Dr. David Lovekin

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

David Lovekin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and has been employed at Hastings College since 1987.  He taught at Sauk Valley College in Illinois for 20 years and held a visiting professor appointment in the summer graduate program at the University of Texas at Dallas from 1977 to 1979.

He received his M.A. and B. A. from Northern Illinois University and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas.

He is the author of Technique, Discourse, and Consciousness and the co-editor and author of Essays in Humanity and Technology with Donald Phillip Verene.  He has published numerous essays on the philosophy of technology and culture and on the thought of Giambattista Vico; the most recent are "Technology and Culture and the Problem of the Homeless," and "Narcissus and Dionysus and the Birth of Tragedy."  He has received five National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships and continues to work on various projects in the philosophy of culture.

He taught courses in the Introduction to Philosophy, Metaphysics, History of Philosophy, Contemporary Moral Issues, and the Philosophy of Film and Culture.

He is a devoted fly fisherman, motorcyclist and sometimes motorcycle mechanic.  He is a jazz and blues acoustic bass player and a professional photographer.