Marco Altamirano

Marco Altamirano


Ph.D.: Purdue University, 2012

Phone: (225) 578-2638
Office: 316 Coates


Marco Altamirano received his PhD in Philosophy from Purdue University in 2012, the same year he started teaching at LSU.


Areas of Interest

Dr. Altamirano's training in philosophy was largely historical, focusing on ancient, early modern, 19th and 20th century Continental philosophy. His current research pursues questions concerning technology, society, nature, and time. His book, The Clock and the Cogito: Time, Nature, and Technology, is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press.

Courses Offered:

  • PHIL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 2020 Ethics
  • PHIL 4002 Philosophy of Film


Awards and Honors

  • Purdue Research Foundation Dissertation Grant, 2011-2012
  • Purdue Graduate School Summer Research Grant, 2011
  • Lynn Fellowship, Purdue University, 2007-2011
  • Lonergan Fellowship, Boston College, 2004-2006


Selected Publications


  • The Clock and the Cogito: Time, Nature, and Technology. Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming) 

Articles in Journals

  • "Idea, Simulacrum, and the Problem of Rivalry: Deleuze and the Reversal of Platonism," (under revision for Deleuze Studies)
  • "Three Concepts for Crossing the Nature-Artifice Divide: Technology, Milieu, and Machine." Foucault Studies, no. 17, Spring (2014). 

Articles in Edited Volumes

  • "Deleuze's Concept of Desire," in Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism. (New York: Continuum, 2014). Ed. Paul Ardoin and Laci Mattison.