Skye C. Cleary

Skye C. Cleary PhD MBA is a philosopher and author of "Existentialism and Romantic Love" (Palgrave Macmillan 2015) and co-editor of "How to Live a Good Life". She teaches at Columbia University, Barnard College, and previously at the City University of New York, the New York Public Library, and in a prison. Skye is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Philosophical Association Blog, an advisory board member of Strategy of Mind, and a certified fellow with the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. Before philosophy, she was an international equity arbitrageur, management consultant, and Lieutenant in the Australian Army Reserves.

Her work has been published with The Paris Review, Aeon, The Times Literary Supplement, TED-Ed, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Independent, The Huffington Post, The Conversation, Business Insider, New Republic, Quartz, Letras Libras, Institute of Art & Ideas, The Philosopher's Zone on ABC Radio National, The New Philosopher, The Amorist, YourTango, Womankind, Actualise Daily and others. In July 2017, she won the New Philosopher Writers’ Award.

She has a black belt in taekwondo and loves scuba diving. She stands up for marine conservation and against palm oil. Skye misses swimming and diving in Australian water but loves New York City’s icecream and cocktails.


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