Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

David Schweickart, PhD

Title/s: Professor

Office #: Crown Center 363

Phone: 773.508.2296

E-mail: dschwei@luc.edu

CV Link: David Schweickart CV

External Webpage: http://dschwei.sites.luc.edu/

About

David Schweickart is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics (University of Virginia) and a Ph.D. in Philosophy (Ohio State University).

Professor Schweickart has taught at Loyola since 1975, including three one-year terms at the Loyola Rome Center. He has been a Visiting Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky, and a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Schweickart was voted Faculty-Member-of-the-Year for 1998-99 by the Loyola University Faculty Council.  He served as a Humanities Representative on Faculty Council, 2000-2010.

Dr. Schweickart's primary areas of research are social and political philosophy, philosophy and economics, and Marxism. He also has major interests in feminist theory, existentialism, critical theory and race and racism.

Schweickart has published extensively on these topics; his work has been translated into Chinese, Spanish, French, Norwegian, Slovak, Farsi, and Catalan.

His book publications include:

After Capitalism, 2nd Edition, Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2011; Chinese translation, (Chinese Connection Agency, 2015).

After Capitalism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002) with a Chinese translation (Beijing: Social Science Documentation Publishing House, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 2005); Slovak translation (Spolku Slovenskych Spisovatelov, 2010)

Market Socialism: The Debate Among Socialists (Routledge, 1998), co-authored with B. Ollman, J. Lawler, and H. Ticktin, with a Chinese translation in 2000 by Xinhua Publ. House

Against Capitalism (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1993, and Westview Press, 1996), with a Spanish translation Mas alla del capitalismo, in 1997, and with a Chinese translation in 2003 by Renmin Univ. Press in Beijing;

Capitalism or Worker Control? An Ethical and Economic Appraisal (Praeger, 1980).

In addition, Dr. Schweickart has published many articles in such journals as Theoria, Review of Radical Political Economics, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Economics and Philosophy, Critical Review, Science and Society, Social Theory and Practice, Praxis International, and The National Women's Studies Association Journal.

Over the years Dr. Schweickart has served as faculty advisor to Loyola's Amnesty International chapter, the Loyola Organization in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, and Loyola Students for Worker Justice. He co-chaired the Committee on the Racial Climate at Loyola

Dr. Schweickart has given invited presentations in many countries: the United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, El Salvador, Venezuela, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Norway, the Philippines and China.

Degrees

PhD, Philosophy, Ohio State University
PhD, Mathematics, University of Virginia

Research Interests

Social and political philosophy, theories of socialism, feminist philosophy, critical theory

Selected Publications

Books

After Capitalism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002) with a Chinese translation (Beijing: Social Science Documentation Publishing House, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 2005); second edition, 2011. 

Market Socialism: The Debate Among Socialists (Routledge, 1998), co-authored with B. Ollman, J. Lawler, and H. Ticktin, with a Chinese translation in 2000 by Xinhua Publ. House.

Against Capitalism (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1993, and Westview Press, 1996), with a Spanish translation Mas alla del capitalismo, in 1997, and with a Chinese translation in 2003 by Renmin Univ. Press in Beijing.

Capitalism or Worker Control? An Ethical and Economic Appraisal (Praeger, 1980).

Recent Publications

"Sartre, Camus and a Marxism for the 21st Century," Sartre Studies International (forthcoming).

"Capitalism vs. the Climate: What Then Should We Do? What Then Should I Do?" Radical Philosophy Review 21 no.1 (2018): 11-30.

"Advancing the Next System with Advanced Manufacturing," with Doug Gamble, Nina Gregg, Max Ogden and Andrew Dettmer, publishing on the Next System webpage, September 27, 2016: https://thenextsystem.org/advancing-the-next-system-with-advanced-manufacturing

"Economic Crises, Environmental Crises: Moving Beyond Capitalism" in Moving Beyond Capitalism (Ashgate UK (hardback), Fernwood (paperback), 2016).

"Response to Philip Kain’s 'Alienation and Market Socialism: Comments on Schweickart’s 'Marx's Democratic Critique of Capitalism''" Owl of Minerva 46 (2014-15).

"Marx's Democratic Critique of Capitalism and Its Implications for a Viable Socialism," Owl of Minerva 46 (2014-15): 25-35.