Randall Auxier
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Randall Auxier

Green

Professor of philosophy/Southern Illinois University

Murphysboro, Illinois
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Randall Auxier

Professor of philosophy/Southern Illinois University
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Randall E. Auxier (born August 7, 1961) is a professor of philosophy and communication studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a musician, environmental activist, union advocate, and candidate (2018) for the United States House of Representatives, nominated by the Green Party in the 12th Congressional District of Illinois. He is a radio host for WDBX Carbondale since 2001, a widely read author of popular philosophy, and also a co-founder and co-director of the AIPCT (The American Institute for Philosophical and Cultural Thought). Born in Leitchfield, Kentucky, Auxier is the younger of two children, the son of a veterinarian, Charles David Auxier (1931-) and a professional church musician, Eileen Gunter Auxier (1933-2016). Educated in the public schools of Memphis, Tennessee, he grew up during and was deeply affected by, the civil rights movement. He was one of the many students who were bused to integrated schools by court orders that resulted from Brown v. Board of Education. Auxier was in first grade when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and the event had a continual impact on him and the region he lived in. In philosophy, Auxier specializes in classical American thought, process metaphysics and theology, intensive logics, aesthetics, philosophical anthropology, and the philosophy of culture, of science, of religion, and of education. He teaches and writes on Giambattista Vico, Immanuel Kant, Georg Hegel, J.J. Bachofen, Charles Peirce, Henri Bergson, Josiah Royce, William James, John Dewey, Alfred North Whitehead, Ernst Cassirer, Susanne Langer, Charles Hartshorne, Jaakko Hintikka, Arthur Danto, and Umberto Eco.

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Experience

Education

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Emory University at Atlanta
PhD Philosophy
1992
University of Memphis
MA Philosophy
1988
University of Memphis
Graduated Philosophy/Criminal Justice
1986

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Co-Editor
Book Series, State University Press of New York
Current
Deputy Chief Editor
Eidos
Current
Professor
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
2000 - Current
Professor
Oklahoma City University
1992 - 2000

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Member
Illinois Education Association
Current

Campaign Funding

2018
20
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$14,979
Total Raised
$16,656
Total Spent
-$5
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