Matthew C. Halteman, Associate Professor, Philosophy
Hiemenga Hall 356
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PhD, Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2004
BA summa cum laude, Philosophy, Literature, Wheaton College, 1995
- Fundamental Questions in Philosophy (153): syllabus
- History of Modern Western Philosophy (252): syllabus
- Contemporary Continental Philosophy (340): syllabus
- Peaceable Kingdom: Transforming Our Relationships With Animals (Interim): syllabus
20th-Century European Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Deconstruction, Animal Ethics
Living Toward the Peaceable Kingdom: Compassionate Eating as Care of Creation, Washington, DC: Humane Society of the United States Animals and Religion, 2008.
“Matt Halteman just might have written the single best brief presentation of the case for animal compassion. If I had only one book to give to friends interested in the intersection of faith and animal welfare, this would be it.”
– Stephen H. Webb (Wabash College), author of On God and Dogs: A Christian Theology of Animal Compassion
"Religion and the Sublime," (with Andrew Chignell) in The Sublime: From Antiquity to the Present, ed. Timothy M. Costelloe, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
"Varieties of Harm to Animals in Industrial Farming," The Journal of Animal Ethics, 1 (2): 122-131. Fall 2011.
"On the Problematic Origin of the Forms: Plotinus, Derrida, and the Neoplatonic Subtext of Deconstruction’s Critique of Ontology,” Continental Philosophy Review 39, November 2006.
Review of Mark Dooley and Liam Kavanagh’s The Philosophy of Derrida, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2008.04.07.
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Hobbies and Interests
Family, friendship, philosophy as a way of life, animal advocacy, cooking and eating, music of all kinds, running