Maudemarie Clark



Professor of Philosophy

Contact Information

HMNSS 3209
951-827-1513 (message phone)


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976

Areas of Interest

19th Century German Philosophy; Friedrich Nietzsche


Professor Clark came to  UCR from Colgate University where she served as George Carleton Jr. Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy. Before joining Colgate, she taught for ten years in the Philosophy Department at Columbia University. Specializing in 19th century German philosophy, her main focus has been on the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche.

Selected Publications

Nietzsche on Truth and Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, Reprint, 1991).

The Soul of Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil (Cambridge, 2012).

Edited Books:

Maudemarie Clark and Brian Leiter, eds. Nietzsche’s Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Selected Papers and Book Chapters:

“Nietzsche was no Lamarckian,”  The Journal of Nietzsche Studies 44:2 (Summer 2013): 282-296.

“Nietzsche’s Ethics,” in John Skorupski, ed., Routledge Companion to Ethics (Routledge, 2010): 204-216.

“Nietzsche on the Will,” in Ken Gemes and Simon May, eds., Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy (Oxford University Press, 2009): 247-268.

“Nietzsche as Anti-Metaphysician,” in Robin Le Poidevin, ed., Routledge Companion to Metaphysics (Routledge, 2009): 161-170.

“Nietzsche and Moral Objectivity,” in Brian Leiter and Neil Sinhababu, eds., Nietzsche and Morality (Oxford University Press, 2007): 192-226.

“On Nietzsche’s Darwinism,” International Studies in Philosophy 39, No. 3 (2007): 117-134.

“The Naturalisms of Beyond Good and Evil,” in Keith Ansell-Pearson, ed., A Companion to Nietzsche (Blackwell, 2006): 148-167.

“Nietzsche and Green on the Transcendental Tradition,” International Studies in Philosophy 37, No. 3 (2005): 37-60.

“Nietzsche’s Post-Positivism,” European Journal of Philosophy 12, No. 3 (2004): 369-385.

“On the Rejection of Morality: Williams’ Debt to Nietzsche,” in Richard Schacht, ed., Nietzsche’s Postmoralism (Cambridge University Press, 2002):100-122.

“Learning to Read Nietzsche,” International Studies in Philosophy 33, No. 3 (2001): 53-64.

“Immoralism,” in Lawrence C. Becker, ed., Encyclopedia of Ethics (Routledge, 2001, 2nd edition) Vol. 2: 838-842

“Nietzsche’s Doctrine of the Will to Power: Neither Ontological nor Biological,” International Studies in Philosophy 32, No. 3 (2000): 119-135.