John Pittman
Associate Professor
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NB 8.63.18

PhD   The City University of New York
MA   The City University of New York
BA  The City College of New York


My scholarly interests are quite broad; my philosophical orientation could be termed historical and humanist.  I enjoy teaching in the Justice Studies program and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program (formerly Thematic Studies), as well as in the Department of Philosophy.  My publications have been on African American philosophy and Marxism. An anthology, African-American Perspectives and Philosophical Traditions appeared in 1997. The Blackwell Companion to African-American Philosophy, coedited with Professor Tommy Lott, appeared in 2003. I'm a CUNY PhD, awarded in 1989 for a dissertation on Marx's Capital and Ethical Theory. Before that I did a BA at City College in math (I started in physics, but balked at the lab work).  I attended the Fiorello LaGuardia High School when it was just 'Music & Art,' perched atop Harlem at 135th street. My mother is proud of my public education; so am I.