William McBride

William McBride

Arthur G. Hansen Distinguished Professor // Philosophy

Arthur G. Hansen Distinguished Professor // SIS // Philosophy and Literature

Arthur G. Hansen Distinguished Professor // SIS

PhD, Yale University


Office Information

Office: BRNG 7101
Office Phone: (765) 494-4285
Office Fax: (765) 496-1616
E-mail: wmcbride@purdue.edu


Social Political Philosophy, Legal Philosophy, Continental European Philosophy

Selected Publications


From Yugoslav Praxis to Global Pathos: Anti-Hegemonic Post-Post-Marxist Essays. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.Philosophical Reflections on the Changes in Eastern Europe. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999.Social and Political Philosophy. New York: Paragon House, 1994.Sartre’s Political Theory. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991.The Philosophy of Marx. London: Hutchinson University Library, 1977.

Edited Books

Social and Political Philosophy (Vol. 2 of the Proceedings of the XXI World Congress of Philosophy). Ankara: Philosophical Society of Turkey, 2006.Sartre and Existentialism, in 8 volumes. Hamden, CT: Garland, 1997.


 “Borders Crossed, and Some of Those Who Have Crossed Them,” Hypatia 28, 2 (spring 2013), pp. 404-409. “Las formas de la violencia en el mundo actual. Entre Distintos Tipos de Violencia,” dialéctica(Mexico) 37, no. 45-46 (julio-diciembre 2013), pp. 9-18. “Existential Philosophy and the Good Life,” for Pensare il senso: Perché la filosofia, ed. D. De Leo (Festschrift for Giovanni Invitto), Mimesis, 2014, pp. 385-90. Articles on Rawls (pp. 384-85) and Sartre (p. 408), for Global Studies Encyclopedia Dictionary(Russia), ed. Chumakov, Mazour, and Gay, Rodopi, 2014. “The Philosophical Quest for Perfect Justice,” in International Dialogue: In Search of Harmony in Diversity, ed. E. Demenchonok, Cambridge Scholars, 2014, pp. 255-269.

Selected Honors

Immediate Past President, International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP, 2008).

Past President, North American Society for Social Philosophy (2000-2005).

Member, Editorial Board, Library of Living Philosophers.

Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques (France).Fulbright Fellowships (France, 1959-1960; Bulgaria, fall 1997).

Work in Progress

"Permanent Deviation: Understanding Our Place in History with the Aid of Sartre’s Critique, Volume Two”, forthcoming in Philosophy Compass (online publication)Book: The Globalization of Philosophy

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