Sewanee and Yale Collaborations
Professor of Philosophy; Director, Office of Community Engagement; Director, Community Engaged Learning
B.A., Kenyon College; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Professor Peterman's work has focused on the ethics including the thinking of Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, Aristotle, Hauerwas, Confucius, and Zhuangzi. He is author of Philosophy as Therapy: An Interpretation and Defense of Wittgenstein's Later Philosophical Project. He has served on the Medical Ethics Committee at Chattanooga's Erlanger Hospital and the Alexian Brother's Pace program, an assisted living and care program for the elderly.
Professor Peterman was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for 2007-2008 to study classical Chinese and work on a manuscript (Whose Tradition? Which Rationality?: Confucius and Wittgenstein on Moral Practice and Reflection).
Professor Peterman was named as the first faculty director of Sewanee's Community Engaged Learning Program, which is part of the nationwide Bonner Network supporting service learning. He is also director of Sewanee's Office of Community Engagement.