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Robert Paul Wolff

Afro-American Studies
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Robert Paul Wolff is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  He was a senior member of the Columbia Philosophy Department from 1964-1971 before rusticating to Amherst. During the last sixteen years of his long teaching career, he was a Professor of Afro-American Studies and Graduate Program Director of a groundbreaking doctoral program in that field.  His many books include four scholarly works on the Philosophy of Immanuel Kant, two on the thought of Karl Marx, and several on political philosophy, including the widely read short work, In Defense of Anarchism. 

Professor Wolff started, and for twenty-five years ran, a scholarship organization offering tuition support for poor Black men and women attending historically Black universities in South Africa.  Currently he runs a blog called The Philosopher’s Stone, while residing in Chapel Hill, NC.