University of North Florida

Presidential Professor Emeritus
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Areas of Expertise

Late Modern Philosophy, Classical and Contemporary German Philosophy, Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy, Philosophy of Social Sciences, Globalization Theory


A.B. (Philosophy), 1972, University of California/Santa Cruz
M.A. (Philosophy), 1976, Boston University
Fulbright Fellow, 1977-79, University of Heidelberg
Ph.D. (Philosophy), May 1988, Boston University


Buchwalter’s main research interests are in social, political, and legal philosophy, with special emphasis on the work and perspective of G.W.F. Hegel. His books include Dialectics, Politics, and the Contemporary Value of Hegelian Philosophy (Routledge 2011) the following edited collections: Culture and Democracy: Social and Ethical Issues in Public Support for the Arts and Humanities (Westview 1992), Hegel and Global Justice (Springer 2012), and Hegel and Capitalism (SUNY Press 2015).

Current CV

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