College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Faculty Bio

Maker, William A.

Maker, William A.

Position
Department Chair and Professor of Philosophy

Contact
Office: 126D Hardin Hall
Phone: 864-656-5365
Email: makerw@clemson.edu

Education
Ph.D., The Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York City

Dr. Maker has been at Clemson since 1979, after having received his Ph.D from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York City in 1978. He was an undergraduate philosophy major at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and also studied philosophy at the University of Freiburg and the University of Braunschweig in Germany. His specialty is 19th and 20th century German philosophy, in particular Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche. Many of his publications have focused on the relevance of Hegel's philosophy for a host of contemporary philosophical and practical discussions. He has published Philosophy Without Foundations and has edited collections of essays on Hegel on Economics and Freedom and Hegel and Aesthetics. He regularly teaches Science and Values, 19th Century Philosophy, and a seminar on Nietzsche. His latest non-philosophical pursuit is getting a 1937 Harley flathead chopper on the road.