Philosophy and Humanities


Professor Marnie Binder

My name is Marnie Binder, and I am a Professor of Philosophy and Humanities. My teaching experience thus far spans a diverse spectrum of subject matter. I have taught online and onsite, as well as inside and outside the United States, for over a decade.

I have completed a variety of coursework around the United States and abroad. I hold a dual-Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, a Master of Arts in "Humanities and Social Thought" from New York University, and a Doctorate in "Humanity and Thought in History" from the department of History and Philosophy at the University of Alcalá in Madrid, Spain.

My doctoral dissertation was a 600-page analysis on possible dialogues between Spanish Philosopher José Ortega y Gasset and pragmatism in the figures of John Dewey, William James, and Ferdinand Schiller. The objective was to study where there is pragmatism within Ortega's philosophy, and where there is some historicism inherent in pragmatism, all being relatively contemporary philosophers. Ortega's brief discussion of pragmatist thought was a fervent rejection of it. Further, as opposed to Ortega who wrote at great length on what he called his "meditations on history," pragmatists wrote little on the topic of the philosophy of history.

My research interests are principally in the Philosophy of History, Ethics, and Aesthetics.

Currently I am a Lecturer for California State University, Sacramento, an Adjunct Philosophy Professor for Yuba College, as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Humanities at Cosumnes River College. I also teach Humanities online for DeVry University.