Professor William McBride became a visiting scholar at IAHS for three months in early 2013. During that time, he lectured and participated in conferences in conjunction with WEIB and the Peking University Department of Philosophy. He also helped Peking University prepare to apply to host the World Congress of Philosophy.
William McBride received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is currently Arthur G. Hansen Distinguished Professor and Director, Philosophy & Literature at Purdue University. He specializes in social political philosophy, legal philosophy, and continental European philosophy. Among his many publications include, From Yugoslav Praxis to Global Pathos: Anti-Hegemonic Post-Post-Marxist Essays (2001), Social and Political Philosophy (1994), Sartre’s Political Theory (1991), and The Philosophy of Marx (1977). Prof. McBride is the President of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies and the Past President of the North American Society for Social Philosophy (2000-2005). He is currently researching the globalization of philosophy.