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Dr. Alban Urbanas

Chair of the Philosophy and Religion department. Professor of Philosophy and French.

Why I Teach

My commitment is to the fostering of intellectual curiosity, the expansion of mental horizons, and the pursuit of knowledge for the common good.

Professional Activities


  • Translation of “Beckett’s Generic Writing,” by the contemporary French philosopher Alain Badiou, in “The Beckett Critical Reader,” edited by S.E. Gontarski, Edinburgh University Press, 2012.
  • Translation of “Wagner’s Ascetic Ideal According to Nietzsche”, by Sarah Kofman, in Nietzsche, Genealogy, Morality: Essays on Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morals, ed. R. Schacht, University of California Press, 1994.
  • “On ‘essentially’ in Aristotle, in Aristotle’s Ontology, ed. A. Preus and J. Anton, SUNY Press, 1992.
  • “On the Alleged Impossibility of a Science of Accidents in Aristotle”, in Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2, New School for Social Research, 1990.
  • La notion d’accident chez Aristote: logique et métaphysique, Bellarmin/Les Belles Lettres, Paris and Montreal, 1988.


  • Ph.D., University of Paris
  • M.B.A., George Mason University
  • M.A., University of Paris
  • B.A., University of Paris

Courses Taught

  • PH100 Introduction to Philosophy
  • FR100 Beginning French I
  • HN102 Nature of Knowledge
  • PH200 Logic
  • PH260 Critical Thinking
  • PH300 Business Ethics
  • PH310 Existentialism
  • PH350 Ancient Philosophy
  • ES411 Environmental Ethics

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