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William Leon McBride

Ancien président

Department of Philosophy, Purdue University, 100 N. University St., W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2098, USA. Tel: +1 (765) 494-4285, Fax: +1 (765) 496-1616, e-mail: wmcbride[at]

William Leon McBRIDE (B.A., Georgetown University, 1959; Ph.D., Yale University, 1964) is Arthur G. Hansen Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University, USA, and the Immediate Past President of FISP. He is also former President of the North American Society for Social Philosophy; co-founder and former Director of the North American Sartre Society; and past President of the Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française. He was a Fulbright Scholar in France (1959-60) and a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in Bulgaria (1997). He is currently a member of the Bureau of the International Council for Philosophy and the Human Sciences (CIPSH). He is a Chevalier in the French Ordre des Palmes Académiques. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Silver Medal from the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences for Outstanding Contribution to Philosophy by a Foreign Philosopher. He has authored, edited, and co-edited 19 books – among them Sartre’s Political Theory, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophical Reflections on the Changes in Eastern Europe, From Yugoslav Praxis to Global Pathos: Anti-Hegemonic Post-Post-Marxist Essays, and an 8-volume edited collection, Sartre and Existentialism – and published well over 250 journal articles, book chapters, and reviews. His early work, The Philosophy of Marx, was recently republished. 

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