Kenneth Stikkers

Kenneth W. Stikkers is Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he has been since 1997. Currently he holds the position of the Chair of the Department of Philosophy at SIUC. Prior to his employment at SIUC he was Professor of Philosophy at Seattle University. He earned his Ph.D. from DePaul University (Chicago) in 1982, with distinction.  He has also been a visiting professor at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (Mexico), the University of Warsaw, the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and Ca’Foscari University (Venice, Italy). He is past-President of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (2012-14), and his Presidential Address, “‘… But I’m Not Racist’:  Toward a Pragmatic Conception of ‘Racism,’” was published in The Pluralist (2014).  He is the author of Utopian Visions Past, Present, and Future:  Rethinking the Ethical Foundations of Economy (in Spanish, 2013) and over 70 articles, chapters, and reviews. He is also editor of the English translation of Max Scheler’s Problems of a Sociology of Knowledge (1980), and co-editor (with Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński) of Philosophy in the Time of Economic Crisis:  Pragmatism and Economy (2018).  His areas of specialization are:  Philosophy of the Social Sciences (especially Economics), American Philosophy (especially Puritanism, William James, and African American Philosophy), and Contemporary Continental Philosophy (especially Max Scheler and Michel Foucault).