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Carol C. Gould

Professor of Philosophy

Office: 1420 Hunter West

Phone: (212) 396-6502 or ext 1-6502

Office Hours: By appointment


Ph.D: Yale University

Areas of Specialization & Competence: Political Theory; Social Philosophy; Theories of Democracy; International Ethics; Philosophy and Public Policy

Representative Publications:

“Socializing the Means of Free Development,” Philosophical Topics, Vol. 48, no. 2 (2022): 81-103.

“Populism and Patriarchy During the Covid-19 Pandemic,” Frontiers in Sociology (2021)

“Reframing Democracy with Positive Freedom: The Power of Liberty Reconsidered,” in Positive Freedom: Past, Present, Future, ed. John Christman (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021), 141-154. doi:10.1017/9781108768276.009

Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Rethinking Democracy: Freedom and Social Cooperation in Politics, Economy, and Society (Cambridge University Press, 1988, 1990).

Marx's Social Ontology: Indivduality and Community in Marx's Theory of Social Reality (The MIT Press, 1978).

Constructivism and Practice: Toward a Historical Epistemology, editor, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).

Gender: Key Concepts in Critical Theory, editor, (Prometheus Books/Humanity, 1999).

Beyond Domination: New Perspectives on Women and Philosophy, editor, (Rowman & Littlefield, 1984).

Artifacts, Representations, and Social Practice: Essays for Marx Wartofsky, co-editor, (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994).

Keynote Addresses:

“Rethinking Solidarity Through the Lens of Critical Social Ontology,” Keynote address, Workshop on Solidarity, MANCEPT 2021, Manchester, UK, September 10, 2021.

“Feminist Activist Solidarities: Confronting Structural Injustice and Rising Authoritarianism,” Keynote Address, Conference on “Gender, Activism, and Political Theory in Covid Times.” Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, October 29, 2021.