Duke University Political Science

    Michael A. Gillespie
  • Michael A. Gillespie

  • Professor of Political Science and Director of the Duke Program in American Values and Institutions
  • Political Science
  • 204G Gross Hall
  • Campus Box 90204
  • Phone: +1 919 660 4308
  • Fax: (919) 660-4330
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 1:30-3:15 or by Appt.
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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Specialties

    • Political Theory
    • Political Institutions
  • Research Summary

    Continental Political Philosophy, Humanism, Religion and Politics, German Idealism, Existentialism, American Political Thought
  • Research Description

    Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, works in political philosophy, with particular emphasis on modern continental theory and the history of political philosophy. He is the author of Hegel, Heidegger and the Ground of History, Nihilism before Nietzsche, and The Theological Origins of Modernity. He is also co-editor of Nietzsche's New Seas: Explorations in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Politics, Ratifying the Constitution, and Homo Politicus, Homo Economicus. He has published articles on Montaigne, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Existentialism, and various topics in American political thought and public philosophy, as well as on the relation of religion and politics. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Templeton Foundation, the Liberty Fund, the Jack Miller Foundation, the Smith Foundation, and the Earhart Foundation. He is the Director of the Duke Program in American Values and Institutions, the AB Duke Scholars Program, the Duke in Oxford Program, and the Visions of Freedom Focus Program.
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • University of Chicago,
      • 1981
      • Research fellow,
      • Ruhr Universität-Hegel Archives, Bochum, Germany,
      • 1976
      • A.B. magna cum laude,
      • Philosophy and Government,
      • Harvard University,
      • 1973
  • Recent Publications

      • M.A. Gillespie.
      • "Machiavelli's Modernity and the Christian Tradition."
      • The Modern Turn.
      • Catholic University Press,
      • Accepted, 2014.
      • M.A. Gillespie.
      • "The Anti-Trinitarian Origins of Liberalism."
      • Boston University Series on Religion and Politics.
      • Accepted, 2014.
      • M.A. Gillespie.
      • "In the Shadow of Modernity."
      • Orientale Lumen IV
      • Melbourne, Australia:
      • Accepted, 2014.
      • M.A. Gillespie.
      • "“Too Many Wins for North Carolina to Reject Medicaid Expansion,”."
      • Raleigh News and Observer, February 19, 2013.
      • (2013)
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      • M.A. Gillespie.
      • "“Jean Elshtain: In Memorium,”."
      • Review of Politics
      • (2013)
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  • Postdoctoral Students

    • Nora Hanagan
      • August 2012-June 2016
    • James Patterson
      • Aug. 2012-June 2013
    • Alex Schulman
      • August 2011-June 2013
    • Nicolaus Troester
      • Aug. 2011-June 2012
    • Randall Hendrickson
      • Aug. 2010- June 2012
    • Michael Faber
      • 2009-2011
  • PhD Students

    • Jonathan Schwarz
    • Matthew Cole
    • Aaron B. Roberts
    • Darren J. Beattie
  • Teaching

    • POLSCI 676S.01
      • HEGEL'S POL PHILOSOPHY
      • Gross Hall 104
      • MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    • POLSCI 789.01
      • WRKSHP NORMATIVE POL THEORY II
      • Carr 106
      • W 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
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