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Peter J. Hadreas

Hadreas, Peter J.

Dept Chair,  Philosophy

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Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-4470

Office Hours
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1 to 3.



  • Doctor of Philosophy. Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, 1975


I have a B. A. in Music and a Ph. D. in Philosophy, both from U. C. Berkeley. I started teaching in the Philosophy Department at San Jose State University in 1986. Before that time I worked several years playing jazz piano in New York City while teaching philosophy part-time at the New School for Social Research. I have published two books and many articles. One book is on the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, a second is a phenomenological treatment of love and hate. Journal articles are on topics in Aristotelian philosophy, phenomenology, philosophy of music, deconstruction and the philosophy of economics. I count myself very lucky indeed because I've been able to work all of my life in fields that I love. I thank San Jose State and its students for currently allowing me to do so.