​​​​David Sprintzen

David Sprintzen is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Long Island University, having served as Chairperson of the Philosophy Department at LIU/Post, and as Vice-Chairperson of the College’s Faculty Council and Vice-President of the University Faculty Senate. I co-founded the Institute for Sustainable Development at Long Island University and served as its Co-Director for seven years. I have authored four books: Camus: A Critical Examination, Sartre and Camus: An Historic Confrontation, The Drama of Thought: an inquiry into the place of philosophy in human experience, and, most recently, Critique of Western Philosophy and Social Theory.

I am also a founder, and for the first 20 years of its history, Co-Chair of the Long Island Progressive Coalition. In addition, I was the founder and for 20 years the Executive Director of the Research and Education Project of Long Island. I am currently a member of the Executive Committee of Long Island Jobs With Justice, and am a long-time member, and currently a Board member of the Ethical Culture Society of Long Island. I served on New York Governor Mario Cuomo’s Shoreham Commission. Among numerous honors and awards, I have received awards from Vision Long Island and from Sustainable Long Island for being a founder of the movement for sustainability on Long Island, and most recently received the Social Justice Leadership Award from the Ethical Society. I have written many theoretical and practical articles as well as scholarly and popular presentations, continue to teach in the Hutton House Lecture Series at LIU/Post, and at public venues mostly in the New York Metropolitan Area. (An up to date listing of these presentations can be found at my Blog:  

I may be reached by mail at dsprintz@me.com


​​​“All my idols have feet of clay”
Albert Camus