Associate Professor of Philosophy
Chair, Philosophy Department
A.S., Portland Community College
B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook
M.A., Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
American philosophy, George Santayana, John Dewey, social and political philosophy, philosophy of education and culture.
Under Any Sky: Contemporary Readings of George Santayana. Co-edited, authored with Krzysztof Piotr Skowroñski. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.
Santayana's Critique of Modern Philosophy and Its Application to the Work of Nietzsche. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society. Vol. 42, No. 2, Spring 2006: 266-278.
The Demanding Community: Politicization of the Individual after Dewey Education and Culture. Vol. 22, No. 1, 2006: Article 5.
B.A., University of Guelph
M.A., University of Guelph
Ph.D., Indiana University
Dr. Stephen Hicks is professor and chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Rockford College. He is also the director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship.
He is the author of two books. His Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault was published in 2004 by Scholargy Publishing. He is also the co-editor of Readings for Logical Analysis (W. W. Norton, 1998), now in its second edition. He has published widely in academic journals as well as The Wall Street Journal, The Baltimore Sun, and Reader's Digest.
His latest project—a DVD documentary entitled Nietzsche and the Nazis—was published in 2006 by Ockham’s Razor Publishing.
He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Guelph, in Canada, and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana University. Most of his graduate work was in logic and philosophy of science.
He has been a visiting professor of business ethics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., a visiting fellow at the Social Philosophy & Policy Center in Bowling Green, Ohio, and senior fellow at The Objectivist Center in New York.
B.A., Tufts University
M.A., Arizona State University
Ph.D., Arizona State University
Office: Lang 114
Personal Web site
"Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Sport, Classical Philosophy, Pop Culture and Philosophy."
Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts. (Open Court, 2004) Co-editor and contributor.
Review of Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist by Tara Smith. (The New Individualist, October 2007)
Review of Norms of Liberty: A Perfectionist Basis for Non-perfectionist Politics (The Independent Review, Winter 2007)