Susan Buck-Morss

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Susan Buck-Morss
Alma mater Vassar College (BA Cum Laude), Yale University (MA), Georgetown University (Ph.D. with distinction)
Era 20th / 21st-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Frankfurt School
Main interests
Universal History

Susan Buck-Morss is an American philosopher and intellectual historian. She is currently Professor of Political Science at the CUNY Graduate Center,[1] and professor emeritus at Cornell University, where she taught from 1978 to 2012.[2]


  • The Origin of Negative Dialectics: Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and the Frankfurt Institute (1977)
  • The Dialectics of Seeing. Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project (1989)
  • Dreamworld and Catastrophe. The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West (2002)
  • Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left (2003) [Updated Edition, (2006)]
  • Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History (2009) [3]


  1. ^ "Detail". 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Susan Buck-Morss". 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  3. ^ "From Hegel and Haiti to Universal History: A presentation by Susan Buck-Morss, February 26, 2009 | Institute for Advanced Study". 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 

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