Gary Steiner

Gary Steiner is an American moral philosopher, and the John Howard Harris Professor of Philosophy at Bucknell University. Steiner's particular focus is animal rights, Descartes, and 19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy.

Gary Steiner
Steiner, 2015
Born (1956-08-22) August 22, 1956
EducationBA (Economics, 1977)
University of California, Los Angeles
Santa Clara University School of Law (1977–1978)
BA (Philosophy, 1981)
University of California, Berkeley
PhD (Philosophy, 1992)
Yale University[1]
EmployerBucknell University


  • Descartes As a Moral Thinker: Christianity, Technology, Nihilism. Humanity Books, 2004.
  • Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents: The Moral Status of Animals in the History of Western Philosophy. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005.
  • Animals and the Moral Community: Mental Life, Moral Status, and Kinship. Columbia University Press, 2008.
  • Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism. Columbia University Press, 2013.
  • Klaus Hartmann. "Marx's Capital from the Viewpoint of Transcendental Philosophy," Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 24, 1993, pp. 157–171.
  • Karl Löwith. Martin Heidegger and European Nihilism. Columbia University Press, 1998.
  • Gerold Prauss. Knowing & Doing in Heidegger's Being & Time. Humanity Books, 1999.
  • Dominique Lestel. Eat This Book: A Carnivore's Manifesto. Columbia University Press, 2016.
Selected articles
  • "Rethinking the Cognitive Abilities of Animals," Julie A. Smith and Robert W. Mitchell (eds.). Experiencing Animals: Encounters Between Animal and Human Minds. Columbia University Press (forthcoming).
  • "Animal Rights and the Default of Postmodernism," Evangelos Protopapadakis (ed.). Animal Rights - Animal Liberation. Berlin: Logos Verlag (forthcoming).
  • Steiner, Gary. "Animal, Vegetable, Miserable", The New York Times, 21 November 2009.

See also


  1. "Curriculum Vitae", Bucknell University, accessed 8 June 2012.

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