H. Peter Steeves, PhD
H. Peter Steeves is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Humanities Center at DePaul University, Chicago, IL, where he specializes in phenomenology, ethics, aesthetics, and philosophy of science. Steeves is the author of nine books, including: Founding Community: A Phenomenological-Ethical Inquiry (Kluwer, 1998); The Things Themselves: Phenomenology and the Return to the Everyday (SUNY Press, 2006); Animal Others: On Ethics, Ontology, and Animal Life (SUNY Press, 1999); Beautiful, Bright, and Blinding: Phenomenological Aesthetics and the Life of Art (SUNY P, 2017); and Being and Showtime (Sawbuck Books, 2020). He has published more than 140 book chapters and journal articles and has presented more than 200 public and academic lectures. Steeves has also been the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, has been a Fellow at Princeton and Stanford, and was a member of an astrobiology research group at NASA Ames. He was chosen by Rate My Professor as one of the “Top 15 Best Professors in the United States.” His current research focuses primarily on cosmology and astrobiology—on the origin events of both the universe and life—and on anarchic communitarianism.