Matthew Meyer, Ph.D. (he/him/his)
I love teaching at UW-Eau Claire. I was a student here myself some 20 years ago. I enjoy reading philosophy and some fiction (Don DeLillo is my favorite) as well as books about happiness and well being from philosophical and psychological perspectives. I was recently trained in Logic Based Therapy which is a philosophical counseling method that focuses in negative emotions and reactions that arise from fallacious thinking. I recently published a book on Lacan and the Greeks, as well as an article on the ethics of women water warriors with Dr. Heather Ann Moody. I enjoying swimming, biking, and running — on occasion for long distances. I am currently residing in St. Paul, MN, with my wonderful wife Jill and amazing daughter Charlie.
- 19th and 20th Century European Philosophy
- Environmental Philosophy
- Teaching (four classes – two upper, two lower)
- Advising Majors
- Member of IRB
- Faculty Adviser for the Philosophy Club
Research and Creative Activities
- Happiness Studies (Positive Psychology, Moral Psychology, Cognitive Science)
- Environmental Philosophy
- Philosophy and Pop Culture
- Ph.D., Stony Brook University (Philosophy)
- M.A., Stony Brook University (Philosophy)
- B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Philosophy; English Linguistics)
- Primary Certificate in Logic Based Therapy (LBT)
- “The Ethics of Women Water Warriors: #NoDAPL and Indigenous Women’s Environmental Ethic,” in Interdisciplinary Environmental Ethics in the Midwest, ed. Ian Smith and Matt Kearney, Michigan State University Press, forthcoming (2021).
- “From Indecision to Ambiguity: Simone de Beauvoir and Chidi’s Moral Growth,” in The Good Place and Philosophy, ed. Kimberly Engels, Blackwell Publishing, September 2020.
- Archery and the Human Condition in Lacan, the Greeks, and Nietzsche: The Bow with the Greatest Tension. Lexington Press, 2019.
- “Beauty, Dominance, Humanity: Three Takes on Nudity in Westworld.” Westworld and Philosophy. Ed. by James South and Kimberly Engels. Blackwell Publishing, 2018.
- “Returning to Mystic River: Nietzsche and Tragedy and Values.” Film and Philosophy, Vol. 19, 2015, 173-192.
- “Why Underwood is Frankly Not an Overman,” House of Cards and Philosophy. Gen. ed., William Irwin, Blackwell Publishing, 2015.
- “Being-in The Office: Sartre, the Look, and the Viewer.” With Greg Schneider. The Office and Philosophy, Gen. ed. William Irwin, Blackwell Publishing, 2008.
- “Reflective Listening in Heraclitus.” International Journal of Listening. Vol. 19. 2007.
American Philosophical Association
Society of Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy