Christopher Voparil Ph.D.
Dr. Voparil’s work bridges debates in philosophy and political theory around questions of democratic theory, ethics, social justice, and marginalized voices, using the richness and vitality of the American pragmatist tradition to rethink moral and ethical resources after postmodernism. He has published articles in numerous journals including Contemporary Pragmatism, The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Pragmatism Today, and Education and Culture, and is author of two books on the contemporary American philosopher Richard Rorty: Richard Rorty: Politics and Vision (2006) and The Rorty Reader (2010) co-edited with Richard J. Bernstein. With Susan Dieleman and David Rondel, he is co-editor of the volume, Pragmatism and Justice (forthcoming, 2016). He has served as Secretary of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy and is the founding President of the Richard Rorty Society.
Dr. Voparil received his Ph.D. in Political Philosophy from The New School for Social Research in New York City in 2004 and holds an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Political Science and in Economics from Binghamton University in New York.