Stephen C. Ferguson

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentLiberal Studies


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OfficeGeneral Classroom Building
Room: 206

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Stephen C. Ferguson


Ph D: Philosophy, University of Kansas, 2004

MA: Philosophy, University of Kansas, 1999

BA: Philosophy & History with minor in Black Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1996

Research Interests

Social and Political Philosophy, Marxism, Africana Philosophy, Critical Race Theory, Philosophy of Sport, Philosophy of Social Science

Recent Publications

Meyerson, Gregory  Ferguson, Stephen   (2016).  Shred of Truth: Antinomy and Synecdoche in the Work of Ta'Ne'Hisi Coates.  In Joseph Ramsay; David Downing  (65/66, 67/68,  33-34,  pp. 251-99).  Works and Days.

Ferguson II, Stephen  McClendon III, John   (2016).  On the Dialectical Evolution of Malcolm X’s Anti-Capitalist Critique: Interrogating his Political Philosophy of Black Nationalism.  In Dustin Byrd and Seyed Javad ,  Time is on the Side of the Oppressed: Essays in Honor of Malcolm X   Brill/Leiden.

Ferguson II, Stephen  (2016).  Categorical Conversion as Nkrumaist Dialectics: Dialectical Arguments in Nkrumah’s Consciencism.  In Martin Ajei,  Disentangling Consciencism: Kwame Nkrumah’s Practical Philosophy Today   Lexington Books.

Ferguson II, Stephen  (2014).  Understanding the Legacy of Dr. Wayman Bernard McLaughlin: On the Problem of Interpretation in the History of African American Philosophy.  (2,  13,  pp. 2-11).  American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience .

Ferguson II, Stephen  (2013).  Marxism, Philosophy and the Africana World: A Philosophical Commentary.  In George Yancy  (4,  43,  pp. 65-73).  Black Scholar.

Ferguson II, Stephen  (2013).  On the Occasion of William R. Jones’s Death: Remembering the Feuerbachian Tradition in African-American Social Thought.  In George Yancy & John McClendon  (2,  12,  pp. 14-19).  American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience .

Ferguson, Stephen  (2012).  The Philosopher King: Dialectics in the Political Thought and Practice of Martin Luther King, Jr..  In Robert E. Birt,  Philosophical Perspectives on Martin Luther King, Jr.   Lexington Books.

Ferguson, Stephen  McClendon, John  (2012).  Indignity and Death: Philosophical Commentary on White Terror, Black Death and the Trayvon Martin Tragedy.  Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics   Lexington Books.