Philosophy Department

Emeritus Faculty

C. GEORGE CAFFENTZIS

EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOHY

Caffentzis received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1978. He has lectured in universities throughout the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Africa and Mexico. He has written many articles and books on social and political themes, including Clipped Coins, Abused Words and Civil Government: John Locke's Philosophy of Money and In Letter of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and the Crisis of Capitalism.   

Professor Caffentzis taught Scientific Revolutions and Critiques, Post-colonial African Philosophy and Literature, Computers=Minds?, Philosophy of Money, Philosophy in Physics, and Late Modern Philosophy.

 

WILLIAM J. GAVIN

EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Gavin received his Undergraduate degree from Fordham University in 1965. He also completed his Ph.D. at Fordham, with a Dissertation entitled "An Aesthetic Approach to the Philosophy of William James." His areas of interest in philosophy are American Philosophy, Death and Dying, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and Russian Philosophy. His most recent book is In Dewey's Wake: Unfinished Work of Pragmaticism Reconstruction. Gavin's favorite Philosopher is William James, who said "It is, in short, the re-instatement of the vague to its proper place in our mental life which I am so anxious to press on the attention" (James, The Principles of Psychology).

Courses he taught were Introduction to Philosophy: The Quest for Certainty, Philosophy of Science, Death and Dying, Ancient Philosophy, American Philosophy, and Progress, Process, or Permanence: All That is Solid Melts into Air.