Vida Pavesich

Vida Pavesich

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty
Kalmanovitz Hall 155


Vida Pavesich specializes in philosophical anthropology and the history of Western philosophy. She is also an artist, working with digital collage.


  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • History of Western Philosophy
  • Environmental Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • Environmental Philosophy (new)


  • UC San Diego, PhD in Philosophy, 2003
  • UC San Diego, MA

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Professor in Philosophy, California State University East Bay
  • Adjunct Professor in Philosophy, Diablo Valley College

Selected Publications

  • “Working on the Myth of the Anthropocene: Hans Blumenberg and Why We Still Need Philosophical Anthropology,” 2022, New German Critique.
  • “Hans Blumenberg: Philosophical Anthropology and the Ethics of Consolation,” in Naturalism and Philosophical Anthropology, edited by Phillip Honenberger, Palgrave, 2015.
  • “Vulnerability, Power, and Gender: An Anthropological Mediation Between Critical Theory and Poststructuralism,” in Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism, 2014.