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Department of Philosophy


Ignas Kęstutis Skrupskelis

Title: Professor Emeritus
Department: Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
Email: iksas@PBTCOMM.NET
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  • BS, Fordham College, 1959
  • Ph. D., University of Toronto, 1967

I came to the University of South Carolina in fall 1964 and stayed  until my retirement in 1994. 

Research Interests

After my retirement, I completed work on twelve volumes of Correspondence of William James. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and my retirement, I have devoted most of my time to pre-war Lithuanian history.   As yet unpublished is a biography of a Lithuanian socialist.   I am preparing a collection of my Lithuanian essays on the events of 1940-1941 which should be published this year.

Recent Publications

  • "The Ashes of Usucly: Reflections After Editing William James," Transactions of the Charles S, Peirce Society, vol. 43, p. 250-275. 2007.
  • "James and Epistemic Pluralism," Oxford Handbook of William James. 2018.

Recent Awards and Honors

In 2013 I received an honorary doctorate from Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.  

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.