Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson is Professor of Philosophy with the University of Wisconsin Colleges.  He began his work at the University of Toronto in 19th century continental philosophy and, especially, on Hegel’s natural philosophy and its links the history of science and technology.  These interests eventually constellated around the question of how humans are related – scientifically, philosophically, and spiritually – to nature.   Research, publications, and presentations have focused mainly on ecofeminism and social ecologies, explicating our unexamined assumptions about the instrumentality of reason and, more recently, semiotic analyses of the relationship between explanatory and narrative accounts of nature.  Current projects include an Aristotelian re-examination of environmental ethics.

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