Roger Foster

Professor of Philosophy
Social Sciences, Human Services & Criminal Justice



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Roger has been at BMCC since 2003. Roger's teaching emphasizes the importance of critical thinking, and students' own ability to think through problems for themselves. Roger believes that the most important thing about education is its role in creating self-a self awareness, that is to say, the experience of the conditions (social and otherwise) that makes us the kind of beings (as individuals and as members of a species) that we are. .

Roger's major research interest is the tradition of critical social theory associated with the Frankfurt School of Social Research. His Ph.D thesis attempted to reconstruct an Adornian version of critical social theory.

Roger Foster is the author of two books. His book, 'Adorno: The Recovery of Experience' was published in 2007 by SUNY Press.

His second book, Adorno and Philosophical Modernism: The Inside of Things was published in 2016 by Lexington Books.

Roger lives in South Orange, New Jersey with his wife and their three children


Populism, Political Theory, Philosophy, Ethical Theory, Critical Thinking

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Roger Foster's current research is a multi-disciplinary project on Erich Fromm's critical social theory. This project will involve a comprehensive critique of the current state of neoliberal and ethno-national Capitalism from the perspective of Fromm's psychoanalytically and philosophically informed humanism.

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