Albert Anderson

Albert Anderson, Professor Emeritus, Arts & Humanities Division

Professor Emeritus

Arts & Humanities Division

Albert A. Anderson is president of Agora Publications, which specializes in translating, adapting, and performing classical philosophical texts in contemporary American English.

He is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Babson College where he served as chair of the Liberal Arts Division, Chair of the Arts & Humanities Division, and as Murata Professor of Ethics.

At Babson he regularly taught in the undergraduate program, the MBA program, and the Center for Executive Education. He held tenured positions at Babson College, Clark University, and Albion College and taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Bates College, and Boston University. At Clark University, he was Chair of Visual and Performing Arts; at RISD he was Chair of the Liberal Arts.

Dr. Anderson’s scholarly work centers on ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, Greek Philosophy, and general topics in the philosophy of value. Editions Rodopi published his book, Universal Justice: A Dialectic Approach, as part of its Value Inquiry Book Series. His current activity centers on writing and performing a series of blogs and podcasts called “Bringing Philosophy to Life.” The Agora podcasts are part of the “Saga Talks” series, published and distributed globally by Saga/Egmont of Copenhagen, Denmark.

He continues to translate Plato’s major dialogues from Ancient Greek and adapt them for dramatic performance. Along with his late wife, Lieselotte Anderson, he translated and adapted audio versions of modern philosophical texts by Kant, Nietzsche, Hume, Mill, Bergson, Whitehead, Thoreau, and Gandhi. Other publications include a translation from French of Mikel Dufrenne’s The Phenomenology of Aesthetic Experience, published by Northwestern University Press, and more than 80 papers on various philosophical topics.

He served as president and was a founding member of the International Society for Universal Dialogue, established in Warsaw, Poland in 1989, and as treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Bradford College and as a consultant to more than three-dozen colleges and universities throughout the United States.