Prof. William Lewis

William Lewis
Associate Professor

On Sabbatical 2013-2014

Office:  Ladd 216 
Phone:  (518) 580-5402

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Skidmore College, Cum Laude

Teaching and Research Interests: 

Social & Political Philosophy, American Pragmatism, Marxism, Ethics, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Philosophy of Race and Gender, Environmental Philosophy

Published Works


“Althusser on Laws Natural and Juridical.” In Laurent de Sutter ed.
Althusser and Law (Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers Series). 
Abingdon & New York: Routledge, Forthcoming Fall 2012.

“Evolutionary Psychology in the Service of Moral Psychology: A
Possible Future for Ethics.” 
Journal of Speculative Philosophy Vol. 25, No. 1 (2011):  48-63.

"Louis Althusser." The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2009 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.)

“War, Manipulation of Consent, and Deliberative Democracy.” Journal of Speculative Philosophy Vol. 22: No. 4. (2009): 266-277. Invited.

“Concrete Analysis and Pragmatic Social Theory (Notes Towards an Althusserian Critical Theory).” International Studies in Philosophy Vol. 39. No. 2 (Spring 2007): 97-116.

Editorial Introduction to Louis Althusser’s ‘Letter to the Central Committee of the PCF,Louis Althusser and the Traditions of French Marxism
18 March, 1966’.” Historical Materialism Vol. 15, No. 2 (2007): 133-152.

Louis Althusser and the Traditions of French Marxism Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, October 2005
“The Under-theorization of Overdetermination in Hegemony and Socialist Strategy.”
Borderlands e-journal Vol. 4, No. 2 (Winter 2005).


"Louis Althusser", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta (ed.).

"Separating Racist Science from Racial Science, a Methodological Proposal."

"What Can a Dead French Marxist Tell us About Scientific Knowledge? or: Why read Lefebvre's Methodologies des Sciences?"

"What Makes Social Theory Critical?: A Defense of Historical Materialist Assumptions in Social Scientific Research."







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