David Fideler has worked as an editor, college professor, educational consultant, and the director of a humanities center. He was also a contributing editor to two national magazines.
During his early twenties he studied Mediterranean religions, ancient Greek philosophy, and Christian origins at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and the History of Science and Cosmology, which focused on the relationships between science, worldview, and culture.
Through his work, he has attempted to build bridges between the world of learning and contemporary life.
At the age of twenty-four, he founded Phanes Press, with the primary aim of publishing The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library. Initially focusing on works in ancient philosophy and religions, Phanes Press went on to publish interdisciplinary works in creativity, cultural studies, ecology, and psychology. He has also edited five volumes of a humanities journal published in book form, Alexandria: Cosmology, Philosophy, Myth, and Culture. Phanes Press published over fifty books before being sold in 2004.
A recognized authority on the Pythagorean school, Fideler contributed encyclopedia articles on Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism to Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism and The New Dictionary of the History of Ideas.
Drawing on the history of Western thought and our most recent scientific discoveries, David‘s new book, The Soul of the World, is the only book to look at the entire trajectory of Western thought from the perspective of living nature — and what it means to have a living relationship with the world.
Communications, Publishing, and Consulting Work
He is also the owner of Concord Editorial and Design, which provides design, production, and book packaging services for university presses and trade publishers.