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Martin Matustik

Lincoln Professor of Ethics & Religion
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2151
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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 

Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 101Introduction to Philosophy
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 101Introduction to Philosophy
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 304Existentialism
REL 494Special Topics
PHI 494Special Topics
MAS 550Issues in Death and Dying
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 318Philosophy of Religion
REL 494Special Topics
PHI 494Special Topics
MAS 550Issues in Death and Dying
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 318Philosophy of Religion
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 304Existentialism
PHI 318Philosophy of Religion
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 294Special Topics
REL 300Future of Religions
PHI 303Future of Religions
HON 394Special Topics
PHI 494Special Topics
JHR 598Special 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)