Skye C. Cleary PhD MBA is a philosopher and author of How to Be Authentic: Simone de Beauvoir and the Quest for Fulfillment (St Martin’s Press / Ebury 2022), Existentialism and Romantic Love (Palgrave Macmillan 2015) and co-editor of How to Live a Good Life (Vintage 2020).
She was a MacDowell Fellow (2021), awarded the 2021 Stanford Calderwood Fellowship, and won a New Philosopher magazine Writers’ Award (2017).
She is former Editor-in-Chief of the American Philosophical Association’s 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 Conversation, Business Insider, New Republic, and others. In 2021, she was a MacDowell Fellow. In 2017, she won the New Philosopher Writers’ Award. A selection of her writing can be found here. She was also a one-time philosophical DJ and her existential playlist can be found here.
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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