Department of Sociology
Treleaven House
Kenyon College
Room 202
Gambier,  Ohio   43022
USA

 
Telephone:   Office:  (740) 427-5849     Home:  (740) 427-2999
Department Office Manager:  (740) 427-5855 (morning)
 (740) 427-5809 (afternoon)
Email:   McCarthy@Kenyon.edu
Fax:  (740) 427-5815




EARLY BOOKS



                                                     


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RECENT BOOKS



                                   



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FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS




Chinese Translation
of

Marx and the Ancients







PROF. GEORGE E. MCCARTHY

 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
DISTINGUISHED TEACHING PROFESSOR
OF SOCIOLOGY

 KENYON COLLEGE

 
 

BIOGRAPHY


Professor George E. McCarthy teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century European philosophy, classical and contemporary social theory, ethics and social justice, philosophy and sociology of science, and political economy at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research. He has been a DAAD Research Fellow (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität (University of Frankfurt) and the Institut für Sozialforschung in Frankfurt am Main. He has also been a guest research professor at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politische Wissenschaft at the University of Munich, the Katholische Sozialwissenschaftliche Zentralstelle in Mönchengladbach, and the department of Philosophie und Erziehungswissenschaft-Humanwissenschaften at the Gesamthochschule, University of Kassel, Germany. In 1994-95, he was a Senior Fulbright Research Fellow in Germany. In the spring of 2000 he received the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professorship in Sociology at Kenyon College. More recently, he has been the recipient of a twelve-month National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship (2006-2007) for his project, "Aristotle and Kant in Classical Social Theory," which examined the relationship between nineteenth-century European social theory and Greek and German philosophy. His main educational goals are: (1) to investigate the philosophical foundations of nineteenth- and twentieth-century European social theory with a special focus on the integration of the Ancients and the Moderns; (2) to help rediscover the nature of sociology as an empirical/historical and practical/ethical science; and (3) to reintegrate Philosophy, History, and Political Economy back into Critical Social Theory.
 



EDUCATION


1964-1968 
Manhattan College
Riverdale, New York  10471
B.A. in Philosophy, honors
June 1968

1969-1972 
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts  02467
M.A. in Philosophy, August 1969
Ph.D. in Philosophy, June 1972
Dissertation: The Social Anthropology of Hegel and Marx
 
 

1971-1979 
Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science
The New School for Social Research
(The New School)
New York, New York  10003
M.A. in Sociology, June 1973
Ph.D. in Sociology, June 1979
Dissertation: Systems Theory and the Engineering of Utopia:
Urban Technology and Planning in the Post-Industrial City

 
 


PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS


Marx's Critique of Science and Positivism:
The Methodological Foundations of Political Economy

(Dordrecht, Holland: Kluwer Academic Publications, 1988).
 

Marx and the Ancients:
Classical Ethics, Social Justice, and Nineteenth-Century Political Economy

(Savage, Maryland; London, England: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1990).

Marx and the Ancients
Chinese translation
Ma-ke-si yu Gu Ren:
Gudian Lunli, Shehui Zhengyi, yu 19 Shiji de Zhengzhi Jingzi xue
,
trans. by Wennan Wang,
part of the series “Marx and the Western Tradition,” ed. by Liu Forest
(Shanghai, China: East China Normal University Press, 2011).
 

Eclipse of Justice:
Ethics, Economics, and the Lost Traditions of American Catholicism
,
with Royal Rhodes (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1992).

Eclipse of Justice:
Ethics, Economics, and the Lost Traditions of American Catholicism

with Royal Rhodes (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2009),
new paperback edition.
 

Marx and Aristotle:
Nineteenth-Century German Social Theory and Classical Antiquity
,
edited collection of essays (Savage, Maryland; London, England: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1992).
 

Dialectics and Decadence:
Echoes of Antiquity in Marx and Nietzsche

(Lanham, Maryland; London, England: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1994).
 

Romancing Antiquity:
German Critique of the Enlightenment from Weber to Habermas

(Lanham, Maryland; Oxford, England: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1997).
 

Objectivity and the Silence of Reason:
Weber, Habermas, and the Methodological Disputes in German Sociology

(New Brunswick, New Jersey; London, England: Transaction Publishers, 2001).
 

Classical Horizons:
The Origins of Sociology in Ancient Greece

(Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 2003).
 

Dreams in Exile:
Rediscovering Science and Ethics in Nineteenth-Century Social Theory

(Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 2009).
 

Justice Beyond Heaven:
Natural Law and Economic Democracy in U.S., German, and Irish Catholic Social Thought

with Royal Rhodes (Amherst, New York: Humanity Books, forthcoming 2012).
   

Marx and Social Justice:
Ethics and Natural Law in Political Economy

(work in progress).
 

Shadows of the Enlightenment:
Toward a Critical Theory of Ecology and Social Justice

(work in progress).
 

 
 



 COURSES AT KENYON COLLEGE


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the syllabus, course description, and required readings for each course)



Socy 102                     Social Dreamers:
          Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud
      (Introductory Sociology Course)
Socy 222           State and Political Economy:
           Profits and Poverty in the
                  Welfare State
Socy 234       Communitarianism and Social
                      Democracy
Socy 242                  Science and Society:
    Crisis of the Enlightenment and the                                   Environment
    (Environmental Studies Program)
Socy 243                     Social Justice:
  The Ancient and Modern Traditions
Socy 248          Modernity and the Ancients
Socy 324       Natural Law and Natural Rights
                         Theory
Socy 360                 Kant, Hegel, and
           Modern Social Theory
Socy 361             Classical Social Theory:
      Marx, Weber, and Durkheim
Socy 362         Contemporary Social Theory
Socy 461              German Social Theory:
          From Freud to Habermas
Socy 474                Western Marxism:
            Critical Theory of the
               Frankfurt School
National Endowment for the Humanities Project         Democracy and Social Justice:
              Ancient and Modern


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