Detmer, David 1958–

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Detmer, David 1958–

(David J. Detmer)


Born July 13, 1958, in Cheverly, MD; son of Edwin and Letha Detmer; married Kerri Mommer (an editor), August 3, 1985; children: Arlo. Education: Boston University, B.A. (with distinction), 1980; Northwestern University, M.A., 1982, Ph.D., 1986. Hobbies and other interests: Painting, playing the guitar, singing.


Home—Munster, IN. Office—Department of English and Philosophy, Purdue University—Calumet, 2233 171st St., Hammond, IN 46323. E-mail— [email protected].


Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, instructor in philosophy, 1985-86; Bradley University, Peoria, IL, assistant professor of philosophy, 1986-87; Valparaiso University, assistant professor of philosophy, 1987-89; Purdue University—Calumet, Hammond, IN, assistant professor, 1989-95, associate professor, 1995-2003, professor of philosophy, 2003—.


Freedom as a Value: A Critique of the Ethical Theory of Jean-Paul Sartre, Open Court (Chicago, IL), 1988.

Challenging Postmodernism: Philosophy and the Politics of Truth, Humanity Books (Amherst, NY), 2003.

Sartre Explained, Open Court (Chicago, IL), 2008.

Contributor to books, including The U.S. Media and the Middle East: Image and Perception, edited by Yahya R. Kamalipour, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1995; Phenomenology and Skepticism, edited by Brice Wachterhauser, Northwestern University Press (Evanston, IL), 1996; The Atkins Diet and Philosophy, edited by Lisa Heldke and others, Open Court (Chicago, IL), 2005; Pink Floyd and Philosophy, edited by George Reisch, Open Court (Chicago, IL), 2007; and The Philosophy of Arthur Danto, edited by Randall Auxier, Open Court (Chicago, IL), 2008. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Between the Species, Sartre Studies International, Sartre Today, and Journal of Value Inquiry.