Philosophy Talk: Rick Roderick on The Masters of Suspicion

Rick Roderick on The Masters of Suspicion

This video is 1st in the 8-part series, The Self Under Siege: Philosophy in the Twentieth Century (1993).

Roderick announces in his distinctive West Texas accent, “we just talk about what’s goin’ on and try to find our way about.” To learn more visit .

Rick Roderick was born in Abilene, Texas in 1949, and received his bachelor’s degree at University of Texas, Austin, Texas. He did post-graduate work at Baylor University, and earned his Ph. D. at University of Texas, Austin, Texas. From 1977 to 1978, he was the editor of the Baylor Philosophy Journal, and from 1977 to 1979 he was a member of the Phi Sigma Tau National Honor Society of Philosophy. He was the recipient of the Oldright Fellowship at the University of Texas and served as associate editor to The Pawn Review, and Current Perspectives in Social Theory. He is the undergraduate director of the Duke Marxism and Society Program. He is the author of the book Habermas and the Foundation of Critical Theory (1986), as well as numerous articles in professional journals. He has presented over 24 papers, and published 13 reviews and literary criticisms. From 1977 to present, he has taught Philosophy, first at Baylor, then University of Texas and now at Duke. His areas of specialization are Marx and Marxism, Social and Political philosophy, Critical Theory (Habermas and the Frankfurt School), 19th Century Philosophy, and Contemporary Continental Philosophy. He also teaches Ethics, Logic, History of Modern Philosophy, Aesthetics and Existentialism.