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Martin  Schönfeld

Martin Schönfeld

Martin Schönfeld
Professor

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Office: FAO 221
Phone: 813/974-5698
Fax: 813/974-5914
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Martin Schönfeld teaches in the Department of Philosophy. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy (minor: the History and Philosophy of Science) with a thesis on Kant. He teaches environmental ethics, comparative thought (German and Chinese), and future-oriented topics related to climate change and sustainability. His area of specialization is climate philosophy.

Philosophers have examined climate change with regard to justice. The outcome is climate ethics, an applied, analytic inquiry. The next step is to find out, more broadly, what climate change means for ‘being in the world’. This would be climate philosophy, a foundational and synthesis-based inquiry, which is what Schönfeld’s research is about. The reason for this new inquiry is that the climate crisis discloses a cultural maladaptation, which causes a blow-back from nature to culture and poses a fundamental challenge to ideological and socio-economic conventions. Applied, analytic approaches do not deal with this evolutionary interplay. Climate philosophy studies the existential impact of climate change. It examines what this impact means for the progression of cultures, the fate of religions, and the maturation of human identity.

Education

Ph.D. Indiana, 1995.

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
18496PHI 3640002Environmental Ethics
TA -
3TR

11:00am-12:15pm

CIS 1048
23579PHH 4820002Chinese Philosophy
3TR

2:00pm-3:15pm

SOC 159
16101PHI 6908004Directed Research
S-U Only, 2 cr. T.McGarvey
2



TBA 100
16255PHI 6908007Directed Research
S-U Only. 2cr. K.Schenk pending A2C
2



TBA 100
16292PHI 6908008Directed Research
S-U Only, Z.Vereb
3



TBA 100
15815PHI 7980016Dissertation: Doctoral
K.Schenk
2



TBA 100
15820PHI 7980021Dissertation: Doctoral
L.McAllister
9



TBA 100
15825PHI 7980026Dissertation: Doctoral
E.Hernandez
5



TBA 100
15826PHI 7980027Dissertation: Doctoral
J.Voelpel
2



TBA 100