William L.Mcbride



Е-mail: wmcbride@purdue.edu

Scopus ID: 16496418800


Arthur G. Hansen Distinguished Professor; Director, Philosophy & Literature

PhD, Yale University,Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University (Indiana, USA)

Selected Honors

  • President, International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP, 2008-2013).
  • Past President, North American Society for Social Philosophy (2000-2005).
  • Co-founder of the North American Sartre Society.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Library of Living Philosophers.
  • Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques (France).Fulbright Fellowships (France, 1959-1960; Bulgaria, fall 1997).

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.


  • “Marx: The Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844.” In The Classics of Western Philosophy, eds. Gracia, Reichenberg and Schumacher, 293-298. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.
  • “Rawls’s  Law of Peoples and the New World Order.” In Democracy in a Global World: Human Rights and Political Participation in the 21st Century, ed. D. Chatterjee, 187-199. London, etc.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008.
  • “German Philosophy, Influence of.” In American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia, eds. J. Lachs and R. Talisse, 322-328.  2008.
  • “John Wild, Phenomenology in America, and the Origins of SPEP,” in Continental PhilosophyReview 44. 3 (August 2011),  pp. 281-284.
  • “Regression in History: Where Are We Now?”, Journal of East-West Thought 1, 1 (December 2011), pp. 41-52.
  • “The Challenge of Existentialism, Then and Now”, Journal of Speculative Philosophy 26, 2 (2012),   pp. 255-260.
  • “The Teaching of Social and Political Philosophy as Seen from Western and Non-Western Perspectives”, Philosophia osviti (Ukraine) 11, 1-2 (2012), pp. 8-16.
  • “Borders Crossed, and Some of Those Who Have Crossed Them,” Hypatia 28, 2 (spring 2013), pp.404-409.

5 chapters in books:

  • “Europe: A View from an Insecure North American Homeland,” in The Addressees of the EU Internal and External Policy: De Jure and De Facto,” ed. A. Gungov and K. Mamdani, Sofia, St. Kliment Ohridski University Press, 2011, pp. 9-20.
  • “Existentialism as a Cultural Movement,” in The Cambridge Companion to Existentialism, ed. S. Crowell, Cambridge, 2012, pp. 50-69.
  • “Father Berrigan and the Marxist-Communist ‘Menace’,” in Faith, Resistance, and the Future, ed. J. L. Marsh and A. J. Brown, Fordham U.P., 2012, pp. 49-56.
  • Préface à Esthétique de la Réflexivité: Essai sur la dimension interculturelle de l’anthropologie   existentielle de J.-P. Sartre , par Nke Fridolin, Saarbrücken, Éditions Universitaires Européennes, 2012, pp. 11-16.
  • “Beauvoir and Marx,” in Beauvoir and Western Thought from Plato to Butler, ed. S. Mussett and W. Wilkerson, Albany, SUNY Press, 2012, pp. 91-102.


Article published in Ukraine:

     “Integration into What? The International Arena in Mid-2007,” in Нова Парадигма, №  65, 1 (2007), pp. 32-39.

     “Викладання соціальної та політичної філософії з точки зору західної і незахідної перспектив” in Філософія освіти, Philosophy of Education, №1/2 (2011), рр. 9-16. www.philosopheducation.com       

    “Sartre аnd America”, in  Філософія освіти, Philosophy of Education, №2 (2017), рр. 265-275. www.philosopheducation.com