Matthew C Halteman


Education

  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2004
  • BA summa cum laude, Philosophy, Literature, Wheaton College, 1995

Biography

Matthew C. Halteman is also the Chair of the Animals and the Kingdom of God Lecture Series at Calvin College.

His hobbies include family, friendship, philosophy as a way of life, animal advocacy, cooking and eating, music of all kinds and running.

Academic interests

  • 20th-Century European Philosophy
  • Hermeneutics
  • Deconstruction
  • Animal Ethics

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Publications

Edited Volume

Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments about the Ethics of Eating (co-edited with Andrew Chignell and Terence Cuneo), Routledge, forthcoming 2015.

Booklet

Compassionate Eating as Care of Creation, Washington, D.C., The Humane Society of the United States, 2008; Second Print Edition, 2010.

Articles and Book Chapters

“Food Ethics and Religion” (with Tyler Doggett), in The Ethics of Eating, Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett, eds., Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016.

“Compassionate Eating as Care of Creation” (updated and shortened), in The Ethics of Eating, Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett, eds., Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016.

“Introduction to Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments about the Ethics of Eating” (with Terence Cuneo and Andrew Chignell), Routledge, forthcoming 2015.

“Philosophy as Therapy for Recovering (Unrestrained) Omnivores” (with Megan Halteman Zwart), in Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments over the Ethics of Eating, Routledge, forthcoming 2015.

“Ontotheology,” Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2015.

“Knowing the Standard American Diet By Its Fruits: Is Unrestrained Omnivorism Spiritually Beneficial?,” Interpretation 67 (4), 383-395, October 2013.

"Religion and the Sublime," (with Andrew Chignell) in The Sublime: From Antiquity to the Present, ed. Timothy M. Costelloe, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

"Varieties of Harm to Animals in Industrial Farming," The Journal of Animal Ethics, 1 (2): 122-131. Fall 2011.

"On the Problematic Origin of the Forms: Plotinus, Derrida, and the Neoplatonic Subtext of Deconstruction’s Critique of Ontology,” Continental Philosophy Review 39, November 2006.

Review of Mark Dooley and Liam Kavanagh’s The Philosophy of Derrida, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2008.04.07.

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Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments About the Ethics of Eating

by Andrew Chignell, Terence Cuneo and Matthew Halteman, Calvin philosophy professor

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