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Professor Anthony J. Steinbock

Books and Editorial Activities

Curriculum Vitae

My research interests are primarily contemporary German and French philosophy, especially, phenomenology and its development in thinkers like Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Scheler, Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida, Marion, Waldenfels, and Lefort.  Thematically, I am interested in the intersection of phenomenology and social ontology, critical theory, and the philosophy of religion.

I explore many of these interests in my teaching:  on the graduate level, in seminars devoted to careful and systematic readings of major continental figures; on the undergraduate level, in classes I have designed on the philosophy of film, the philosophy of education, ethics, and mystical literature and meditation.  Every year I also conduct a special seminar in phenomenology (the Phenomenology Research Group [PRG]) which engages in focused phenomenological work.  Previously, the PRG was involved in the Emotions Project.  It is now taking up the experience of “vocation.”

Contact Information:
Phenomenology Research Center
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Carbondale, IL  62901-4522
(618) 453-1662
e-mail:  ajsteinbock@gmail.com or steinbock@phenomenologyresearchcenter. org