Susan Bredlau

Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Philosophy

Office: Bowden Hall 314

Phone: 404.727.4108

Fax: 404.712.9425


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Philosophy

Emory University
561 S. Kilgo Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322


  • PhD, Stony Brook University, 2006


Curriculum Vitae 


Merleau-Ponty and Phenomenology

19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy

Ancient Philosophy

Philosophical Psychology



The Other in Perception: A Phenomenological Account of Our Experience of Other Persons (SUNY Press, 2018)

Articles and Book Chapters:

(2019) "On Perception and Trust: Merleau-Ponty and the Emotional Significance of Our Relations with Others." Continental Philosophy Review. 52.1: 1-14.

(2018) "Illness as a Phenomenon of Being-in-the-World with Others: Plato's Charmides, Kleinman and Merleau-Ponty." Medical Humanities. DOI 10.1136/medhum-2018-011572

(2018) "The Place of Others: Casey, Merleau-Ponty, and the Interpersonal Origins of Adult Experience." The Phenomenology of Real and Virtual Places. Ed. Erik Champion. London: Routledge. 191-203.

(2017) "Perceiving Through Another: Incorporation and the Child Perceiver." The Development of Perception in Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology. Eds. John Russon and Kirsten Jacobson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 81-98.

(2016) "Husserl's 'Pairing' Relation and the Role of Others in Infant Perception." Journal of Consciousness Studies. 23.3-4: 8-30.

(2016) "An Organism of Words: Merleau-Ponty on Embodiment, Language and Literature." Phenomenology and the Arts. Eds. Licia Carlson and Peter Costello. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield. 165-75.

(2011) "Monstrous Faces and a World Transformed: Merleau-Ponty, Dolezal, and the Enactive Approach on Vision Without Inversion of the Retinal Image." Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. 10.4: 481-98.

(2011) "Simone de Beauvoir's Apprenticeship of Freedom." Phaenex 6.1: 42-63.

(2011) "A Respectful World: Merleau-Ponty and the Experience of Depth." Human Studies 33.4: 411-23. 

(2010) "Phantom Limbs and Phantom Worlds: Being Responsive to the Present." Merleau-Ponty at the Limits of Art, Religion, and Perception. Eds. Kascha Semonovitch and Neal DeRoo. New York: Continuum Press. 79-91.  

(2006) "Learning to See: Merleau-Ponty and the Navigation of Terrains." Chiasmi International 8: 191-97.

Book Cover:

other in perception