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Firmin DeBrabander, PhD

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Firmin DeBrabander studied Philosophy at Boston College and the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, and received his Ph.D. in the field from Emory University in 2002. He has taught at MICA since 2005, and served as chair of the Humanistic Studies department from 2009 until 2012. His specialties include the History of Western Philosophy, Ethics, Political Theory, and Environmental Ethics. He also teaches courses on Media Ethics, Economic Theory, Eastern Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and Medical Ethics. In 2007, he published a book entitled Spinoza and the Stoics (Continuum). He has published academic articles in journals such as History of Philosophy Quarterly, International Philosophy Quarterly, and in a volume issued by Cambridge University Press entitled Stoicism: Traditions and Transformations. More recently, he has written social and political editorials for the Baltimore Sun, Counterpunch and Common Dreams. He has organized several symposia in honor of Constitution Day at the college, including such speakers as John Waters, Helen Thomas, Angela Davis, Ralph Nader, Jesse Jackson, Amy Goodman, Andrew Sullivan, and Cornel West.

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Recent Books and Publications

Stoicism Traditions and Transformation (book cover)
Stoicism: Traditions and Transformations.
Cambridge University Press, 2004.

The Stone REader (cover)
The Stone Reader: Modern Philosophy in 133 Arguments
. Liveright, 2015.

Do Guns Make Us Safer (cover)
Do Guns Make Us Free? Democracy and the Armed Society
. Yale University Press, 2015.

Spinoza and the Greeks (cover)
Spinoza and the Stoics
. Bloomsbury, 2010

This page was last updated on 07/03/2017.

Book Reviews

Do Guns Make Us Free? Democracy and the Armed Society

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