive place within Jewish Studies.

2016 - American Society of Criminology – 72nd Annual Meeting Words: 112 words || 
3. Lynch, Michael., Stretesky, Paul. and Long, Michael. "Indigenous/Native Peoples and Green Criminology: Toward Fuller Inclusion" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology – 72nd Annual Meeting, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA, Nov 16, 2016 <Not Available>. 2019-07-22 <>
Publication Type: Individual Paper
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Green criminology has made infrequent reference to the forms of ecological destruction that harm Indigenous/Native peoples (INPs) throughout the world. Green crimes against Indigenous people (GCINP) are extensions of colonial (de facto colonialism) and neo-colonial capitalism as practiced in the contemporary global world system and shaped by the treadmill of production. Unfortunately for INPs, in the contemporary neo-colonial context, governments of developing/underdeveloped nations contribute to GCINPs by selling extractions rights to INP lands. In this paper, we not only call on green criminologists to pay increased attention to GCINP, we also explore the theoretical parameters of the political economic explanation of GCINP and review examples of contemporary green crimes against INPs.

2017 - 4S Annual Meeting Words: 270 words || 
4. Frodeman, Robert. "Fuller’s Faustian Bargain" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 4S Annual Meeting, Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston MA, <Not Available>. 2019-07-22 <>
Publication Type: Paper Abstract
Abstract: Steve Fuller’s defense of transhumanism constitutes a fully-fledged philosophical defense of infinity. This is no mere exercise in philosophic wool-gathering: like the proposals emanating from Washington today, Fuller’s views deserve to be taken seriously, not least because of their reach into policy circles.

Fuller’s promotion of the proactionary principle functions in the service of a transhumanism that would result in “restructuring the governance of the planet, if not the universe, to realize species-level ambitions” (2014, 6). These ambitions are the extended, if not infinite, development of our faculties, whether in an improved version of our current simian form, or in another perhaps cyborgian or silicon configuration, and the seeding of the universe with transhumanist spawn.

Fuller’s interests are fundamentally eschatological in nature: a program of libertarian technological advance whose endpoint consists in deification. It is not clear that this project constitutes self-deification: the result of the processes that Fuller advocates may not be individuals who attain god-like powers, but the creation of a Borg-like or hive mind – an act of will that bypasses one’s own will altogether. To achieve these goals Fuller embraces a libertarian political ethos of the deregulated state; he is also willing to accept some significant degree of social disruption and human suffering for the achievement of his utopian vision. Fuller, however, provides no account of what we would do with all this time and prodigious abilities, of how would Humanity 2.0 deal with the boredom of infinite existence. More prosaically, there is no serious account of problems such as the impossibility of continued births, and the political dangers resulting from the jealousies of 1.0 humans.

2017 - 4S Annual Meeting Words: 217 words || 
5. Dusek, R Valentine. "Fuller's Science Studies, Intelligent Design, and Alternative Theology" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 4S Annual Meeting, Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston MA, <Not Available>. 2019-07-22 <>
Publication Type: Paper Abstract
Abstract: First, I shall discuss Fuller’s Critique of Science and Technology Studies in SSK, Latour, and Kuhn as source of SSK. and contemporary philosophy of science. Fuller evaluates science in terms of its public presentation and allocation of resources for benefit to society. He criticizes philosophy of science in its “underlaborer” role, cheerleading for existing science. Fuller ingeniously presents many parallels between scientific and religious debates.

I shall then treat Fuller’s Intelligent Design (ID). Fuller’s presents medieval accounts of humanity in relation to God, contrasting humans as animals versus in God’s image, and Darwin’s relation to Epicurus and Hume concerning chance and attitudes toward the future. Contrasting natural history with the engineering approach, links the latter to ID, and claims evolutionists are tied to old-fashioned natural history. I question this dichotomy.

Finally, I discuss Fuller’s relation to Gnosticism and theosis. Fuller is described as Gnostic, based on an outdated notion of Gnosticism. His views are more like eschatology. Fuller in turn accuses biologists who reject biological race as Gnostics. I take issue with this claim.

Fuller recently has seen the similarity of his views to Russian Orthodox theosis, humans unifying with God. Fuller’s ‘Humanity 2.0’ shares with the theosis tradition the goal of humans controlling all of nature and spreading through the universe by means of space travel.

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