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

 
Telephone:  
Office:  (740) 427-5849    
Department Office Manager: 
 (740) 427-5855 (morning)
 (740) 427-5809 (afternoon)
Email:   McCarthy@Kenyon.edu
Fax:  (740) 427-
Website Address:
http://personal.kenyon.edu/mccarthy/





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LATEST BOOK




                                   

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                                                                               by Devin S. McCarthy

<Greek goddess of justice, Dike,
balancing and integrating the Ancients and the Moderns
as the classical inspiration and creative vision of Karl Marx



150th anniversary of Marx's Capital (2017) and
200th anniversary of Marx's birth (2018)


http://www.brill.com/products/book/marx-and-social-justice






ANNIVERSARY REISSUE
&
NEW PAPERBACK EDITIONS



                                   

2018                                                2019







FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS




Chinese Translation
of

Marx and the Ancients:
Classical Ethics, Social Justice, and
Nineteenth-Century Political Economy
Makesi yu gu ren:
gu dian lun li xue, she hui zheng yi he
19 shi ji zheng zhi jing ji xue
(2011)





Japanese Translation
of

Classical Horizons:
The Origins of Sociology
in Ancient Greece
Kodai girishia to shakaigaku:
marukusu veba dyurukemu
(2017)





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 a B.A. in philosophy from Manhattan College (1968), an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College (1972), and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research (1979).

           McCarthy 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 1994-1995, 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 (ancient Hebrews, Hellenes, and Hellenists) and the Moderns (German Romantics, Idealists, Historians, and Critical Materialists); (2) to help rediscover the nature of sociology as an empirical/historical and practical/ethical science; (3) to reintegrate Philosophy, History, and Political Economy back into a Critical Social Theory; (4) to expand the nature of 'social science' beyond traditional quantitative and qualitative methods to include the full range of critical social science, including interpretive and hermeneutical science (verstehende Soziologie), cultural science (Kulturwissenschaft), historical science (Geschichtswissenschaft or sociology of social institutions and structures), historical materialism (political economy), dialectical or critical science (immanent critic of the values, logic, and dialectic of capital), and depth hermeneutics (neo-Freudian analysis), while rejecting the methodology of the natural sciences (positivism, empiricism, and naturalism); and (5) to develop social theory into the foundations of a comprehensive, ethical, and critical theory of Social Justice (Geisteswissenschaft), that is, to rewrite Aristotle's major works Nicomachean Ethics (Philosophy: happiness and the good life of moral and intellectual virtue from courage, moderation, and wisdom to friendship and citizenship) and The Politics (Sociology: institutions and structures of a moral economy and political democracy) for the modern age. This rewrite will take the form of joining together Ethics, Social Theory, and Social Justice. The main academic goal behind these five points is to reintegrate Philosophy and Sociology, Ethics and Social Theory, Virtue & Natural Law and Political & Economic Democracy, and Social Justice and Social Science, thereby creating a discipline with Heart (Herz: ethics and virtue) and Spirit (Geist: politics, reason, social institutions, and empirical/historical research).

 






EDUCATION


1964-1968  
Manhattan College
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, New York  10471
B.A. in Philosophy, honors
June 1968

1968-1972  
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

Summer 1972  
U. S. Department of Justice
United States District Court
Southern District of New York
Foley Square, Manhattan, NY 10007
Indictment, Arrest Warrant, and Federal Trial
for Resistance to Vietnam War and Draft Evasion
Felony Indictment: Failure to Report for Armed Services Induction

Summer 1973  
Goethe Institute in Language Study
Blaubeuren, Baden-Württemberg, near Ulm
(2 months)
Brannenburg-Degerndorf, Bavaria, near Munich
(2 months)
West Germany
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
(DAAD) Language Fellowship

1973-1975  
Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität
Universität Frankfurt am Main
Institut für Sozialforschung
(The Frankfurt School of Critical Theory)
Bockenheim, Frankfurt am Main, West Germany
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Research Fellowship (DAAD)
in Philosophy and Sociology

1971-1979  
Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science
The New School for Social Research
66 West 12th Street
New York, New York  10011
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' 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
Makesi yu gu ren:
gu dian lun li xue, she hui zheng yi he 19 shi ji zheng zhi jing ji xue

translated by Wennan Wang
“Marx and the Western Tradition Series”
edited 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 W. Rhodes
(Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1992)

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

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

Marx and Aristotle:
Nineteenth-Century German Social Theory and Classical Antiquity

collection of essays
edited by George E. McCarthy
"Perspectives on Classical Political and Social Thought Series"
(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

“Choice Outstanding Academic Title” Award, January 2004
(Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 2003)

Classical Horizons:
The Origins of Sociology in Ancient Greece

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
(Princeton, NJ: Audiobook on CD, 2003)

Classical Horizons:
The Origins of Sociology in Ancient Greece

Japanese translation
Kodai girishia to shakaigaku:
marukusu veba dyurukemu

(Japanese title)
Ancient Greece and Sociology:
Marx, Weber, and Durkheim
translated by Tatsuo Higuchi & Daisuke Tagami
(Tokyo, Japan: Shogakusya Publishers, 2017)
 

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

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

Marx and Social Justice:
Ethics and Natural Law in the Critique of Political Economy

"The Historical Materialism Book Series 147"
(Leiden, The Netherlands; Boston, Massachusetts
Brill Publishers, hardcover)
2018
(Chicago, Illinois: Haymarket Books, paperback)
2019

 

Nature and the Shadows of Reason:
Critical Theory of Science, Technology, and Ecological Justice

(work in progress)
 

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

co-authored with Royal W. Rhodes
(Amherst, New York: Humanity Books, forthcoming)
 

Classical Antiquity and Social Theory:
The Greek Inspiration for Marx, Weber, and Durkheim

edited collection of essays
(future project)
 

Existentialism and Classical Social Theory:
The Foundations of Sociology in the Crisis of Meaning

(future project)
 




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 COURSES AT KENYON COLLEGE


(Click on the blue course number in the left-hand column for more information about
 the syllabus, course description, required readings, and audio recordings 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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MANY OF THE COURSES LISTED ABOVE ARE ON DIGITAL
AUDIO AND VIDEO EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES







 PICTURE ALBUM




 

Montage of
Ancient Corinth and Athens
Greece




 


 


Palme House
Gambier, Ohio




 


 


Acropolis and Parthenon
Athens, Greece







   

"Dancing Star" & Friend
Eugene, Oregon






 


"Classical Dreams & Ancient Inspiration
for
Social Justice"

Acropolis and Parthenon
Athens, Greece







   


"Classical Impressions of Beauty"


E. D. S., April 2015
and
D. S. M., December 2004






WEBSITE ADDRESS


http://personal.kenyon.edu/mccarthy/