Professor and Acting Chair
History and Philosophy
Office Location: AC-3E17
|Monday & Wednesday||10-10:45 a.m.|
Degree Institution Field Dates PhD The University of Chicago Committee on the Analysis of Ideas & The Study of Methods 1973 BA The University of Chicago Philosophy 1960
Howard Ruttenberg began at York College as an Instructor while still working on his dissertation with Richard McKeon at The University of Chicago, becoming an Assistant Professor in 1974. In his 40 years at York, he has taught most of the courses in Philosophy, two in Speech, three in Political Science, CLDV 210 and Academic Computing 101. He has participated in every major curriculum reform at the College. He studied psychoanalysis at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies to develop his teaching methods and was his Department's chairperson for 16 years. He has now returned to full-time teaching and scholarship.
Areas of Expertise
- History of Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
Articles in Field Of Expertise
H. Ruttenberg. "Plato's Use of the Analgoy Between Justice and Health." The Journal of Value Inquiry. 20 1986: 145-156.
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Richard McKeon. "Freedom and History and Other Essays." . 1990: Introduction, pp. xiii-xxiii.
Reviews in Field Of Expertise
"Rhetoric Society Quarterly" Winter, 1992: .
"Ethics" July, 1992: .
"Ethics" 1987: .
"Journal of Modern Psychoanalysis" 1985, 1984: .
"Ethics" 1984, 1982: .
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Teaching Values in Higher Education " September 1995: York College Faculty Forum.
" Liberation Through the Liberal Arts " March 1987: York College Faculty Forum.
" Richard McKeon Memorial Address " April 1985: The University of Chicago Memorial Service.
" The Analogy Between Justice and Health in Plato's Republic " November 1984: Philosophy Seminar, Fairfield U..