Bill Martin (philosophy)

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Bill Martin (born 1956) is a professor of Philosophy at DePaul University whose academic work concerns Derrida, Sartre, Marxist theory, Aesthetics, and critiques of Richard Rorty. Martin has also written on progressive rock bands including Yes.[1]


  • "Avant Rock: Experimental Music from the Beatles to Björk"
  • "Humanism and Its Aftermath: The Shared Fate of Deconstruction and Politics"
  • "Marxism and the Call of the Future: Conversations on Ethics, History, and Politics" co-written with Bob Avakian.[2]
  • "Matrix and Line: Derrida and the Possibilities of Postmodern Social Theory"
  • "Music of Yes: Structure and Vision in Progressive Rock"[3]
  • "Listening to the Future: The Time of Progressive Rock, 1968-1978"[4]
  • "Politics in the Impasse: Explorations in Postsecular Social Theory"
  • "The radical project: Sartrean investigations"[5]
  • "Ethical Marxism: The Categorical Imperative of Liberation (Creative Marxism)"
  • "Into the Wild: Badiou, actually-existing Maoism, and the “vital mix” of yesterday and tomorrow"

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  1. ^ DeRogatis, Jim (November 11, 1997), "Progressive poetry // Scholar explores '70s rock", Chicago Sun-Times .
  2. ^ "Marxism and the call of the future; conversations on ethics, history, and politics (book review)", Reference & Research Book News, November 1, 2005 .
  3. ^ Evans, Simon (October 31, 1998), "Telling Tales from Typographic Oceans; Music of Yes: Structure and Vision in Progressive Rock by Bill Martin (book review)", Birmingham Post .
  4. ^ Covach, John (September 1998), "Listening to the Future: The Time of Progressive Rock, 1968-1978 (book review)", Notes, Second Series, 55 (1): 77–80, JSTOR 900350 .
  5. ^ Butterfield, Elizabeth (2002), "Book Reviews: The Radical Project: Sartrean Investigations by Bill Martin", Sartre Studies International, 8 (2): 141–146, JSTOR 23511212 .

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