CURRICULUM VITAE - Michael W. Howard 4/00
Department of Philosophy 112 Birch St.
The Maples Bangor, ME 04401
University of Maine (207) 947-0607
Orono, ME 04469
Education and Honors
Ph.D., Boston University, 1981
M.A., Boston University, 1977
Teaching Fellowships, 1974-1977
Senior Teaching Fellowships, 1977-1979
B.A., with honors, University of Chicago, 1974
Phi Beta Kappa
Academic Appointments and Affiliations
University of Maine
Associate Professor, 1987-1999
Assistant Professor, 1981-1987
(History of Ancient Philosophy, Logic, History of Modern Philosophy, History of Social and Political Philosophy, Honors, Topics Courses on Justice, Power, Freedom and Equality, Love and Friendship, Socialism, and Democracy)
European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Visiting Fellow, Department of Political and Social
Sciences, Spring 1991
Visiting Scholar, Spring 1988
University of Lowell
Adjunct Faculty Member, Fall 1978-Spring 1981
(Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics)
Senior Teaching Fellow, Metropolitan College, Fall 1977 (Philosophy and Method in the Human Sciences, Moral Problems)
Instructor, Summer 1977 (Philosophy of Management)
Self-management and the Crisis of Socialism: The Rose in the Fist of the Present, Rowman and Littlefield, 2000.
Articles/ Book Chapters
Accepted for Publication:
"Social Justice and Economic Democracy in Developing Countries: The Case of Cuba," Alternatives (in Russian), forthcoming; also under consideration for publication in English in Socialism and Democracy.
"Cooperatives, Basic Income, and the Transition to Socialism," Proceedings of the Radical Philosophy Association Meeting, San Francisco, November 1998, forthcoming.
"The Rationality of Ethnic Conflict and Positive Solidarity," Radical Philosophy Review, forthcoming.
"Market Socialism and Political Pluralism: Theoretical Reflections on Yugoslavia," Studies in East European Thought,forthcoming.
"Where Do We Go From Here?:Another View," Grassroots Economic Organizing Newsletter, No. XXV, Jan/Feb 1997, pp. 1-2.
"Mondragon at 40," in Grassroots Economic Organizing Newsletter, No. 20, Jan./Feb., 1996, pp. 3-4.
"Does Generalizing the Mondragon Model Require Revising It?", in Social Economy and Social Participation: The Ways of the Basques, Madrid and Donostia-San Sebastian: Marcial Pons and Gezki, 1996, pp. 175-184.
"Market Socialism and the International Mobility of Capital," Radical Philosophy Review of Books, Nos. 11-12, 1995, pp. 1-5.
"Self-Management, Ownership, and the Media," Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1994, pp. 197-206.
"Ethics Education in the University: Origins and Pitfalls," Focus on Public Policy, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1994, pp. 1-3.
"Reflections on Cuba," Radical Philosophy Newsletter, No. 33, Winter 1994, pp. 5-6.
"Media Democratization: Access or Autonomy," Socialist Forum, no. 20, Spring 1993, pp. 53-57.
"The Self, Difference and Democratic Theory," Contemporary Philosophy, vol. XIV, No. 1, January/February 1992, pp. 6-9; reprinted in R. P. Churchill, ed. The Ethics of Liberal Democracy: Morality and Democracy in Theory and Practice (Providence/Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1993), pp. 71-79.
"Worker Self-Management, the Market and Democracy,"
in Creighton Peden and John K. Roth, eds. Rights, Justice, and Community (Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1992), pp. 187-199.
"Complex Equality, Access to the Media, and Ownership," Social Philosophy Research, Vol. II.
"Marxism and the Right of National Self-Determination," Maine Scholar, vol. 2, Autumn 1989, pp. 241-251.
"Ruthlessness and Oppression", The Journal of Social Philosophy, XII, 3, Fall 1988, pp. 31-41.
"Walzer's Socialism," Social Theory and Practice, vol. 12, no. 1, April 1986.
"A Hawk in Dove's Feathers," Policy Options Politiques, vol. VI, no. 9, November, 1985, p. 9.
"A Contradiction in the Egalitarian Theory of Justice,"Philosophy Research Archives, vol. X, 1984, pp. 35-55.
"Worker Control, Self-Respect, and Self-Esteem," Philosophy Research Archives, vol. X, 1984, pp. 455-472.
"Utopianism and Nuclear Deterrence," Philosophy and Social Criticism, vol. X, nos. 3-4, pp. 53-65.
"From Commodity Fetishism to Market Socialism: Critical Notes on Stanley Moore," Philosophy and Social Criticism, vol. 7, no. 2, Summer 1980, pp. 187-214.
Submitted for Publication:
"Libertarianism, Worker Ownership, and Wage Slavery: A Critique of Ellerman's
Labor Theory of Property,"to The Journal of Social Philosophy, under
Review of Stanley Moore, Marx Versus Markets, to Telos.
Frank Cunningham, The Real World of Democracy Revisited, in Radical
Philosophy Review, forthcoming.
John O'Neill, The Market: Ethics, Knowledge and Politics, in Ethics, forthcoming.
Bertell Ollman, ed. Market Socialism: The Debate Among Socialists, in Social Theory and Practice, vol. 25, no. 2, Summer 1999.
Philippe Van Parijs, Real Freedom for All, in Radical Philosophy Review of Books, No. 14, 1996, pp. 52-55.
John Roemer, A Future for Socialism, in Radical Philosophy Review of Books, No. 10, 1994, pp. 44-48.
George Potts, The Development of the System of Representation in Yugoslavia with Special Reference to the Period since1974, in Grassroots Economic Organizing Newsletter, No.14, Sept./Oct., 1994, pp. 12-13.
Thomas Wartenberg, The Forms of Power, in Radical Philosophy Review of Books, No. 5, 1992, pp. 8-11.
Frank Cunningham, Democratic Theory and Socialism, in Radical Philosophy Review of Books, no. 1, 1990, pp. 19-21.
Robert Dahl, Dilemmas of Pluralist Democracy, Review of Metaphysics, June, 1986, pp. 761-763.
John Dunn, The Politics of Socialism: An Essay in Political Theory, Canadian Philosophical Reviews, vol. VI, no. 3, March 1986.
Andrew Levine, Arguing for Socialism, Ethics, July 1985.
William P. Kreml, Relativism and the Natural Left, Ethics, July 1985.
Robert J. Lifton and Richard Falk, Indefensible Weapons, and Joel Kovel, Against the State of Nuclear Terror, in Technology and Culture, April 1985.
Allen Buchanan, Marx and Justice, Studies in Soviet Thought, 28, 1984.
Svetozar Stojanovi , In Search of Democracy in Socialism, Canadian Philosophical Reviews, vol. III, no. 2, April 1983.
"Reply to Comments," panel on Self-Management and the Crisis of
Socialism, Socialist Scholars Conference, Borough of Manhattan Community
College, New York City, 3/31-4/2/00.
"Social Justice and Economic Democracy in Developing Countries: The Case of Cuba," International Institute for Selfmanagement, Havana, Cuba, 1/10-14/00
"Cooperatives in Competitive Markets," Union of Radical Political Economists Summer Conference, Camp Chinqueka, Bantam, Connecticut, 8/21-24/99.
"Economic Democracy: Problems and Prospects," Third International Conference of the Radical Philosophy Association, San Francisco State University, 11/5-8/98.
"Private Versus Public Property: Does it Matter?", Conference of the International Institute for Self- management, Dietzenbach (Frankfurt), Germany, July 6-12, 1998.
"Cooperatives and the Transition to Socialism," World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, 8/10-16/98.
"Basic Income and Cooperatives," Seventh International Congress on Basic Income, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 9/10-12/98.
"Basic Income: A Report on the Non-Debate in the USA," Seventh International Congress on Basic Income, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 9/10-12/98.
"Cooperatives, Globalisation and the Left: Mondragon and Worker-Ownership in the US and Italy", Social Science Research Centre Seminar Series, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, 9/16/98.
"Cooperatives, Market Socialism, and Economic Democracy," panel on Economic Democracy and/or Private Property, Eleventh International Conference of Europeanists, Baltimore, Maryland, 2/28/98.
"Worker Ownership in the U.S.", Conference of the International Institute for Self-management, Galgaheviz, Hungary, 7/28-8/1/97.
"Italian Cooperatives and the Left,"Conference of the International Institute for Self-management, Galgaheviz, Hungary, 7/28-8/1/97.
"Social Justice and Cooperative Development in the Global Economy: The Case for a Basic Income," Radical Philosophy Association International Conference, Purdue University, 11/14-17/96.
"Global Cooperativization", Socialist Scholars Conference, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City, 4/12-14/96.
"Market Socialism in the Global Market: Integrating Worker Management and Basic Income in a Market Economy," Philosophy Colloquium, University of Connecticut, 3/8/96.
"Does Generalizing the Mondragon Model Require Revising It?", Conference of the International Institute for Self-management, Hondarribia, the Basque Country, 9/25-29/1995.
"Comment on `What Still Stands in Marx's Theory of Revolution?'", Radical Philosophy Association session at the American Philosophical Association Meeting, 12/30/94.
"Does Socialism Need Stock Markets?", International Institute for Self-management, Malesov, Czech Republic, 8/21-27/94.
"Comment on Worker Ownership on the Mondragon Model: Trap or Opportunity for Socialists," Industrial Cooperative Association, Boston, MA, March 11, 1994.
"Market Socialism and Political Pluralism: Reflections on Yugoslavia," Conference of the
International Institute for Self-Management, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, June 5-12, 1993; and Fifth Conference of North American and Cuban Philosophers, Havana, Cuba, June 17-July 2, 1993.
"The Democratization of Community," Conference of the International Institute for Self-Management on "Restructuring Cooperatives in a New Europe," Ariccia, Italy, October 28, 1992.
"The Competition for Community," University of Maine Philosophy Colloquium, November 18, 1992.
"Comment on Lessons from Mondragon," Conference on "Reinventing Socialism: The View from Cuba," Havana, Cuba, June 1-5, 1992.
"From Postmodernism to Liberalism," Seventh International Social Philosophy Conference: Celebration of the Bi-Centennial of the Bill of Rights, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, August 8-11, 1991.
"From Postmodernism to Liberalism," Ethics of Democracy Conference, Estes Park, Colorado, August 13-18, 1991.
"Who is the Self in Self-management?," Conference on the Political Economy of Self-management, Inter-university Centre, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, May 13-24, 1991.
"Market Socialism and Socialist Vision," Radical Scholars and Activists Conference, Chicago, October 19-21, 1990.
"Self-Management and Post-Modernism," Conference on Political Economy of Self-Management, Dubrovnik, May 28-June 8, 1990.
"Employee Stock Ownership Plans in the U.S.: Effects and Prospects," Conference on Political Economy of Self-Management, Dubrovnik, May 28-June 8, 1990.
"CIA Recruiting on Campus: Ethics and Strategy," Radical Philosophy Association Meeting, Socialist Scholars Conference, CUNY, New York City, April 7, 1990.
"Identity and Difference in the Struggle for Peace," International Philosophers for the Prevention of Nuclear Omnicide, American Philosophical Association Meeting, Atlanta, Ga., December 28, 1989.
"Worker Self-Management, the Market and Democracy," Fourth International Social Philosophy Conference, Oxford University, August 1988.
"Worker Self-Management, the Market and Democracy" (revised), Political Economy Seminar, University of New Hampshire, March 10, 1989.
"Self-Management, Ownership and the Media," Philosophy Section, Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque, NM, April 28, 1989.
"Self-Management, Ownership and the Media," Conference on the Political Economy of Self- Management, Inter-University Centre of Post-Graduate Studies, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, May 7-20, 1989.
"Employee Ownership and Democracy in the United States," Conference on the Political Economy of Self-Management, Dubrovnik, May 7-20, 1989.
"Equality and Free Speech," Third International Social Philosophy Conference: Social Philosophy and the United States Constitution, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, June, 1987.
"Marxism and the Right of National Self-Determination," (revised), International Philosophers for the Prevention of Nuclear Omnicide, American Philosophical Association Meeting, St. Louis, May 1986.
"Ruthlessness and Oppression," (revised), Inter-American Congress of Philosophy, Guadalajara, Mexico, November 13, 1985.
"Marxism and the Right of National Self-Determination," First Inter-American Conference on Social Philosophy, Guadalajara, Mexico, November 10, 1985.
"Ruthlessness and Oppression," North American Society for Social Philosophy, American Philosophical Association Meeting, New York City, December 28, 1984.
"Utopianism and Nuclear Deterrence," Concerned Philosophers for Peace, Western Division American Philosophical Association Meeting, Cincinnati, April 26, 1984.
"Work Democratization as a Requirement for Justice," Maine Philosophical Institute, University of Maine at Farmington, May 1, 1982.
Marshall Dodge Second Memorial Fund grant for Philosophy Department
Visiting Scholars and Lecture Series - $3000/year for 1997 and 1998.
Summer Faculty Research Grant, Self-management and the Crisis of Socialism, 1997, $5,000.
Bird and Bird Instructional Grant for revision of logic course, 1996, $5500.
Social Responsibility, Free Speech and the Law: The CIA and the University, (with Barbara Barton), Maine Humanities Council, Fall 1989, $1080.
Haymarket People's Fund Emergency Grant, to support educational events on CIA recruiting on campus, Fall 1989, $500.
Computer-Aided Instruction in the Use of Truth Tables for Symbolic Logic, Bird and Bird Instructional Development Fund Award, $100.
Marxism and Morality: The Status of Rights and Obligations in Marxist Theory, Summer Faculty Research Grant, Summer 1986.
Nuclear War Discussion Project, funded by the Maine Humanities Council 1983-84, for 40 programs in 8 cities in Maine, $21,754.
Summer Reading Project on Socialism and Feminism, Women in the Curriculum Project, University of Maine, Summer 1983, $600.
Nuclear War Discussion Project Planning Grant, Maine Humanities Council, Fall 1982, $500.
University Committees and Responsibilities
Strengthening the Humanities Committee (1981)
Philosophy Department Colloquium Coordinator (1981-7; 1988-9; 1999-2000)
Strengthening the Liberal Arts Committee (1982)
Honors Program Curriculum Review Committee (1982-3)
Philosophy Curriculum Committee (1982-3)
University Publications Committee (1983-4)
Committee on Extramural Funding (1983-4)
Creative Activity Committee (1984-5)
Task Force on Peace Studies (1984-5)
Honors Council (1984-7)
Council of Colleges/Faculty Senate (1985-7; 1988-92)
Campus Representative, Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities (1985-6, 1991-3)
Administrative Appeals Committee (1985-6)
Interim Coordinator, Peace Studies (1985-6)
Peace Studies Steering Committee (1988-9)
Educational Policy Committee, Arts and Humanities (1988-93)
Chair, Faculty Senate Committee on the CIA and University Recruiting Policy
Faculty Advisor, Philosophy Club (1989-98)
Academic Advisor, Ars Veritatis (1994-98)
Academic Advisor for Philosophy Majors (1989-90)
Committee on Honorary Degrees (1990-3)
Cultural Affairs Committee (1991-3)
AFUM Executive Committee (1992-93)
Art Department Chairperson Search Committee (1992-93)
Honorary Degrees Committee (1991-93)
Arts and Humanities Downsizing Committee (1993-94)
Marxist and Socialist Studies, Co-Coordinator (1991-2)
Marxist and Socialist Studies Lecture Committee (1988-00)Co-Chair, 1997-98
Howard B. Schonberger University of Maine Peace and Social Justice Lecture Fund Committee (1992-00)
Ecology and Environmental Science Subcommittee on Natural Resource Policy M.A./Ph.D. (1994)
Arts and Humanities Month Committee (1993-94; 1994-95)
Ethics and the University Committee (1994)
Planning Committee, College of Education Summer Institute on Teaching Ethics (1994-96)
General Education Implementation Committee (1994-98) Chair of ethics subcommittee
School of Performing Arts Director and Associate Director Search Committee (1995)
Labor-Management Committee, Facilities Management (1994-95)
Prescribing the Life of the Mind Discussion, Coordinator (1995-96)
Planning Committee, Conference on Public Broadcasting and the Public Sphere (1998-2000)
University and Community Service
Maine Nuclear Freeze Campaign: member and representative at quarterly
Maine Peace Action Committee: member, 1981-present; Faculty Sponsor, 1985-86, 1991-2; author of numerous newsletter articles, speaker at numerous educational events on and off campus.
Project Director of the Nuclear War Discussion Project, a project funded by the Maine Humanities Council, 1983-84; coordinated several planning meetings, acted as moderator for six programs, and participated as a project scholar.
Coordinator, UMO Conference on "Nuclear War: Effects, Dangers, Prevention," October 30, 1982.
Worker Control Workshop Coordinator, AFL-CIO Summer Institute, UMO, Summer 1983.
Maine Project Vote, voter registration, Fall 1984.
Legal Structure Committee, Pine Tree Folk School, 1994-95.
Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, Education Committee, 1998-00, Steering Committee, 1999-2000
Over 50 talks in departmental colloquia, Women in Curriculum Series, Controversy Series, Maine Scholars' Day, Socialist Forum, Panels and Teach-Ins, on and off campus, on a wide range of topics including various aspects of ethics, justice, socialism, feminism, the nuclear arms race, international affairs and the environment.
Memberships and Offices
American Philosophical Association
(Session Chair, Central Division Meeting 1994)
Concerned Philosophers for Peace
North American Society for Social Philosophy
Program Coordinator: 1991 APA Meeting
Radical Philosophy Association
(Commission Organizer, 1993 Cuba Conference)
(Session Organizer for World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, August 1998)
(Session Organizer for RPA international conference, Fall, 2000)
Society for the Philosophical Study of Marxism
International Philosophers for the Prevention of Nuclear Omnicide (1995 Program Coordinator; Advisory Board, 1998-00)
Socialist Feminist Philosophers Association
Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion, (Advisory Board, 1999-2000)
Journal of Value Inquiry (manuscript editing)
Governing Board, Research Group on Democratic Organizations (1981-87)
Group for Work Democracy (1977-1986)
Industrial Cooperative Association
International Institute for Self-management (1990-present)
Treasurer (1993-00);(Session Organizer, Conference in Ariccia, Italy, October 25-31, 1992, and Conference at Long Island University, June 1993)
Contributing Editor, Grassroots Economic Organizing Newsletter