Dr. Stephen Pluháček

Dr. Stephen Pluháček
Dr. Stephen PluháčekMarquette University

Marquette Hall, 329

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-4167

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Stephen Pluháček has a long-standing interest in integral ecology and public humanities. Dr. Pluháček studies agriculture (including the agricultural underpinnings of western philosophy and culture) and human flourishing in the age of the Anthropocene. These interests relate to his ongoing engagement with feminist philosophy. Although the intersection between philosophy and agriculture is often conceived in terms of ethics, he focuses primarily on ontological and epistemological dimensions and limitations. He is interested in questions of agriculture and economy broadly construed: seeking beyond the traditional agricultural economy of giving and taking or exchanging, toward an economy of sharing and dwelling together to foster the flourishing of humans and the earth system.

Prior to joining the Marquette community, Dr. Pluháček taught humanities courses and led faculty engagement groups at Furman University, the University of New Hampshire, Baylor University, Michigan Technological University, Arizona State University West and Minnesota State University-Moorhead. He holds a Ph.D. In Philosophy from Purdue University and completed an année préparatoire at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) where he studied with Jacques Derrida and Luce Irigaray. His publications include several translations of Irigaray’s work from French to English (Between East and West, The Way of Love, Sharing the World, In the Beginning She Was) and three books, Commemorating Epimetheus, Commemorating Prometheus and Of Humankindness.

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