Dr. Stephen Pluháček, Senior Scholar

Stephen Pluháček, Senior Scholar

Dr. Stephen Pluháček is a UNHSI Senior Scholar.  In this role, Dr. Pluháček supports the work of bringing the liberal arts to bear on questions of sustainability. These efforts are informed by a long-standing interest in the intersection between agriculture and philosophy, not only as this relates to questions of ethics but as it relates to fundamental questions of ontology and epistemology.  His current research addresses the agricultural foundations and limitations of Western philosophical thought while also seeking to ground philosophy and culture in general in a more universal and sustainable economy: an economy of sharing.  He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Purdue University.  Prior to joining the UNH community, Dr. Pluháček taught philosophy at Baylor University, Michigan Technological University, and Minnesota State University-Moorhead.  He has translated a number of works by the philosopher and ecological thinker Luce Irigaray, including Between East and WestThe Way of LoveSharing the World, and In the Beginning She Was.  He is the author of two books, Commemorating Epimetheus and Commemorating Prometheus