Gerard Kuperus

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6969 Kalmanovitz Hall 234

Biography

Gerard Kuperus is specialized in philosophy of nature and environmental philosophy as well as Continental philosophy.

He teaches in the philosophy department and environmental studies. His courses include The Human Animal, Environmental Ethics, Globalization: Development and Environment, Social and Political Philosophy, Global Environments and Societies, Aesthetics, and Existentialism, as well as courses on Gary Snyder and Nietzsche.

Kuperus has published a monograph Ecopolitical Homelessness: Defining place in an unsettled world (Routledge, 2016) and the volume Ontologies of Nature (Springer, 2017; coedited with Marjolein Oele). Additionally, he has published articles in different areas of the history of philosophy (Kant, German Romanticism, Existentialism, and Plato,among others), aesthetics, and animal rights.

He is currently working on another monograph on ecopolitics, in which he discusses whether we can find political communities in non-human realms.

Education
MA, University of Amsterdam
PhD, DePaul University
Research
Kant and Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Aesthetics
Environmental Philosophy and Philosophy of Nature
Plato
Nietzsche
Continental Philosophy
Publications

Kuperus, G. Beyond the dread of death: Existentialism and the meaninglessness of life. Curing the Dread of Death: Theory, Research and Practice. Samford Valley, Queensland, Australia: Australian Academic Press. (Forthcoming)

Kuperus, G., Oele, M. (Eds.). (2017). Ontologies of Nature: Continental Perspectives and Environmental Reorientations. New York, NY: Springer.

Kuperus, G. (2017). [Introduction]. In G. Kuperus & M. Oele (Eds.), Ontologies of Nature: Continental Perspectives and Environmental Reorientations. New York, NY: Springer.

Kuperus, G. (2017). An ecology of the future: Nietzsche and ecological restoration. In G. Kuperus & M. Oele (Eds.), Ontologies of Nature: Continental Perspectives and Environmental Reorientations (pp. 201-218). New York, NY: Springer.

Kuperus, G. (2017). The self as a becoming work of art in early romantic thought. Idealistic Studies, 46(1), 65-77.

Kuperus, G. (2016). Ecopolitical homelessness: Defining place in an unsettled world. New York, NY: Routledge.

Kuperus, G. (2015). Heterogeneity and injustice: A sketch for a Lyotardian approach to animal ethics. Trans-Humanities, 8(3), 149-168.

Kuperus, G. (2011). [Review]. Anthropocentrism and the continental tradition: Calarco’s Zoographies. Society and Animals, 19(3), 326-327.

Kuperus, G. (2010). The development of the role of the spectator in Kant’s thinking: The evolution of the Copernican revolution. Idealistic Studies, 40(1-2), 65-82.

Kuperus, G., Bartlett, A., Oele, M. (2009). Aesthetic sensibility and political praxis: Foucault, Lyotard and the Darfur crisis. Radical Philosophy Review, 12(1-2).

Kuperus, G. (2007). Traveling with Socrates: Ways and non-ways in the Phaedo and Protagoras. In G. Scott (Ed.), Philosophy in Dialogue: New Essays in Platonic Method. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.

Kuperus, G. (2007). Heidegger and animality. In C. Lotz & C. Painter (Eds.), Phenomenology and the Non-Human Animal. New York, NY: Kluwer/Springer.