Peter Amato, Ph.D.
Director, Programs in Philosophy; Associate Teaching Professor of Philosophy
Office: 5030 MacAlister
Phone: (215) 895-1353
- B.A., Anthropology, Fordham University, 1984
- M.A,, Anthropology, Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1993
- Ph.D., Philosophy, Fordham University, 1998
- Social and Political Philosophy
- Philosophy in Literature
I am interested in the ethical and philosophical dimensions of Karl Marx’s critique of capitalist society, in particular as illuminated by Hans-Georg Gadamer’s Philosophical Hermeneutics.
- “Crisis, Terror, & Tyranny: On the Anti‐Democratic Logic of Empire,” in Philosophical Perspectives on the ‘War on Terrorism,’ edited by Gail Presbey, (Rodopi, 2007), 113-128
- “Language, Reflection and the Dimensions of Conduct,” Human Nature Review, 4, August, 2004, 142‐151
- “Habermas’s ‘Other’ Legitimation Crisis: Ethical‐Philosophical Considerations,” Radical Philosophy Review, 4:2, Fall, 2002, 205‐228
- “African Philosophy and Modernity,” Chapter 3 in Post‐Colonial African Philosophy: A Critical Reader, edited by Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze, (Basil Blackwell, 1997), 71‐100