• Community & Visitors
    Community & Visitors
  • Families
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
    Faculty & Staff
  • Current Students
    Current Students
  • Prospective Students
    Prospective Students

Dr. Alban Urbanas
Professor of Philosophy and French

Why I Teach:

"My commitment is to the fostering of intellectual curiosity, the expansion of mental horizons, and the pursuit of knowledge for the common good."

Contact Information

College Center 432
(302) 736-2572


Ph.D., University of Paris
M.B.A., George Mason University
M.A., University of Paris
B.A., University of Paris

Professional Activities


  •  Translation of “Beckett’s Generic Writing,” by the contemporary French philosopher Alain Badiou, in “The Beckett Critical Reader,” edited by S.E. Gontarski, Edinburgh University Press, 2012.

  •  Translation of “Wagner’s Ascetic Ideal According to Nietzsche”, by Sarah Kofman, in Nietzsche, Genealogy, Morality: Essays on Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morals, ed. R. Schacht, University of California Press, 1994.

  • “On ‘essentially’ in Aristotle, in Aristotle’s Ontology, ed. A. Preus and J. Anton, SUNY Press, 1992.

  • “On the Alleged Impossibility of a Science of Accidents in Aristotle”, in Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2, New School for Social Research, 1990.

  • La notion d’accident chez Aristote: logique et métaphysique, Bellarmin/Les Belles Lettres, Paris and Montreal, 1988.

Courses Taught

PH100 Introduction to Philosophy
FR100 Beginning French I
HN102 Nature of Knowledge
PH200 Logic
PH260 Critical Thinking
PH300 Business Ethics
PH310 Existentialism
PH350 Ancient Philosophy
ES411 Environmental Ethics