Join us for a talk by Member David Sprintzen. The meeting will be in person at 38 Old Country Road, there is no Zoom option this week.
David Sprintzen is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Long Island University. I served as Chairperson of the Philosophy Department at LIU/Post, and as Vice-Chairperson of the College’s Faculty Council and Vice-President of the University Faculty Senate. I co-founded the Institute for Sustainable Development at Long Island University and served as its Co-Director for seven years. I have authored four books: Camus: A Critical Examination, Sartre and Camus: An Historic Confrontation, The Drama of Thought: an inquiry into the place of philosophy in human experience, and, most recently, Critique of Western Philosophy and Social Theory. I am also a founder, and for the first 20 years of its history, Co-Chair of the Long Island Progressive Coalition. In addition, I was the founder and for 20 years the Executive Director of the Research and Education Project of Long Island. I am currently a member of the Executive Committee of Long Island Jobs With Justice, which I helped found in 2003. I have been a member of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island since 1981, having served on its board for many years. I served on New York Governor Mario Cuomo’s Shoreham Commission. Among numerous honors and awards, I have received awards from Vision Long Island and from Sustainable Long Island as a founder of the movement for sustainability on Long Island, and the Social Justice Leadership Award from the Ethical Humanist Society. I have written many theoretical and practical articles as well as scholarly and popular presentations. I continue to teach in the Hutton House Lecture Series at LIU/Post, and at diverse public venues.