James M. Lawler

Associate Professor
PhD, Chicago

Contact Information:

131 Park Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0141
Email: jlawler@buffalo.edu

Personal Website:  James M. Lawler
Academia.edu: James M. Lawler

Dr. Lawler.

Areas of Specialization and Current Research

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


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