Dr. Lawrence Thomas
"Finding Strength in a Fragile World"
Professor of Philosophy and Political Science
Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
Dr. Laurence Thomas is a professor of philosophy and political science at the Maxwell School.
He is the author of over fifty articles and several books. He has research interests in
the areas of political philosophy, including conceptualizing the motivational structure
of moral and political behavior and identifying ways in which the self-identity
of individuals is formed and maintained. His articles on philosophy
and on American Blacks and Jews have been widely anthologized. He teaches
courses on American Slavery and the Holocaust and Political Theory.
He was named the Syracuse University Scholar-Teacher of the Year in 1993.
He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland,
and an M.A. and Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
His recent publications include:
Michael Levine and Tamas Pataki (eds.), Racism, Philosophy and Mind:
Philosophical Explanations of Racism and Its Implications
(Cornell University Press, 2003)
Forgivng the Unforgivable,
Eve Garrard & Geoffrey Scare (eds.),in
MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND THE HOLOCAUST
Ashgate Press, 2002): ms. 50 pp.
The Moral Self in the Face of Injustice
James Sterba (ed.) Liberal Thought (Routledge, 2001)
Dictionnaire d’Ethique et de Philosophie Morale, 3rd édition
(Presses Universitaires de France, 2000): 121-124.
Trusting Under Pressure,
Mt. Sinai Journal of Medicine (1999): 223-228.
Thomas is currently working on a book on family and political philosophy to be published by Cambridge University Press. He also is editing an anthology in social philosophy for Blackwell Publishers.