Laurence Winters

Laurence Winters

Senior Lecturer in Humanities,
Department of Literature, Languages, Writing, and Humanities

Contact Information


  • Symbolic Logic
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Current Moral and Social Issues
  • Ecological Ethics and Value
  • Political and Social Philosophy
  • Sustainability
  • Ethics and Political Affairs


  • History and philosophy of science and technology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • 16th and 17th-century philosophy
  • Social Philosophy
  • Deep Ecology


  • BA with honors, Philosophy and Religion, Boston University
  • MA, Philosophy and Anthropology, McGill University
  • PhD, Philosophy and Sociology, New School University

Academic Profile

Teaching is my profession and my very great pleasure. Philosophy should not aim at reconciliation or comfortable quietude, it should aim at the overturning of cherished beliefs and knowledge. A successful philosophy class should leave the student alert and, perhaps, confused. And, of course, wanting more.

Always, in my teaching and research, I try to show excitement and fun plus a personal joy in learning and sharing.

During my long career as a teacher and academic administrator, I have committed myself to my students and to their very best future selves. While our moral journey is ours alone, we can invite others to see where we have come from and where we are going–our successes and our failures.

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