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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
94150PHI 6934018Climate Change
3R

2:00pm-4:45pm

FAO 200M
94151PHI 6934913German Philosophy
3W

5:00pm-7:45pm

FAO 248
82793PHI 7980007Dissertation: Doctoral
J.Voelpel
2



TBA 100
87277PHI 7980016Dissertation: Doctoral
L.McAllister
9



TBA TBA
87279PHI 7980018Dissertation: Doctoral
E. Hernandez
5



TBA TBA
87280PHI 7980019Dissertation: Doctoral
J.Walsh
9



TBA 100
87282PHI 7980022Dissertation: Doctoral
K.Schenk
2



TBA 100