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Michael A. Gillespie

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Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204 (919) 660-4300 (office)

Ph.D.The University of Chicago1981
Research fellowRuhr Universität-Hegel Archives, Bochum, Germany1976
A.B. magna cum laudeHarvard University1973
Areas of Research

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

Professional Experience / Employment History

Duke University
Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Political Science in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, 2003 - 2009
Professor, Department of Philosophy, 1998-present
Professor, Department of Political Science, 1995-present
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, 1991-1995
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, 1983-1990
University of Chicago
Instructor, The College and Department of Political Science, 1981-1983
St. Olaf College
Instructor, Department of Political Science, 1979-1980
Loyola University of Chicago
Lecturer, Department of Political Science, 1975-1976
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Phi Beta Kappa-Honorary, Unknown, May, 2010
Fellow, National Humanities Center, September, 2004-2005
Bass Society of Fellows, Duke University, April, 2003
Leo Strauss Award, American Political Science Association, 1982
Earhart Fellowship, 1975-1976
Hawley Scholar, University of Chicago, 1974-1975
Professional Service

Dept Officer
Acting Chair, Department of Political Science, 2006-07
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, 1991-1995, 2000
Faculty Computer Liaison
McCubbins Review Committee, December 2013
Dept Committees
Chair, Political Theory Field, 2010 - present
member, McCubbins Review Committee, 2012-2013
Chair, Curriculum Committee, January 01, 2010-April 2010
Subcommittee of Planniing Committee on Fund-Raising, Dec. 2009-Mar. 2010
Nominator, Earhart Foundation, 1999-
Dept Services
Director, Political Theory Workshop, 2011 - present
Director, Erlangen Exchange Program, 2011 - present
Chair, Political Theory Prelim, 2011 - present
A&S Council
Director, AB Duke Scholarship Program, 2013 - present
Director, Duke in Oxford Program, 2013 - present
Focus Advisory Committee, 2013 - present
PPE Executive Committee, 2013 - present
Co-Convenor, Duke/UNC Political Theory Colloquium, 2012-14
Convenor, Meetings at the Crossroads Committee, 2013 - present
Humanities Collective, 2013 - present
Director, Scharf Lecture Series, 2013 - present
Hayek Lecture Committee, 2012 - present
University Committee
participant, University Human Rights Seminar, September 01, 2011 - present
Franklin Center Working Group on Sports, September 01, 2010 - present
Member, AB Duke Selection Committee, January 01, 2010 - present
member, Marshall/Rhodes Interview Committee, January 01, 2010 - present
Director, Director, Visions of Freedom Focus Program, July 1, 2002 - present
Member, Focus Program Executive Committee, July 1, 2002 - present
Chair, OUSF Director Review Committee, April 1, 2012
Chair, University Athletic Council, September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2010
University Services
Director, Director, Duke Program in American Values and Institutions, 2008 - present
Member, Bass Society of Fellows, 2003 - present
Director, Director, The Gerst Program in Political, Economic, and Humanistic Studies, 1998-2013
Germany as Gateway, November 2012
Papers Refereed
co-partner : Australian Resarch Council Education Proposal, co-partner : Australian Resarch Council Education Proposal. 2012, 2012 - present
Web editor : National Humanity Center's Human Rights Conference, Web editor : National Humanity Center's Human Rights Conference. January 1, 2011, January 01, 2011 - present
Board Member : Statesmanship Group, Board Member : Statesmanship Group. January 1, 2011, January 01, 2011 - 2013
Editorial Board Review of Politics, Editorial Board Review of Politics. 2009, 2009 - present
Divan Society, Divan Society. 2012, 2012
Special Projects
Board of Advisors, Critical Review, 2013 - present
Reviewer for National Humanities Center Proposals, 1990 - present
member, Political Theory, 1 January 2019
Panelist/Reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities, present
Editorial Board, Review of Politics, undefined, 2008 - present
director, Appalachian Institution, Aug. 2010
   "The Origin and Crisis of Individual Liberty," a week long seminar
Panelist/Reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities
Member, Professional Associations
   American Political Science Association, Southern Political Science Association, Hegel Society of America, Hobbes Society of America, American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy,
Member, Conference for the Study of Political Thought
Reviewer, Reviews in many scholarly journals
Editorial Board, Political Theory, 1995-2000
Co-Director, John M. Olin Center for Normative Political Economy, 1988-1993
Editorial Board, Journal of Politics, 1985-1993
Editorial Board, American Political Science Review, 1991-1995
Selected Recent Invited Talks

“Human Rights Education,”, National Humanities Center, June 21, 2013
“Nietzsche, the Greeks, and Our Experience of Sports,”, Harvard University, February 20, 2013
Doing Nothing or Nothing Doing, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, June 25, 2012
In the Shadow of Modernity, Melbourne Australia, July 4, 2012
Machiavelli and the Christian Tradition, Bryn Mawr College, Jan. 25, 2012
The Anti-Trinitarinian Origins of Liberalism, University of Chicago, Oct. 15, 2012
Religion and Politics, Boston College, April 27, 2012
Machiavelli and Dante, Boston College,, April 26, 2012
The Anti-Trinitarian Origins of Liberalism, Boston University, December 01, 2011
Machivelli's Modernism, Notre Dame, October 28, 2011
The Nature of Debt, University of Erlangen, July 19, 2011
The Future of Political Theory, Georgetown University, February 15, 2011
"Martin Heidegger's Messianism", Central European University, Budapest Hungary, July, 2010
Martin Heidegger's Messianism, Central European University, Budapest Hungary, 1 July 2010
"Strategic Planning in College Athletics", Conference on Sport and Society in America, St. Norber College, De Pere, WI, May 26, 2010
Strategic Planning in College Athletics, Conference on Sport and Society in America, St. Norber College, De Pere, WI, 26 May 2010
"Who are you?" Phi Bet Kappa Lecture, Duke University, May 13, 2010
Who are you? Phi Bet Kappa Lecture, Duke University, 13 May 2010
Beyond the Secular, Yale University, March 01, 2010
Beyond Secularism: The Inevitable Entanglement of Religion and Political Life, University of North Florida, November 06, 2009
Toward a New Aristocracy: Nietzsche Contra Plato on the Training of Warriors,”, University of Wisconsin, May 01, 2009
The Incommmenurability of the Good, East Tennessee State University, March 26, 2009
Radical Hopes: Apocalyptic Longing in Nineteenth Century German Philosophy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, December 07, 2007
The Contradictions of Enlightenment, American University, Washington D.C., 2006
The Stoic Idea of Freedom, San Francisco, CA, November 3-6, 2005
"America and Europe", Amerikahaus Munich, Tutzing, Germany, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2005
"The Fall of the Roman Republic", Newport Beach, CA, April 22-25, 2004
Individual and Political Liberty in Early Italian Humanism, Menaggio, Italy, May 20-23, 2004
Liberty and Responsibility in Sixteenth-Century Continental Humanism, Minneapolis, MN, August 12-15, 2004
"Arts and Politics", San Antonio, TX, January 30-February 2, 2003
"Biology and Morality", Key West, FL, July 2003
"Philosophy, Religion, and Liberty", Chicago, IL, April 24-27, 2003
"Reviving the Study of Free Institutions in America's Universities", Princeton University, January 9-12, 2003
"Skepticism, Liberty, and Morality", Arlington, VA, October 2003
"Sovereign Selves and Sovereign States: Political Theory for a New Millenium", Colorado College, January 28, 2003
"Sovereign Selves and Sovereign States: Political Theory for a New Millenium", University of Texas, January 30, 2003
"Interpreting Hobbes", San Francisco, CA, November 21-24, 2002
"Leadership", Indianapolis, IN, October 18-20, 2002
"Religion and Modernization", Durham, NC, April 12-13, 2002
"Self-Knowledge and Modernization", Park City, UT, August 15-18, 2002
"Shakespeare on Love and Power", Mountain Sky, MT, October 3-6, 2002
"Luther's Theological Political Philosophy", St. Olaf College, February 28, 2002
"Luther and Calvin on Romans", Montreal, Canada, May 3-6, 2001
"The Ties That Bind: Community and Responsibility", Durham, NC, March 30-31, 2001
"American Public Philosophy", University of Notre Dame, November 10, 2000
"The Power of Fate: Electra", Santa Fe, NM, August 3-6, 2000
"The Pursuit of God in English Poetry", Seattle, WA, May 4-7, 2000
"The Question of Modernity", Tucson, AZ, November 30-December 3, 2000
Templeton Institute for the Study of Freedom, Galloway, Ireland, June 9-17, 2000
"Directing Giving to Higher Education", American Council of Trustees and Alumni, Washington, D.C., May 14, 1999
"Democracy and Leadership", Durham, NC, November 11-14, 1999
"Liberty in the Western Tradition", Lake Tahoe, CA, July 13-18, 1999
"Rousseau and the Ancients", North American Rousseau Society, Duke University, Durham, NC, May 20-22, 1999
"The Future of the American University", Clearwater, FL, February 11-14, 1999
"The Political Philosophy of Pierre Manent", Albuquerque, NM, December 2-5, 1999
"Will in the Thought of Martin Luther", Williamsburg, VA, January 14-17, 1999
Templeton Freedom Institute, Newport, RI, May 22-30, 1999
"Jane Austen and Shakespeare: Responsibility and Freedom", Tucson, AZ, October 1998
"Liberty and Literature", Charleston, SC, July 20-26, 1998
"Liberty and Sin in Bach's St. Matthew's Passion", New York, NY, February 12-15, 1998
"Nietzsche and Nihilism", Center for Human Values, Princeton University, February 12, 1998
"Plato's Trilogy", Minneapolis, MN, April 16-19, 1998
"St. Augustine's Confessions", Pasadena, CA, May 7-10, 1998
"The American University as a Model for Higher Education: Lessons for German University Reform", University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany, July 9, 1998
"The Political Philosophy of William and Ockham", Park City, UT, June 18-21, 1998
"Niezsche Today", Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, April 10-12, 1997
"The Culture of Hope", Provo, UT, July 10-13, 1997
"The Medieval University", Colorado Springs, CO, November 20-23, 1997
"Ford Foundation Colloquium in Political Philosophy", Carleton College, May 20-21, 1996
"Freedom and Responsibility in the Age of Technology", St. Paul, MN, June 27-30, 1996
"The Future of Higher Education", Harvard University, November 7-10, 1996
"Tyranny, Wisdom, and Responsibility", Tucson, AZ, January 4-7, 1996
"Ethics in Everyday Life: Leadership", New York, NY, April 7, 1995
"Nihilism in Philosophy and Literature", University of Warwick, England, November 4-5, 1995
"Socrates as a Teacher", Colorado Springs, CO, November 30-December 3, 1995
"Excellence in Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics", St. Paul, MN, August 18-21, 1994
"Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy", Tronoto, Canada, June 9-12, 1994
"The Political and Aesthetic Education of Romanticism", Durham, NC, November 1994
"Education and Responsibility", Colorado Springs, CO, December 9-12, 1993
"Oakeshott on Philosophy and Politics", Indianapolis, IN, January 7-10, 1993
"Plato's Laws", St. Paul, MN, June 25-28, 1992
"America, the West and the Liberal Arts", Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, February 20-23, 1991
"Ancient and Modern Ideas of Education", Colorado Springs, CO, October 3-November 3, 1991
"Liberty and Modern Science--The Influence of Descartes", Aspen, CO, May 2-5, 1991
"Pluralism in the Writings of Isaiah Berlin", Indianapolis, IN, October 18-20, 1991
"Aquinas on Natural Law and Liberty", Colorado Springs, CO, November 1-4, 1990
"Faulkner's Go Down Moses", Annapolis, MD, March 15-17, 1990
"Hamilton as Founder", Newport Beach, CA, January 18-21, 1990
"Nihilism", Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, April 10, 1990
"Technology and Politics", Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, May 10-13, 1990
"The Future of Political Parties", Ashland University, Ashland, OH, November 10, 1990
"The Socratic Movement", Duke University, Durham, NC, April 6-7, 1990
"Restoring American Education", The Madison Center, Washington, D.C., October 27-29, 1989
"Revelation, Reason, Imagination and Social Justification", Annapolis, MD, June 8-11, 1989
"The Legacy of Lament for a Nation", Ottawa, Canada, Spetember 22-24, 1989
"Michael Oakeshott on Learning and Teaching", Colorado Springs, CO, November 3-6, 1988
"Reason, Choice, and Responsibility", Jackson Hole, WY, September 29-October 2, 1988
"The Ratifying Conventions: Elliot's Debates", Savannah, GA, April 14-17, 1988
"Liberty and Tyranny", Charleston, SC, March 19-22, 1987
"The Resurgence of Conservatism in Britain, Canada, and the United States", Chateau Lake Louise, Canada, May 1986
“Plato and Nietzsche on Warriors”, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2007, 2007
“Sovereign States and Sovereign Individuals”, University of Toronto, April 2007, 2008



  1. Gillespie, MA, The Theological Origins of Modernity, Turkish edition (2013).
  2. M.A. Gillespie, The Theological Origins of Modernity (2008; paper 2009; Chinese ed. 2012, Turkish ed. 2013) (2013), University of Chicago Press, Human Science and Technology Press.
  3. Gillespie, MA, The Theological Origins of Modernity, Chinese edition with a new Preface (2012), Human Science adn Technology Press.
  4. Gillespie, MA, The Theological Origins of Modernity (2008), pp. 866 pages, University of Chicago Press.
  5. Geoffrey Brennan and Michael Gillespie, eds., Homo Politicus, Homo Economicus, edited by Gillespie, MA; Brennan, G (2008).
  6. Gillespie, MA, Nihilism Before Nietzsche (1995), Chicago: University of Chicago Press (Greek translation from Patakis Publishing, 2004.).
  7. Ratifying the Constitution, edited by Gillespie, M; Lienesch, M (1989), University Press of Kansas.
  8. Nietzsche’s New Seas: Exploration in Philosophy, Aesthetics and Politics, edited by Gillespie, M; Strong, TB (1988), University of Chicago Press.
  9. Gillespie, MA, Hegel, Heidegger, and Ground of History (1984), Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Chapters in Books

  1. Gillespie, M, “The Knots of Experience,”, in Experience – Implikationen für Mensch, Gesellschaft und Politik. Festschrift für Wolfgang Leidhold, (2021), Königshausen & Neumann.
  2. Gillespie, MA, The Inevitable Entanglement of Religion and Politics, in Boston Studies in Philosophy, Religion and Public Life, vol. 6 (January, 2017), pp. 57-73 [doi].
  3. Gillespie, MA, Socinianism and the Political Theology of Liberalism, in Oxford Handbook of Political Theology, edited by Kessler, M; Casey, S (May, 2015), Oxford University Press.
  4. Gillespie, MA, Nietzsche's Final Teaching (May, 2015), University of Chicago Press.
  5. Gillespie, MA, Hermeneutic Communism, edited by Mazzini, S (May, 2015), Continuum Press.
  6. Gillespie, MA, Beyond Secularism: The Inevitable Entanglement of Religion and Political Life (May, 2015), Boston University.
  7. Gillespie, MA, Machiavelli’s Modernity and the Christian Tradition, in The Modern Turn (2014), Catholic University Press.
  8. Gillespie, MA, Radical Philosophy and Political Theology, in Religion and Modern European Thought,, edited by Ward, G; Pattison, G; Adams, N (2013), Oxford University Press.
  9. Gillespie, MA, Doing Nothing or Nothing Doing, in Nihilism and Contemporary Politics (2013), Van Leer Institute.
  10. Gillespie, MA; Perkins, L, The Dangerous Divide : Between Weak Thought and Practical Politics,", in On Vattimo and Zabala’s Hermeneutic Communism On Vattimo and Zabala’s Hermeneutic Communism, edited by Mazzini, S (2013), Continuum Press.
  11. Gillespie, MA, On Debt (2013), Indiana University Press.
  12. Gillespie, MA, Dostoevsky and Nietzsche: Murder, Madness, and Suicide. Nihilism and the Doctrine of the Eternal Recurrence, in Nietzsche and Dostoevsky, edited by Metzger, J (2012), Continuum Press.
  13. Gillespie, MA, Martin Heidegger, in The Cambridge Dictionary of Political Thought (2012), Cambridge University Press.
  14. Gillespie, MA, Radical Hopes: Apocalyptic Longings in Nineteenth Century Philosophy, in The Apocalyptic Complex – Origins, Histories, Permanence, edited by Al-Bagdadi, N; Riedl, M; Marno, D (2012), CEU Press.
  15. Gillespie, MA; Calanan, K, Toward Noon: Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morals, in A Companion to Friedrich Nietzsche,, edited by Bishop, P (2012), Camden House.
  16. Gillespie, M, Nihilism in the nineteenth century: From absolute subjectivit y to superhumanity, in The Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy (June, 2011), pp. 278-293.
  17. Gillespie, MA, The Tragedy of the Goods and the Pursuit of Happiness, in In Search of Goodness, edited by Grant, RW (April, 2011), pp. 177 pages, University of Chicago Press.
  18. Gillespie, MA, Nihilism, in , Edinburgh Critical History of Philosophy (2011), Edinburgh University Press.
  19. Gillespie, MA; Callanan, KF, On the genealogy of morals, in A Companion to Friedrich Nietzsche: Life and Works (January, 2010), pp. 255-278.
  20. Gillespie, MA, Toward a New Aristocracy: Nietzsche Contra Plato on the Role a Warrior Elite, in Nietzsche, Nihilism and the Philosophy of the Future, edited by Metzger, J (2009), Continuum.
  21. Gillespie, MA, Hegel, in The International Encyclopedia of Political Science,, edited by al, GKE (2009).
  22. Gillespie, MA, Plato and Nietzsche on Warriors, in Nietzche’s Nihilistic Anti-egalitarianism, edited by Metzger, J (2008), Continuum.
  23. Gillespie, MA, Nietzsche, in The International Encyclopedia of Political Science, edited by al, GKE (2008), CQ Press.
  24. Gillespie, MA, Players and Spectators: Sports and Ethical Training in the American University, in Debating Moral Education, edited by Kiss, E; Euben, P (2008), Duke University Press.
  25. Gillespie, MA, Afterword, in Homo Politicus, Homo Economicus (2008), pp. 247-251, Routledge [doi].
  26. Gillespie, MA, Sovereign Selves and Sovereign States: Political Theory for a New Millenium, in Freedom and the Human PErson, edited by Velkley, R (2007), Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press.
  27. M.A. Gillespie, Sovereign Selves and Sovereign States: Political Theory for a New Millenium, in Freedom and the Human Person, edited by Richard Velkley (2006), Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press.
  28. Gillespie, MA, Where Did All the Evils Go, in Moral Judgment and the Problem of Evil, edited by Grant, R (2006), Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  29. Gillespie, MA, The Search for Immediacy and the Problem of the Political in Existentialism and Phenomenology,, in The Blackwell Companion to Phenomenology, edited by Dreyfus, H; Wrathall, M (2006), Oxford: Blackwell.
  30. Gillespie, MA, Distorting Mirrors: Reflecting on Europe and America,, in Europe and America in Translation, edited by Waldschmidt-Nelson, B; Hunemorder, M; Zwingenberger, M (2006), Winter Verlag.
  31. M.A. Gillespie, Forward, Stanley Rosen, in The Mask of Enlightenment: Nietzsche's Zarathustra (2005), New Haven: Yale University Press.
  32. Gillespie, MA, Forward, in The Mask of Enlightenment: Nietzsche’s Zarathustra (Stanley Rosen) (2005), New Haven: Yale University Press.
  33. Gillespie, MA, Nietzsche, Friedrich, in The Encyclopedia of Protestantism, edited by Hillerbrand, H (2003), New York: Routledge.
  34. Gillespie, MA, American Public Philosophy After the Cold War, in Public Philosophy and Political Science: Crisis and Reflection (2002), Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  35. Gillespie, MA, Descartes and the Question of Toleration, in Early Modern Skepticism and the Origins of Toleration, edited by Levine, A (1999), Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  36. Gillespie, MA, Liberal Education and the Idea of the West, in The West and the Liberal Arts, edited by Hancock, R (1999), Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  37. Gillespie, MA, Political Parties and the American Founding, in American Political Parties and Constitutional Politics, edited by Shramm, P; Wilson, B (1993), pp. 17-43, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  38. Gillespie, MA, George Grant and the Tradition of Political Philosophy, in By Loving our Own: George Grant and the Legacy of the Lament for a Nation (1990), Ottawa: Carleton University Press.
  39. Gillespie, MA, Masschusetts: Creating Consensus, in Ratifying the Constitution, edited by Gillespie, MA; Lienesch, M (1989), Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.
  40. Gillespie, MA, Nietzsche’s Musical Politics, in Nietzsche’s New Seas, edited by Gillespie, MA; Strong, TB (1988), Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  41. Gillespie, MA; Lienesch, M, Religion and the Resurgence of Conservatism, in The Resurgence of Conservatism in Anglo-American Democracies, edited by Cooper, B; Mishler, W; Kornberg, A (1988), Durham: Duke University Press.
  42. Gillespie, MA, Death and Desire: War and Bourgoisification in the Thought of Hegel, in Understanding the Political Spirit, edited by Zuckert, C (1988), New Haven: Yale University Press.
  43. Gillespie, MA, Martin Heidegger, in The History of Political Philosophy, edited by Strauss, L; Cropsey, J (1987), Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Journal Articles

  1. Gillespie, MA, The Theological Origins and Underpinning of the Longing for Total Revolution, Critical Review, vol. 33 no. 2 (January, 2021), pp. 157-170 [doi].
  2. Allen Gillespie, M, On Debt and Redemption: Friedrich Nietzsche's Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence, Journal of Religious Ethics, vol. 46 no. 2 (June, 2018), pp. 267-287, WILEY [doi].
  3. Gillespie, MA, On Nietzsche's final teaching: A response to my critics, Interpretation (United States), vol. 44 no. 3 (March, 2018), pp. 439-446.
  4. Gillespie, MA, The Question of the Examined Life, The Review of Politics, vol. 80 no. 2 (March, 2018), pp. 223-233 [doi].
  5. Gillespie, MA, Nihilism After Nietzsche, Bollettino Filosofico no. Nihilism and Modernity. Rethinking Moder (May, 2015).
  6. Gillespie, MA, The Problems of Modernity and the Possibilities of Human Thriving, Perspectives Libres, vol. 12 no. Sept (May, 2015).
  7. Gillespie, MA; Harpham, J, Life and Thought: The Structure of Montaigne's Essays and the Idea of the Self (May, 2015).
  8. Gillespie, MA, Question for Fuller, First Things no. April (2014).
  9. Gillespie, MA, In the Shadow of Modernity, vol. Orientale Lumen IV (2014).
  10. Gillespie, MA, Jean Elshtain: In Memorium, Review of Politics (2013).
  11. Gillespie, MA; Harpham, JS, Sherlock Holmes, Crime, And The Anxieties Of Globalization, Critical Review, vol. 23 no. 4 (December, 2011), pp. 449-474, Informa UK Limited [doi].
  12. Gillespie, MA, 'March Madness', The Point (2011).
  13. Gillespie, MA, Response to my Critics, Review of Politics, vol. 72 no. 4 (Fall, 2010), pp. 705-710, Cambridge University Press (CUP) (As part of a colloquium on my The Theological Origins of Modernity.) [doi].
  14. Gillespie, MA; Perkins, L, Political anti-theology, Critical Review, vol. 22 no. 1 (March, 2010), pp. 65-84, Informa UK Limited [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  15. Gillespie, MA; Perkins, L, Political Anti-Theology: Mark Lilla’s The Stillborn God, Critical Review (Spring, 2010).
  16. Gillespie, MA, Public Choice: Afterword, Public Choice, vol. 137 no. 3-4 (December, 2008), pp. 523-524 [doi].
  17. Gillespie, MA, 'Slouching Toward Bethlehem to Be Born', On the Nature and Meaning of Nietzsche's Superman, Journal of Nietzsche Studies, vol. 30 (2005), pp. 50-70.
  18. Gillespie, MA, Philosophy and Rhetoric in Kant's Third Antinomy, Political Science Reviewer, vol. 30 (2001), pp. 7-33.
  19. Gillespie, MA, Martin Heidegger's Aristotelian national socialism, Political Theory, vol. 28 no. 2 (January, 2000), pp. 140-166, SAGE Publications [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  20. Gillespie, MA, The theological origins of modernity, Critical Review, vol. 13 no. 1-2 (January, 1999), pp. 1-30, Informa UK Limited [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  21. Gillespie, MA, Nietzsche and the Anthroplogy of Nihilism, Nietzsche Studien, vol. 28 no. 1 (1999), pp. 141-155, WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH [doi].
  22. Gillespie, MA, Nietzsche and the Premodernist Critique of Postmodernity, Critical Review, vol. 2 no. 2 (Fall, 1997), pp. 537-554 [Gateway.cgi].
  23. Gillespie, MA, The New Hegel, Political Theory, vol. 25 no. 4 (August, 1997), pp. 584-597, SAGE Publications [doi].
  24. Gillespie, MA, Nietzsche and the premodernist critique of postmodernity, Critical Review, vol. 11 no. 4 (January, 1997), pp. 537-554, Informa UK Limited [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  25. Gillespie, MA, Beyond East and West: A Reply to Isaac, Political Theory, vol. 23 no. 4 (November, 1995), pp. 670-674, SAGE Publications [doi].
  26. Gillespie, MA, Books in Review, Political Theory, vol. 20 no. 1 (February, 1992), pp. 173-176, SAGE Publications [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  27. Gillespie, MA, Liberal education and liberal democracy, Academic Questions, vol. 3 no. 4 (September, 1990), pp. 65-68, Springer Nature [doi].
  28. Gillespie, MA, Liberal Democracy and Liberal Education, Academic Question, vol. 3 no. 4 (1990), pp. 65-68 [doi].
  29. GILLESPIE, MA, TEMPORALITY AND HISTORY IN THE THOUGHT OF HEIDEGGER,MARTIN, Revue Internationale De Philosophie, vol. 43 no. 168 (1989), pp. 33-51 [Gateway.cgi].
  30. Gillespie, MA, History and Temporality in the Thought of Heidegger, Revue Internationale De Phiosophie, vol. 43 (1989), pp. 33-51.
  31. Gillespie, MA, Heidegger's Nietzsche, Political Theory, vol. 15 no. 3 (August, 1987), pp. 424-435, SAGE Publications [doi].
  32. Gillespie, MA, Hegel's Liberalism - Michael H. Mitias: Moral Foundation of the State in Hegel's Philosophy of Right. (Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1984. Pp. 197. $23.00, paper.), The Review of Politics, vol. 47 no. 3 (July, 1985), pp. 468-469, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  33. Gillespie, MA, Montaigne's Humanistic Liberalism, Journal of Politics, vol. 47 no. 1 (February, 1985), pp. 40-59 [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  34. Gillespie, MA, Montaigne's Humanistic Liberalism, Journal of Politics, vol. 47 no. 1 (January, 1985), pp. 140-159, University of Chicago Press [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  35. GILLESPIE, MA, HEIDEGGER 'BEING AND TIME' AND THE POSSIBILITY OF POLITICAL-PHILOSOPHY - BLITZ,M, Interpretation (United States), vol. 11 no. 3 (1983), pp. 399-400 [Gateway.cgi].

Papers In Preparation

  1. M.A. Gillespie and J. Harpham, Life asnd Thought: The Structure of Montaigne's Essays and the Idea of the Self (2012).
  2. M.A. Gillespie, Life as Music; Nietzsche's Ecce Homo (2012).
  3. M.A. Gillespie, The Inevitable Entanglement of Religion and Politics (2012) (Delivered at the North Florida Ethics Conference, Nov. 5-7, 2009; revised at Yale University, March 2010; revised at Boston College.).


  1. Gillespie, MA, Degradation (January, 2014), The Chronicle of Higher Education.
  2. Gillespie, MA, The Anti-Trinitarian Origins of Liberalism, in Boston University Series on Religion and Politics (2014).
  3. Gillespie, MA, Too Many Wins for North Carolina to Reject Medicaid Expansion, Raleigh News and Observer, February 19, 2013. (2013).
  4. M.A. Gillespie, The History of Democracy (Nov. 6, 2012) ("The State of Things," WUNC Interview.).
  5. M.A. Gillespie, Michael Gillespie: Life and Thought (Dec. 3, 2012) (Interview on "The State of Things," WUNC Radio.).
  6. Gillespie, MA, Just One of Those We Lost, Raleigh News and Observer (September, 2011).
  7. Gillespie, MA, Budget Pain Must Fall on All, Raleigh News and Observer, Op Ed (2011).
  8. M.A. Gillespie, Interview, Tehran Times (2010).
  9. Gillespie, MA, Winners All in NCAA Basketball Championship Game, The Herald Sun no. April (2010).
  10. Gillespie, MA, Response to Robert Pippin (2010) (On the Human, A Project of the National Humanities Center.) [available here].
  11. Gillespie, MA, Science and the Humanities (2010) (On the Human, A Project of the National Humanities Center.) [science-and-the-humanities].
  12. Gillespie, MA, A Place to Learn and Reflect: Course to Explore Ideals of Ethical Life, Greensboro News Record no. June 14 (2009).
  13. Gillespie, MA, “Backgammon Anyone?” A response to Alexander Rosenberg’s “The Disenchanted Naturalist’s Guide to Reality (2009) (On the Human, A Project of the National Humanities Center.) [#comment-500].
  14. Gillespie, MA, On Gold Medals and Team Sports, The Durham Herald Sun no. Aug 29 (2008).
  15. Gillespie, MA, Column Was Malicious Nonsense, Durham Herald Sun no. Feb 19 (2006).
  16. Gillespie, MA, Raise the Cigarette Tax, Durham Herald Sun no. June 8 (2002).
  17. Gillespie, MA, County Failing to Control Vicious Packs of Dogs, Durham Herald Sun no. June 6 (2001).
  18. Gillespie, MA, Do Subsidies Keep Health Plan Afloat?, Duke Dialogue no. Dec 2 (1994).
  19. Gillespie, MA, Scholarly Issues Guided Lomparis Decision, Durham Herald Sun no. Feb 22 (1994).

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