David Detmer, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy Coordinator

David Detmer

Introduction

David Detmer is a professor of philosophy in the department of history and philosophy. He is also coordinator of the philosophy program.

Research Overview

Detmer is the author of seven books, as well as numerous articles and book chapters on such topics as Sartre, vegetarianism, the Beatles, Rorty, the death penalty, Baudrillard, Woody Allen, the U.S. mass media, Habermas, Husserl, U.S. foreign policy, modern art, existentialism, Gadamer, Ricoeur, Heidegger, Nietzsche and virtue-based epistemology.

I enjoy painting and playing guitar.

Select Publications

  • Renaissance (2021)
  • Simply Sartre (2020)
  • Zinnophobia: The Battle over History in Education, Politics, and Scholarship (2018)
  • Phenomenology Explained (2013)
David Detmer

Contact

(219) 989-2941

detmer@pnw.edu

Office Location:

Hammond, CLO 266

Education

  • Ph.D. – Philosophy, Northwestern University
  • M.A. – Philosophy, Northwestern University
  • B.A. – Philosophy, Boston University

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethics, Existentialism, Phenomenology