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This page last updated February 08, 2009

Steve Best

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Address: New Mexico


Dr. Stephen Best


Profession or Area of Expertise

Professor, philosophy

Personal Statement

"Dr. Steven Best is an Associate Professor of Humanities and Philosophy. He earned his B.A. in philosophy at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, his M.A. at the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D at the University of Texas, Austin. He regularly teaches modern humanities, critical thinking, ethics, social philosophy, 19th and 20th century philosophy, and seminars on environmental theory. He has published five books and dozens of articles and reviews in the areas of philosophy, cultural criticism, mass media, social theory, and postmodern theory. His books (all published with Guilford Press, New York) are Postmodern Theory: Critical Interrogations (with Doug Kellner), The Politics of Historical Vision: Marx, Foucault, and Habermas, The Postmodern Turn: Paradigm Shifts in Art, Theory, and Science (with Doug Kellner), The Postmodern Adventure (with Doug Kellner), and Murray Bookchin: Philosopher of Freedom (forthcoming, 2000). He is active with ecology and animal rights groups on the UTEP campus, and, as the dinner speaker coordinator for the El Paso Vegetarian Society, he rounds up speakers for vegetarian dinners and speaking events. He regularly gives talks to the community and local grade and high schools on issues related to health, animal rights, and environmental issues."



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