Paul Burdett, RVCC HSSE Dept.

Paul Burdett
Assistant Professor, History

Humanities, Social Sciences & Education

Office: L-021
e-mail: pburdett@raritanval.edu




  • Ph.D. (ABD), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (1982)
    Strategic Studies, Philosophy of Social Science, Comparative Jurisprudence
  • M.A.,Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas (1975)
    Political Theory, International Politics
  • B.A., SUNY-Plattsburgh (1972)
    History, Philosophy, Political Science
  • Senior Honors - McGill University, Montréal, PQ, Canada





Courses Taught

  • Major World Religions (PHIL-105 )
  • Critical Thinking (PHIL-113 )
  • Current Moral and Social Issues (PHIL-106 )
  • World Civilization I (HIST 101)
  • World Civilization II (HIST 102)


Current areas of Research Interest

  1. 'Deconstructing "Justice": Jacques Derrida and Plato,' Philosophy Colloquium, Towson Univ., MD, Nov. 2005.
  2. 'The Phenomenology of Choice and Responsibility,' forthcoming.
  3. '"Raiders of the Lost Arc": Demotic Materialism, II -- Architecture and Civilisation Ascendent,' New England Historical Assoc., forthcoming.
  4. 'Demotic Materialism: Architecture and Civilisation -- a BBC (Braudel-Barzun-Clark) View of Modernism in Decline,' New England Historical Assoc., Oct. 2004.
  5. 'Resistancialisme: The Context of the French Resistance, 1942-1944,' New England Historical Assoc., Apr. 2004.
  6. 'Paris IS Burning: The Underground "Fire" of the French Resistance, 1942-44,' The World on Wednesday, WSIA/CUNY-Staten Island, Apr. 2002.



  • American Legion
  • US Naval Institute
  • World Phenomenology Institute
  • Canadian Institute of International Affairs
  • New England Historical Association
  • American Institute of Archeology
  • La Fondation Napoleon - Paris
  • College international de philosophie - Paris
  • Musée national des forces d'armes - Paris
  • Centre Gaston Bachelard - Dijon
  • Societe Sartrean - Bruges


last modified 4/29/2013 by HJS