Professor of Philosophy and Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Among his research interests are Philosophy of Culture (including popular culture), Aesthetics, Process Philosophy and Theology, post-Kantian Continental Philosophy, Pragmatism. He is author of The Quantum of Explanation (co-author, Routledge 2017), Metaphysical Graffiti (Open Court 2017), and Time, Will, and Purpose (Open Court, 2013), and over a hundred scholarly articles and book chapters on Vico, Bergson, Dewey, Cassirer, Langer, Whitehead and others. He is a founder and vice-president of the American Institute for Philosophical and Cultural Thought, and the Deputy Editor-in-Chief in Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture. Auxier is also a journalist, blogger, radio dj, performing musician, songwriter, political and environmental activist.