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Michael A. Gillespie, Professor and Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Political Science    editMichael A. Gillespie

Office Location: 308 Perkins Library
Office Phone: +1 919-660-4308
Fax:  (919) 660-4330
Email Address: send me a message

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

Political Philosophy
Continental Philosophy

Research Interests:
Michael Gillespie (Ph.D. University of Chicago) 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, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and various topics in American political thought, 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 Earhart Foundation, the Smith Foundation, and The Jack Miller Center. He is the Director of the Gerst Program in Political, Economic, and Humanistic Studies, and the Duke Program in American Values and Institutions.

Areas of Interest:
Political Philosophy, 
Modern Continental Philosophy, 
History of Political Philosophy

Teaching (Fall 2015):
  • POLSCI 175FS.01, Freedom and responsibility Synopsis
    Gross Hall 111, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • FOCUS 195FS.09, Special topics in focus Synopsis
    East Union 01, Th 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
  • POLSCI 577S.01, Nietzsche's polit philos Synopsis
    Gross Hall 105, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
  • POLSCI 788.01, Wrkshp normative pol theory Synopsis
    SEE INSTRU, W 12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)
  • M.A. Gillespie. "Machiavelli's Modernity and the Christian Tradition." The Modern Turn  (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 (Accepted, 2014).
  • M.A. Gillespie. "“Too Many Wins for North Carolina to Reject Medicaid Expansion,”." Raleigh News and Observer, February 19, 2013. (2013).
  • M.A. Gillespie. "“Jean Elshtain: In Memorium,”." Review of Politics (2013).

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