Associate Professor of Philosophy
Running throughout his research and teaching is an interest in what it would take for us to build and live in a genuinely democratic society. Forrest Perry explores that interest by focusing on freedom, property, capitalism, socialism, racism, the environment, and education.
Areas of Interest
- Social and Political Philosophy
- Philosophy of Economics
- Philosophy of Race and Racism
- Philosophy of Education
- Late Modern Philosophy
- Karl Marx
- John Dewey
- Pierre Bourdieu
- PHIL 140: The Examined Life
- PHIL 202: Special Topic: Property, Race and Imperialism
- PHIL 202: Special Topic: Education and the Media
- PHIL 241: Philosophy and Sustainability
- PHIL 246: Education and Society
- PHIL 254: Philosophy and Race
- PHIL 265: Political Philosophy
- PHIL 285: Philosophy of Human Nature
- PHIL 377: Late Modern Philosophy
- PHIL 390: Senior Seminar
- "Skip the (capitalist) intermediaries: freedom, democracy, and participation in the economy and culture." Communication, Capitalism, and Critique 14, no. 1 (2016).
- "Reducing racial prejudice through workplace democracy." Journal of Social Philosophy 45, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 203-27.
- "Corrupting the youth." Teaching Philosophy 37, no. 2 (June 2014): 171-190.
- "The class dimension of hip rebellion." Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture, and Society 25, no. 2 (2013): 163-83.
- With Amanda Holmes, review of On Civic Friendship: Including Women in the State, by Sibyl Schwarzenbach (Columbia University Press, 2009). Teaching Philosophy 33, no. 3 (September 2010): 326-30.
- Review of Freedom in the Workplace?, by Gertrude Ezorsky. Teaching Philosophy 31, no. 2 (June 2008): 188-192.
- "Why hipsters aren't all that hip," a review of Neo-Bohemia: Art and Commerce in the Postindustrial City, by Richard Lloyd. Monthly Review 58, no. 4 (September 2006): 58-63.
- "The Educative Potential of Workplace Democracy: A Critical Reading of Jane Addams on Educational Methods." November 2014. Eleventh Biennial Meeting of the Radical Philosophy Association, SUNY Stony Brook (Stony Brook, NY).
- "Greed and Capitalism." November 2010. Ninth Biennial Radical Philosophy Association International/National Conference. University of Oregon (Eugene, OR).
- "Free Property: Applying the U.S. Constitution's Communist Principle to the Means of Production." June 2010. The 27th International Social Philosophy Conference. Ryerson University (Toronto, Ontario).
- "Class(room) Matters: Cross-Disciplinary Pedagogical Approaches to Class." June 2009. The Working Class Studies Association's "Class Matters" conference. University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA).
- "Hip Rebellion: Counter-cultural or Counter-Working Class?" June 2007. Working Class Studies Association Conference. Macalester College (St. Paul, MN).
Teaching and Research Honors and Awards
- College of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Grant (2015) to help fund participation in a five-day seminar and tour of the world's largest, longest-standing, and most successful collective of democratically owned and controlled companies, the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation (MCC), located in northern Spain.
- Participant in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, "Teaching the History of Political Economy," sponsored by the Center for the History of Political Economy, June 7 to June 25, 2010 at Duke University.
- Saint Xavier University Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009-2010