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University of Illinois Springfield

Department of Philosophy University of Illinois Springfield

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Dr. Roxanne Marie Kurtz

Roxanne KurtzDr. Roxanne Marie Kurtz
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. Philosophy – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Phone: (217) 206-8218
Office:  UHB 4042

Teaching Concentration: Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Ethics and Metaphysics.

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UIS
  • Teaching Fellow, Harvard University
  • Instructor in Philosophy/Political Science/Women’s Studies, MIT
  • Teaching Assistant, MIT


  • Persistence: Contemporary Readings, co-editor – 2006
  • “Meanness, Generosity, and Rawlsian Distributive Justice” – Journal of Philosophical Research- 2004


  • “Liberal Multiculturalism, Making it Liberal and Multicultural”- AAUW, Boston Area Winter Meeting, 2004
  • “Reality Schmeality: Life in The Matrix” – IAP series, MIT, 2003