Normative Political Theory & Philosophy

Faculty Working in this Field

H. Geoffrey Brennan
Research Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 201 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5951
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Evan Charney
Associate Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy
250 Rubenstein Hall, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 613-9213
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J. Peter Euben
Research Professor Emeritus of Political Science
319 Perkins Lib, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4367
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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... Full Profile »

Michael A. Gillespie
Professor of Political Science
204G Gross Hall, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4308
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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... Full Profile »

Ruth W. Grant
Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 293 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4316
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Ruth Grant is a Professor of Political Science at Duke University, specializing in political theory with a particular interest in early modern philosophy and political ethics. She is the author of John Locke's Liberalism and of Hypocrisy and Integrity: Machiavelli, Rousseau and the Ethics of... Full Profile »

Malachi H. Hacohen
Associate Professor of History
210 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 684-6819
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MALACHI HAIM HACOHEN (Ph.D., Columbia), Bass Fellow and Associate Professor of History, Political Science and Religion, is Director of the Center for European Studies, and member of the faculty of German and Jewish Studies, as well as the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology & Medicine... Full Profile »

Nora Hanagan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, Room 208 Gross Hall Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4338
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Alexander Kirshner
Assistant Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 204K Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4312
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My research cuts across democratic theory, comparative politics and constitutional law. I have just completed a book investigating the paradoxical ethical dilemmas raised by antidemocratic opposition to democratic government (A Theory of Militant Democracy, Yale University Press, 2014). My current... Full Profile »

Jack Knight
Frederic Cleaveland Professor of Law and Political Science
Duke Law School 210 Science Dr, Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 613-8551
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A renowned political scientist and legal theorist, Professor Knight's scholarly work focuses on modern social and political theory, law and legal theory, and political economy. He holds a joint appointment with Duke Law School and Duke's Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, where he teaches in the... Full Profile »

Richard Salsman
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
PO Box 61677, Durham, NC 27715
(617) 412-8303
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Thomas A. Spragens
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 204F Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4313
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Professor of Political Science, specializes in modern political theory and the contemporary theory of liberal democracy. He has written The Dilemma of Contemporary Political Theory: Toward a Post-Behavioral Science of Politics (1973), The Politics of Motion: The World of Thomas Hobbes(1973), and... Full Profile »