J. Peter Euben

Research Professor Emeritus of Political Science

External Address: 
319 Perkins Lib, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204
Phone: 
(919) 660-4367
Specialties: 
Behavior Identities, Political Theory

PETER EUBEN (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is Research Professor of Political Science and the Kenan Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Ethics. He specializes in ancient, modern, and contemporary political thought; literature and politics; political education; democratic culture and politics; and the politics of morality. He is the author of The Tragedy of Political Theory, Corrupting Youth, and Platonic Noise, editor of Political Theory and Greek Tragedy, and co-editor of Athenian Political Thought and the Reconstitution of American Democracy. He has published articles in numerous journals including The American Political Science Review, and Political Theory. He has received fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research council, the National Humanities Foundation, and was a Laurence Rockefeller Fellow at the Princeton Center for the Study of Human Values. He has also won five teaching awards. He is presently working on a book entitled, The Necessities of Utopia and the Prospects for Rationality.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley 1968
  • M.A., University of California at Berkeley 1964
  • B.A., Swarthmore College 1961

Euben, JP. "The Uses of Classical Political Theory in Contemporary America." Historically Speaking (March 2005). (Academic Article)

Euben, JP. "Platonic noise." POLITICAL THEORY 31.1 (February 2003): 63-91. Full Text

Euben, JP. "Critical patriotism." ACADEME-BULLETIN OF THE AAUP 88.5 (2002): 43-44.

Euben, JP. "Dissenting with Ober (review essay)." Polis (December 2000). (Academic Article)

Euben, JP. "Reforming the Liberal Arts." Civic Arts Review 13.2 (2000). (Academic Article)

Euben, JP. "On the Uses and Disadvantages of Hellenic States for Political and Social Life." Polis 15 (1998): 45-74. (Academic Article)

Euben, JP. "The Debate Over the Can(n)on." Civic Arts Review 7.1 (December 1994): 4-15. (Academic Article)

EUBEN, J. "DEMOCRACY ANCIENT AND MODERN." PS-POLITICAL SCIENCE & POLITICS 26.3 (September 1993): 478-480. Full Text

Euben, JP. "How to Study Ancient Moral and Political Philosophy." Polis 11.1 (1992): 3-27. (Academic Article)

Pages