John P. Clark

Gregory F. Curtin, S.J., Distinguished Professor in Humane Letters and the Professions and Professor of Philosophy

College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Department of Philosophy
Office Location
414 Bobet Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
Department of Philosophy
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 79
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-2790
E-mail Address
Personal Website


Ph.D., Tulane University, 1974; M.A., Tulane University, 1967; B.A., Tulane University, 1963

Short Bio

John P. Clark is the Gregory F. Curtin Distinguished Professor of Humane Letters and the Professions, Professor of Philosophy, and a member of the Environmental Studies faculty. He is the author of Max Stirner’s Egoism (Freedom Press), The Philosophical Anarchism of William Godwin (Princeton University Press), The Anarchist Moment (Black Rose Books), Anarchy, Geography, Modernity: The Radical Social Thought of Elisée Reclus (PM Press), and most recently The Impossible Community: Realizing Communitarian Anarchism (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013). He co-edited Environmental Philosophy: From Animal Rights to Radical Ecology (Pearson). He has also written several books under his pseudonym, Max Cafard, including, most recently, Surregional Explorations (Charles H. Kerr, 2012).  He is at work on a number of projects, including a reformulation of the philosophy of social ecology and a historico-philosophical reflection on culture and crisis in 19th Century New Orleans. He was the recipient of Loyola's Dux Academicus Award. He co-moderates Research on Anarchism, an international multilingual discussion list and research archives, writes a column, "Imagined Ecologies," for the journal Capitalism Nature Socialism, and edits the cyberjournal Psychic Swamp: The Surregional Review. His research interests include dialectical thought, ecological philosophy, environmental ethics, anarchist and libertarian thought, theories of the imaginary, cultural critique, and Buddhist and Daoist philosophy. An archive of over one-hundred of his articles and papers can be found at . He has long been active in the green movement, an international movement for ecology, peace, social justice, and grassroots democracy. He also works in ecological restoration, which for many years he has been practicing on an 83 acre tract along Bayou LaTerre, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.