James M. Lawler

PhD

James M. Lawler.

James M. Lawler

PhD

James M. Lawler

PhD

Associate Professor

Areas of Specialization

History of Modern Western Philosophy; Kant, Hegel, Marx, Sartre, Baudrillard; Philosophy and Popular Culture

Contact Information

126 Park Hall

UB North Campus

Buffalo NY, 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0141

Fax: (716) 645-6139

jlawler@buffalo.edu

Education

PhD, Chicago

Areas of Specialization and Current Research

History of Modern Western Philosophy; Kant, Hegel, Marx, Sartre, Baudrillard; Philosophy and Popular Culture

Courses

  • 19th Century Philosophy: From Kant to Nietzsche
  • Pop Culture and Philosophy
  • Kant' Ethics (graduate level)
  • Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (graduate level)

Selected Publications

  • The Intelligible World: Metaphysical Revolution in the Genesis of Kant's Theory of Morality (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013)   
  • The God Tube: Uncovering the Hidden Spiritual Message in Pop Culture (Open Court Publishers, 2010)
  • Matter and Spirit: the Battle of Metaphysics in Modern Western Philosophy before Kant (University of Rochester Press, 2006)
  • Market Socialism: the Debate among Socialists (one of four participants in three-part debate, edited by Bertell Ollman, Routledge, 1998)   
  • The Existentialist Marxism of Jean-Paul Sartre (Grűner, Amsterdam, 1976)