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David E. McClean
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Rutgers University; Molloy College
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Independent Scholar/Activist, Part-Time Faculty Member
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Very strong belief that philosophy belongs in "the street" and that philosophers should be engaged with public policy matters, using their skills and training to help shape policy as well as the public culture.

Sponsor of the David E. McClean Prize at the New School for Social Research for best essay on the subject "Philosophy and Commerce." The award is $4,000.00 per year, through 2013. Students must be philosophy Ph.D. students or candidates. Papers must be written with a focus on policy, not merely theory. The purpose is to stimulate thought on the ways philosophical studies can become more relevant to the vast landscape of human social intercourse known as commerce - a landscape virtually ignored by most philosophers. (Open to New School students only.)

David E. McClean's Blog


Posted on October 12, 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

My latest project, although one that has been cooking for about a decade, is POLINITICS. Check it out and subscribe at


Workshop on Sagacity and Commerce at March 2013 PPN Conference

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 2:07pm 0 Comments


I will be leading a workshop on Sagacity and Commerce at the March PPN conference. If anyone is interested in finding our more about it, please contact me at .  Here is the workshop description:


Workshop: Sagacity and Commerce

David E. McClean, PhD

Rutgers University (Newark) and

Molloy College


Should academic philosophers increasingly turn their…


50 Proposals for Reform and Reclamation, in Support of the Wall Street Protesters

Posted on October 9, 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments


Dear Friends and Colleagues:


Please read and circulate my 50 Proposals for Reform and Reclamation, located at:



Dr. David E. McClean
Rutgers University, Newark


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