Teaching Professor, Philosophy
Dr. DeMarco (Ph.D, Vanderbilt University 1991) has taught full time at Clark since 2007, serving as Lecturer since 2011 and Senior Lecturer since 2014. He has worked for three decades to develop a 'Neosocratic' philosophy that engages Western and Asian wisdom traditions, and which offers a fresh approach to the philosophical life, meaning, metaphysics, nature, and human agency and interagency. Central to this approach is how the lineaments of wisdom might be intimated in the questions by which it is sought and the qualifications of language and thought needed to articulate these. The approach hangs on a general theory of symbolization and the metaphysics of nature implied by this theory. Ethics and aesthetics follow in turn. Wes was awarded the Aristotle Prize by the Metaphysical Society of America in 1997. He was awarded the Frank Thompson Award for excellence in sleight of hand in 1977. He is ranked in three styles of martial art. Wes is a published poet and amateur composer and guitarist (Listen to his Soundcloud).
- Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1991
- M.A., Catholic University of America, 1986
- B.A., Catholic University of America, 1981
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"Philosophical Dialogue and Metaphysical Fluency"
72nd Annual meeting of the Metaphysical Society of America
"Gandhi's Concept of Truth"
Clark's Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Gandhi's birth
Sponsored by Robert H. Goddard Library
"An Environmental Ethic Worth Mulling"
Northern New England Philosophical Association
College of the Holy Cross