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Richard T. Peterson <PetrsnRT@msu.edu>
Michigan State University
critical social theory, continental philosophy, with current work in human rights and conceptions of violence
503 S Kedzie
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
|Primary Phone:||517 355 4490|
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B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1968
M.A., San Francisco State College, 1971
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1976
Chair, Department of Philosophy, 2006-
Director, Peace and Justice Studies, 2000-
Democratic Philosophy and the Politics of Knowledge, Penn State University Press,
Co-editor, Philosophy, Children, and the Family, New York: Plenum Press, 1982.
"Conceptualizing the Family," in Philosophy, Children, and the Family, pp. 3-16.
"Women and Family Life," in Philosophy, Children, and the Family, pp. 73-80.
"Alienation and Intellectual Practices" in Alienation Theories and De-alienation Strategies, edited by D. Schweitzer and F. Geyer, London: Science Reviews,1988.
"Race and Recognition," Race, Class, and Community Identity, eds., Andrew Light and Mecke Nagel, Humanity Press, 2000.
"Toward a Democratic Multiculturalism," in Community, Difference, and
Diversity, eds., Alison Bailey and Paula Smitka, Rodopi, 2002.
AMarx, Race, and the Political Problem of Identity,@ in Andrew Valls, ed., Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005.
“Violence, Power, and Identity: What are the ‘Conditions’ of Terrorism?” forthcoming in
Philosophical Perspectives on the War on Terrorism, eds. Gail Presbey and Wendy Hamblet, Rodopi.
“Dilemmas of Intervention: Human Rights and Neo-colonialism,” forthcoming in
Philosophical Perspectives on the War on Terrorism, eds. Gail Presbey and Wendy Hamblet, Rodpi.
“Racism and the Politics of the War Against Terrorism,” forthcoming in Parceling the
Globe: Philosophical Exploration in Globalization, Global Behavior, and Peace, eds. Danielle Poe and Edy Souffrant, Rodopi
"Critical Discussion of 'Home Economic: A Definition'," in Home Economics: A Definition, Washington, D.C.: AHEA, 1979, pp.63-90.
"Foucault and the Politics of Social Reproduction," Humanities in Society, Vol. 5, Nos. 3 and 4 (Summer, Fall 1982), pp. 231-243.
"Marx and the Crisis in Social Dialectic," Praxis International, Vol. 3, No. 4, January1984,
"Alienation Theory and the Arms Race," Newsletter, Research Committee on Alienation Theory, International Sociology Association, June 1984, pp.8-13.
"Kaelin on Philosophical Literature," Analecta Husserliana, Vol. XIX, 1985, pp. 469-475.
"The Original Position as Social Practice" (co-authored with Stephen L. Esquith),
Political Theory, Vol. 16, no. 2, May 1988, pp. 300-334.
"Technology, Culture, and Democratic Politics," The Centennial Review, Vol. XXXV, No. 1, Winter 1991, pp. 31-50.
"Development: Historical Aspects of an Unavoidable Idea," CASID CURRENT, MSU, December 1991, pp. 1-2.
"Intellectual Mediation After Liberalism and Socialism," in Political Dialogue: Theories
and Practices, ed., Stephen Esquith, Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and Humanities, 1996, Vol. 46, pp. 183-213.
AKimlikler ve Cumhuriyetci Tani(n)ma@ (AIdentities and Republican Recognition@), in Cumhuriyet (Republicanism, an invited collection commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Turkish Republic), ed., Nuri Bilgin, Ege University, Izmir, 1999, pp. 153-59.
AThe Possibility of Human Rights,@ Center for Advanced Study of International Development, MSU, 2000. [this article has also appeared on the Web Site, AE Philosopher@ (www.ephilosopher.com)]; a modified version of this article appears in Vera Jakoby and Andrew Kelley, eds. Justice and Justification: The Relation between Justice and Peace, forthcoming: Amsterdam: Rodopi Press.
AHuman Rights and Cultural Conflict,@ Human Rights Review, Vol.5, no. 3, April-June 2004, pp. 22-33.
“Media Politics and Human Rights,” Liberation between Selves, Sexualities and War, Radical Philosophy Today, vol. III, ed. Greg Moses, Philosophy Documentation Center, 2006.
“Human Rights and the Politics of Neo-colonial Intervention,” Philosophy Against Empire
Radical Philosophy Today, vol. IV, eds. Harry van der Linden and Tony Smith, Philosophy Documentation Center, 2006.
"The Division of Labor as a Philosophical Idea," forthcoming in Deutsche Zeitschrift fuer
Selected Conference Papers:
"Dialogue vs. Dialectic? Bakhtin and Political Criticism," American Philosophical
Association, New York, December 28-30, 1991.
"Challenging the Division of Labor: Philosophy, Democracy and the Question of
Expertise," Radical Scholars Conference, Loyola University, November 29-31, 1993.
"Democracy and Intellectual Mediation--After Socialism and Liberalism," Radical
Philosophy National Conference, Drake University, Nov. 3-6, 1994.
"Toward a Democratic Multiculturalism," Conference on "Community, Difference and
Diversity: Implications for Peace," University of Dayton, October 19-22, 1995.
"Du Bois's Dialectic of Political Recognition," Conference on "The Academy and Race,"
March 8-10, 1996, Villanova University.
"Race and Recognition," Radical Philosophy Association National Conference, Purdue
University, Nov. 14-17, 1996.
"Race, Identity, and Critical Theory," Rethinking Marxism Conference, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, Dec. 5-9, 1996.
AConceiving Racial Change,@ for Intersections of Race, Morgan State University, Oct.30-Nov. 1, 1997.
ARace, Politics, and Social Reason,@ panel on Race and Democracy, American
Philosophical Association, Philadelphia, Dec. 29, 1997.
ADu Bois as a Democratic Race Intellectual,@ panel on the centennial of AThe
Conservation of Race,@ American Philosophical Association, Philadelphia, Dec. 30, 1997
AHeidegger=s Racialism,@ World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, Aug. 10-18, 1998.
ARace as Politics,@ Radical Philosophy Association National Conference, San Francisco State University, Nov. 5-8, 1998.
AMulticulturalism and the Idea of Race,@ conference on Current Trends in American Society and Culture, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universitaet, Greifswald, Germany, May 3-4, 1999.
ARace, Media, and Politics,@ Marxism 2000, University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Sept. 212-24, 2000.
AThe Possibility of Human Rights,@ conference on Justice and Justification, McMaster University, Oct. 26-29, 2000.
AMedia Politics and Human Rights,@ Philosophy and Politics to Begin a New Millennium, Loyola University, Nov. 2-5, 2000.
ACritical Theory, Race, and Human Rights,@ conference on Critical Theory and Race, Purdue University, March 22-4, 2001.
ADemocracy Against Terrorism?@ conference on War and Peace in a Time of Terror and Terrorism, Walsh University, Oct. 24-27, 2002.
ADoes It Matter If Marx Was a Racialist?@ Radical Philosophy Conference at Brown University, Nov. 7-10, 2002.
ARace, Rationality, and the Politics of Identity Formation,@ at a conference on Trajectories of Modernism in 20th Century Theory, sponsored by the Humanities Research Group, University of Windsor, March 7, 2003.
AHuman Rights and Cultural Conflict,@ given a Conference on the Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights (co-sposored by the UN and Mofid University) at Mofid Univrsity, Qom, Iran, May 17-18, 2003.
ADilemmas of Intervention: Human Rights and Neo-Colonialism,@ at a conference on Challenges to International Peace, Pacific University, October 23-26, 2003.
AEthics and Occupation,@ contribution to a panel on Ethical Issues Regarding US Policy in Iraq, American Philosophical Association, Chicago, April 23-5, 2004.
AReally Existing Globalization: Racism and the Politics of Violence in the War Against Terrorism,@ at Conference on Globalization and Its Discontents (Concerned Philosophers for Peace), University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Oct. 28-31, 2004.
ANeo-colonial Interventions and the Cosmopolitan Ideal,@ at Radical Philosophy Conference, Howard University, Nov. 4th-7th, 2004.
“Identity, Politics, and the Universality of Human Rights,” prepared for Human Rights Conference, Mofid University, Qom Iran, May, 2005.
“Memory, Human Rights, and the Critique of Militarism,” for conference on “Remembrance and Reconciliation,” California State University at Chico, Oct. 2005
“Militarism and Conceptualizing Peace and Justice Studies,” Festsprach honoring David Dwyer, Michigan State University, Oct. 21, 2006.
“Rethinking Militarism,” Conference on Radical Philosophy, Creighton University, Nov. 2-5, 2006