Martin Matustik

Lincoln Center Applied Ethics
Faculty
Campus:
WEST
Mailcode:
2151
School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies
Faculty
Campus:
WEST
Mailcode:
2151

Biography

Martin Beck Matuštík is a Lincoln Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies. He joined the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU West in fall 2008. After earning his doctorate from Fordham University in 1991, he has been on the faculty in the Department of Philosophy at Purdue University. Matuštík has published six single author books, edited two collections, and co-edited "New Critical Theory," a series at Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Among his publications are "Postnational Identity: Critical Theory and Existential Philosophy in Habermas, Kierkegaard, and Havel" (1993); "Specters of Liberation: Great Refusals in the New World Order" (1998); "Jurgen Habermas: A Philosophical-Political Profile" (2001); and "Kierkegaard in Post/Modernity" (1995), co-edited with Merold Westphal. His most recent book is "Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope: Postsecular Meditations" (2008). His last book is a philosophical autobiography, “Out of Silence: Repair across Generations” (2015, in Czech 2018).  See amazon.com/author/martinbeckmatustik

Matuštík's research and teaching specialties range from critical theory, Continental philosophy, phenomenology and existentialism to post-Holocaust and reparative ethics and East-Central European thought; his interests integrate in transdisciplinary form the fields of literature, philosophy, social theory, and spirituality.

Matuštík is an affiliate professor of Jewish studies.

Education

Ph.D. Fordham University 1991 

Courses

Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
PHI 304 Existentialism
REL 494 Special Topics
PHI 494 Special Topics
MAS 550 Issues in Death and Dying
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHI 318 Philosophy of Religion
REL 494 Special Topics
PHI 494 Special Topics
MAS 550 Issues in Death and Dying
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHI 318 Philosophy of Religion
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHI 304 Existentialism
PHI 318 Philosophy of Religion
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
HON 294 Special Topics
REL 300 Future of Religions
PHI 303 Future of Religions
HON 394 Special Topics
PHI 494 Special Topics
JHR 598 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
PHI 411 Continental Philosophy
MAS 598 Special Topics

Service

  • ASU Senate, Arizona State University Academic Council, President-elect, ASU-West Senate (2013 - Present)
  • Center for Critical Inquiry and Cultural Studies - Director http://ccics.asu.edu/, 2013-14 CCICS Illuminations awards: Patrick Bixby & Michael Stancliff, Patricia J. Huntington, Arthur Sabatini & Jeffery T. Kennedy, Julia Sarreal, Stefan Stantchev, Michelle Tellez & Ilana Luna (2012 - Present)
  • Hospice of the Valley and New Song for Grieving Childern, Facilitator and Volunteer (2012 - Present)
  • Jewish Studies Center, program committee member for The Harold and Jean Grossman Lectures in Jewish Thought http://jewishstudies.asu.edu/grossman (2012 - Present)
  • The Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, volunteer with hospice patients (2008 - Present)
  • President Crowe's and Provost's Page task force on institutional ethics at ASU, appointed as a task force member (2013 - 2014)
  • ASU Senate - ASU Provost search, UAC (2013 - 2013)
  • Board meeting of the Center of Global Studies, Prague, Czech rep., international board member (2012 - 2013)
  • Board meeting of the Center of Global Studies, Prague, Czech rep., international board member (2011 - 2011)
  • Hospice of the Valley, certified volunteer (2011 - 2011)
  • Lion's Club, invited presenter (2011 - 2011)
  • Spirit of the Senses, invited presenter (2011 - 2011)
  • Hospice of the Valley, certified volunteer (2009 - 2011)