Christopher C Byron

Grad Teaching Asst

Philosophy & Religious Studies • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Marxism, Anarchism, Socialism, Political Theory, and Critical Realism.

Education

University of Central Florida: Bachelor of Arts, Political Science - International Studies

University of Central Florida: Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy

University of North Florida: Candidate for Masters of Arts, Philosophy
 

Biography

Awards

UCF Presidents Honor Roll
Fall 2008 through Fall 2012

Honors in the Major Thesis: A Marxian Concept of Human Nature in Defense of Alienation: A Revolutionary Exegesis of a Revolutionary Philosophy

 

Participated and ranked highly in several on campus, and regional Ethics Bowls.

Affiliations

Students for a Democratic Society

PhiSci (Philosophical Society) at UCF

Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) at UCF

Food not Bombs Orlando

Deep Green Resistance

Golden Key Society
 

Publications & Presentations

Academic Publications:

"A Critique of Sean Sayers' Marxian Theory of Human Nature" in Science and Society, Vol 78, no 2. April, 2014.

 

"The Normative Force Behind Marx's Theory of Alienation" in Critique: A Journal of Socialist Theory (Forthcoming)

 

 

Book Reviews:

 

Liberalism: A Counter-History. Domenico Losurdo, Translated by Gregory Elliott, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books
http://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/reviews/2013/695

 

Dialectics of Human Nature in Marx's Philosophy. Mehmet Tabak, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books January 2013.
http://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/reviews/2013/758

 

Reification: A New Look at an Old Idea. Axel Honneth, Studies in Social and Political Thought, Vol 21, Summer 2013.
http://ssptjournal.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/sspt-21-default.pdf

 

Philosophy for Militants. Alain Badiou, Science and Society, Vol 77, No 1. January, 2014.

 

Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach. Martha Nussbaum, Journal of Critical Realism, Forthcoming.

 

 

 

Non Academic Publications:

 

“Unsustainable Sustainability” in Sounds of a Democratic Society, 20 (02/2012)

 

“Mayday or May Day?” in Sounds of a Democratic Society, 23 (05/2012)

 

“Marx’s View of Human Nature” http://socialistworker.org/2012/10/09/marxs-view-of-human-nature (10/09/12)

 

"Marx's Human Nature: Distinguishing Essence from Essentialism", in With Sober Senses, Marxist Humanist Initiative. 3/1/2013
http://www.marxisthumanistinitiative.org/philosophy-organization/marx%E2%80%99s-human-nature-distinguishing-essence-from-essentialism.html

 

 

 

Presentation:

Panel Discussion on Capitalism, Politics and the Natural World, University of Central Florida
February 23, 2012

 

“Good Sense, Common Sense, and Establishing the General Will in Praxis: Reflections on Gramsci and Rousseau,” UCF, (04/2012)


Marx After the Crisis
UNF Philosophy Club, October, 05, 2012

 

“The Normative Force Behind Marx’s Theory of Alienation.” Third Annual UGA-Graduate Philosophy Student Conference. University of Georgia, March 22, 2013.

 

“The Normative Force Behind Marx’s Theory of Alienation.” Society of Women's Advancement in Philosophy's Annual Conference. Florida State University, March 29, 2013.


 

“The Normative Force Behind Marx’s Theory of Alienation.” Florida Philosophical Association 59th Annual Conference. Stetson University, November 16, 2013.
 

 

 

 

Professional Activities:

Co-Organizer (with The Economic Society) for the presentation The Failure of Capitalist Production, by Andrew Kliman. University of North Florida, April 12th 2013.
 

 

Chair, Taylor Cyr’s “Divine Sovereignty and Divine Commands.” 16th Annual Northeast Florida Student Philosophy Conference, University of North Florida, March 2nd 2013.

 

 

Panel Discussion on Capitalism, Politics and the Natural World
February 23, 2012

 

 

Coordinator for Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) at UCF

 

Golden Key Society Member 2008-2010

 

University of Central Florida Ethics Bowl, 2009 & 2010
Placement: 3 out of 10

 

South East Regional Ethics Bowl, 2009
Placement: 4 out of 25

 

National Ethics Bowls, 2009
 



 

ByronContact Information

(904) 620-1330

c.byron@unf.edu