David Skrbina (born June 11, 1960) is an American activist and philosopher, a pioneer of ecophilosophy. He stood for the office of Lieutenant Governor for the U.S. state of Michigan as the Green Party candidate in 2006, as the running mate of Douglas Campbell.
Skrbina was born and raised in the Detroit area. In 1993 he received his master’s degree in mathematics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After several years experience as a management consultant, he attended the University of Bath gaining a doctorate in philosophy there in 2001. He is currently a professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan's Dearborn campus.
He has developed an ecologically-centered worldview encompassing ethics, metaphysics, and cosmology. He is Deputy Director of the Eco-Philosophy Center. He has been active in the University of Michigan calling for divestment from Israel.
Skrbina published his first book, Panpsychism in the West (ISBN 0-262-19522-4), in 2005. Addressing the themes of historical acceptance of panpsychism, its treatment in contemporary scientific and academic discussions, and the ethical implications of panpsychism, the book was well received by critics.
Skrbina's newest book is an anthology of panpsychist writings, Mind That Abides: Panpsychism in the New Millennium (Benjamins, 2009).
- Faculty Perspective: On the Question of Divestment from Israel/Palestine.
- "Participation, Organization, and Mind: Toward a Participatory Worldview", Doctoral Thesis, Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice, School of Management, University of Bath: England, 2001.
- "Panpsychism as an Underlying Theme in Western Philosophy: A Survey Paper" in Journal of Consciousness Studies Volume 10, No. 3, March 2003.
- Panpsychism in the West (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005), ISBN 0-262-19522-4.
- "A Revolutionary for our Times." Published as Introduction to Technological Slavery: The Collected Writings of Theodore J. Kaczynski, a.k.a. The Unabomber (Port Townswend, WA: Feral House 2010), ISBN 1-932595-80-5
- U of M-Dearborn student government demands divestment from Israel
- Review at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
- Review at Metapsychology Online Reviews.
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