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William Clare Roberts

Assistant professor, department of Political Science, at McGill University.

Postes occupés

2013-2014 Chercheur-e invité-e,
2013-2014 Chercheur-e associé-e,
2014-2015 à aujourd'hui Membre régulier-ère,


William Clare Roberts is assistant professor, department of Political Science, at McGill University.He studies the history of political thought: Marx and Marxism, ancient Greek political philosophy (especially Aristotle), classical political economy, Heidegger and his students. In contemporary ethical and political thought, he is interested in republicanism, moral particularism, institutionalism and non-ideal theory. He also studies social theory and philosophy of the social sciences, especially social ontology, institutional economics, prudential rationality.

Recent publications

Journal Articles:

Book Chapters:

  • “Feuerbach and the Left and Right Hegelians.” In The History of Continental Philosophy, Volume Two: The Revolutionary Responses to the Existing Order (1840-1900), edited by Daniel W. Conway, general editor Alan D. Schrift. Stocksfield, UK: Acumen, 2010, 17-34.
  • “Abstraction and Productivity: Structures of Intentionality and Action in Marx’s Capital.” In Marx and Contemporary Philosophy, edited by Andrew Chitty and Martin McIvor. Harmondsworth, UK: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009, 188-203.
  • “The Origin of Political Economy and the Descent of Marx.” In Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion: A Critique of Rational Choice. Edited by Warren S. Goldstein. Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2006, 31-58.  (Paperback edition, Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2009.)

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