2010 Religion & Philosophy Speakers

H. Peter Steeves
“The Wired for War Show”

Dr. H. Peter Steeves, professor of philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago, Ill., presented “The Wired for War Show” on Thursday, April 22, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the Lutz Recital Hall of the Blair Music Center. The event was the last of the College’s yearlong Colloquium, “Wired.” Steeves, a cultural philosopher and expert on ethics, investigated the relationship between technology and violence in an interactive and reflective performance that involved music, dance, and media. The performance, which was planned and performed in coordination with Dr. Robert Valgenti of the Religion and Philosophy department, was free and open to the public.

Steeves’ main areas of teaching and research at DePaul include applied ethics (especially animal/environmental and bioethics), social and political philosophy (especially communitarianism), Philosophy of culture and philosophy of science, and phenomenology. His areas of research also include the role of ethics in medicine, animal rights, business, the environment, popular culture, and technology, among others.

He has published The Things Themselves: Phenomenology and the Return to the Everday, (SUNY Press, 2006), Founding Community: A Phenomenological-Ethical Inquiry (Kluwer, 1998), and is the editor and a contributor to Animal Others: On Ethics, Ontology, and Animal Life (SUNY, 1999).

Steeves received his doctorate from Indiana University and previously taught at Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela