When I was a kid, I was a terrible student. If I got two Ds on my report card my father would be so pleased that I had passed two classes he would buy me a bike. They didn’t have special ed. back then for kids like me. Instead, they had the reading groups. There were The Blue Birds, The Yellow Birds, and I was always in another group that everyone knew: The Crows. Our books still had pictures and that big print that I never understood. There was nothing wrong with our eyes; we were just thought to be slow. There was Billy Pizzapi, who ate paste, that little girl who smiled for no apparent reason, and me. For me the school year always ended in August, after summer school. I just wasn’t very good at acquiring and retaining information, but somehow I became a philosopher, or maybe that’s the very reason I became a philosopher.

James P. Danaher, Ph.D.

James P. Danaher, Ph.D. is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus and former Head of the Philosophy Department at Nyack College in Nyack, NY. He is the author of seven books and over sixty articles that have appeared in Philosophy and Theology journals.

Dr. Danaher is available for media interviews on a variety of topics covering religion, philosophy, and sociology including prejudice, race, social class and love relationships.

Mysticism: the Other Logic

Philosophy of Love

Contemporary Continental Philosophy

The British Empiricists

Modern Continental Philosophy

History of Social and Political Thought

Introduction to Philosophy

Prejudice, Discrimination, and Morality

Sociology of the Family

Race, Gender, & Social Class

Honors: Ancient Philosophy

Honors: Modern Philosophy

Philosophical Hermeneutics

Feminist Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion

The Dialogues of Plato

A Social History of the Sexes

Aristotle and the Medievals


Introduction to Sociology


The Postmodern Gospel

Honors: Medieval Philosophy

Honors: Contemporary Philosophy

1990 Ph.D. Philosophy The City University of New York, New York, N.Y.
1989 M. Phil. Philosophy The City University of New York, New York, N.Y.
1983 M.A. Philosophy The New School for Social Research, New York, N.Y.
1976 M.A. Sociology Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, N.J.
1975 B.A. Philosophy Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, N.J.