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Michael A. Gillespie, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy and Bass Fellow

Michael A. Gillespie
Contact Info:
Office Location:  204G Gross Hall, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-4308
Email Address:  

Teaching (Spring 2016):

  • POLSCI 789.01, WRKSHP NORMATIVE POL THEORY II Synopsis
    SEE INSTRU, W 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
  • POLSCI 890-1.01, POLITICAL THEORY Synopsis
    LSRC B105, Th 01:25 PM-03:30 PM
Teaching (Fall 2016):

  • HOUSECS 59.06, HOUSE COURSE (SP TOP) Synopsis
    Keohane 4D 201 SEM, M 08:00 PM-09:15 PM
  • POLSCI 175FS.01, FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 216, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • FOCUS 195FS.09, SPECIAL TOPICS IN FOCUS Synopsis
    SEE INSTRU, Th 06:00 PM-07:30 PM
  • POLSCI 890-1.01, POLITICAL THEORY Synopsis
    LSRC B105, M 01:40 PM-04:00 PM
Office Hours:

Monday 3-4 pm or by Appt.
Education:

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

Political Theory
Political Institutions
Research Interests: Continental Political Philosophy, Humanism, Religion and Politics, German Idealism, Existentialism, American Political Thought

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.

Duties:

Director, Duke Program in American Values and Institutions Director, AB Duke Scholars Program Director, Visions of Freedom Focus Program Director, Duke in Oxford Program
Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. MA Gillespie, Nihilism After Nietzsche, Bollettino Filosofico no. Nihilism and Modernity. Rethinking Moder (May, 2015) .
  2. MA Gillespie, Socinianism and the Political Theology of Liberalism, in Oxford Handbook of Political Theology, edited by M Kessler and S Casey, manual (May, 2015), Oxford University Press .
  3. MA Gillespie, The Problems of Modernity and the Possibilities of Human Thriving, Perspectives Libres, vol. 12 no. Sept (May, 2015) .
  4. MA Gillespie, Nietzsche's Final Teaching, manual (May, 2015), University of Chicago Press .
  5. MA Gillespie and J Harpham, Life and Thought: The Structure of Montaigne's Essays and the Idea of the Self, manual (May, 2015) .

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