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Maker, William A.

Maker, William A.

Professor of Philosophy

Office: 212 Hardin
Phone: 864-656-7907 x18

Ph.D., The New School for Social Research

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 seminars on 19th and 20th Century Philosophy.