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educator , Philosopher

Rodney Gene Peffer, American philosopher, educator. Recipient University Professorship award, University San Diego, 1999, Distinguished Alumni award, Iowa State University, 2007.


Peffer, Rodney Gene was born on September 20, 1952 in Battle Creek, Iowa, United States. Son of Harold Eugene and Delores Arlene Peffer.


Bachelor, Iowa State University, Ames, 1975. Master of Arts, University Arizona, Tucson, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, University Arizona, Tucson, 1983.


Adjunct professor San Jose State University, California, 1980—1986. Professor University San Diego, since 1986. Visiting scholar philosophy department University Arizona, 1993.

Session organizer XIX World Congress Philosophy, Moscow, 1993, XX World Congress Philosophy, Boston, 1998, XXI World Congress Philosophy, Istanbul, Turkey, 2003, XXII World Congress Philosophy, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2008. Co-organizer Mini-Conference Global Justice & Cosmopolitanism, Pasadena, California, 2003. Visiting professor St. Clare's College, Oxford, 2003.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Marxism, Morality, and Social Justice. Musician: (music concert) Voz Alta Art Gallery. Contributor articles to professional journals, literature journals.


Steering committee member San Diego Friends Cuba, 1995—2009. President San Diego-Cuba Sister City Association, 2001—2005. Associate member Center Global Justice Center Para La Justicia Global, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 2006—2009.

Member of American Association of University Professors, International Development Ethics Association, Society Philosophical Study Marxism, North American Society Social Philosophy (pacific division co-organizer 1995-1999), Radical Philosophy Association, American Philosophical Association, Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Music, writing, poetry.


1 child David Alexander Ray.

Harold Eugene

Delores Arlene Peffer

David Alexander Ray Peffer