Tony Smith

Professor Emeritus


Dept:Philosophy & Religious Studies
Office:402 Catt
2224 Osborn Dr.
Ames IA

Research Areas

Social and Political Philosophy; Marxian Social Theory; Philosophy of Technology; Hegel; Habermas; Critical Theory


PhD State University of New York at Stony Brook
BA Boston College
additional graduate work at the University of Tübingen and University of Munich

Courses Taught

Philosophy of Technology
Social and Political Philosophy
Contemporary Political Philosophy
Nineteenth Century Continental Philosophy
Twenty and Twenty-First Century Continental Philosophy

Selected Publications

Globalisation: A Systematic Marxian Account, Brill Press, 2005. [paperback: Haymarket Books, 2009.]

Technology and Capital in the Age of Lean Production: A Marxian Critique of the “New Economy,” State University of New York Press, 2000.

Dialectical Social Theory and Its Critics: From Hegel to Analytical Marxism and Postmodernism, State University of New York Press, 1993.

The Role of Ethics in Social Theory: Essays from a Habermasian Perspective, State University of New York Press, 1991.

The Logic of Marx’s Capital: Replies to Hegelian Criticisms, State University of New York Press, 1990.

Hegel’s Logic and Marx’s Capital: A Reexamination (co-edited with Fred Moseley), Brill, 2014.

Dialectics for a New Century (co-edited with Bertell Ollman), Palgrave/Macmillan, 2007.

Professional Activity

Editorial Board, Historical Materialism; Science and Society; Capitalism, Nature, Socialism; Marxism 21, Against the Current