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H. Peter Steeves

  • Professor and Director DePaul Humanities Center
  • ​​PhD​​
  • Philosophy
  • Faculty
  • 773.325.1153
  • ​2352 N. Clifton, Suite 150, Office 12

PhD, Indiana University

Peter was educated at Manchester University and Indiana University. He has also taught at Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela. His main areas of specialization include phenomenology (especially the work of Edmund Husserl), ethics, aesthetics, social-political philosophy, and philosophy of science. He has published nine books, including: Founding Community: A Phenomenological-Ethical Inquiry (Kluwer, 1998); Animal Others: On Ethics, Ontology, and Animal Life (SUNY P, 1999); The Things Themselves: Phenomenology and the Return to the Everyday (SUNY P, 2006); Beautiful, Bright, and Blinding: Phenomenological Aesthetics and the Life of Art (SUNY P, 2017); and Being and Showtime (Sawbuck Books, 2021). He is currently at various stages of completion on three books, including one on anarchism, communitarianism, and phenomenology; a book investigating post-theism and liberation theology; and a third volume taking up questions of cosmology, quantum theory, and astrobiology alongside a Continental philosophy of science.​​​