Stephen Minister, Ph.D., M.A.

Stephen Minister, Ph.D., M.A.

Professor of Philosophy

Religion, Philosophy & Classics Department


Ph.D., 2006, Fordham University; M.A., 2004, Fordham University; B.A. in Philosophy and B.S. in Mathematics, 1999, Seattle Pacific University

Dr. Stephen Minister teaches courses in ethics, continental philosophy, modern philosophy and philosophy of religion. He has also led study-away courses to Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, studying poverty, human rights and the ethics of development. His research is rooted in continental ethics, especially the writings of Emmanuel Levinas, and focuses on conceptions of the human person, the relationship between responsibility and reason and practical issues related to global ethics, human rights and economic justice. He is the author of De-Facing the Other: Reason, Ethics, and Politics after Difference (Marquette UP, 2012) and a variety of journal articles and book chapters. He also co-edited Kierkegaard's God and the Good Life (Indiana UP, 2017) and Reexamining Deconstruction and Determinate Religion (Duquesne UP, 2012). Minister is the advisor for the Augustana chapter of the philosophy honor society, Phi Sigma Tau.