Douglas Peduti, SJ, PhD
Building/Room: Casey 424
Born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, I was raised on a farm and enjoy the outdoors. I earned a masters program focused on process philosophy from St. Louis University, sandwiched between undergraduate and PhD studies from Duquesne University. A school that focuses on phenomenology, Duquesne fostered seeing and thinking differently. Thus, my doctorate focused on Heidegger’s understanding of language, that more than a tool to communicate, language informs and transforms us. Most recently I was an Assistant Professor of philosophy at Fairfield University, where I taught philosophy courses on language, self and subjectivity, existentialism, phenomenology, and Heidegger; I will continue teaching philosophy full time at Seattle. My current project is translating Heidegger’s Seminar on time from GA 83.
I entered the Jesuits in 1983 and was ordained in 1996. In my free time I enjoy the quiet times of reading and writing. While here at Seattle I also hope to reclaim some of that past enthusiasm for the great outdoors.