Brian Fay

William Griffin Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University

Senior Tutor/College of Social Studies


Professor Fay received his BA from Loyola University of Los Angeles (1965) and MA and DPhil from Oxford (1971), where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Professor Fay has written three books: Social Theory and Political Practice (1975), Critical Social Science: Liberation and its Limits (1987), and Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science: A Multicultural Approach (1996). He has also co-edited two other books: Louis Mink: Historical Understanding (1987) and History and Theory: Contemporary Readings (1998). His research concentrates on questions about the nature of social inquiry and its relation to politics and ethics.

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