Peter Atterton, Ph.D.

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Dr. Peter Atterton is a Professor of Philosophy and Affiliated Faculty of Jewish Studies in the College of Arts and Letters at San Diego State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Essex, England. In addition to extensive work on Emmanuel Levinas, Dr. Atterton has written on Darwin, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Kant, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Shakespeare, psychoanalysis, human rights, human extinction, animal ethics, and the sci-fi movie Blade Runner. His current research focuses on Levinas and the philosophical implications of naturalism/Darwinism.

In addition to his various co-edited books: Face-to Face with Animals (SUNY), The Continental Ethics Reader (Routledge), Levinas and Buber (Duquesne), Animal Philosophy (Continuum), Radicalizing Levinas (SUNY), his articles have been published in Kant-Studien, Research in Phenomenology, History of the Human Sciences Journal, Inquiry, The Psychoanalytic Review, Philosophy Today, International Studies in Philosophy, and Symplokē, among others. He is co-author of On Levinas (Wadsworth) and is guest editor of Levinas Studies. An Annual Review, Vol. 5 & Vol. 16.