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Research Interests for Michael A. Gillespie

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.

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Philosophy
Recent Publications
  1. Gillespie, M, “The Knots of Experience,”, in Experience – Implikationen für Mensch, Gesellschaft und Politik. Festschrift für Wolfgang Leidhold, (2021), Königshausen & Neumann
  2. Folch, C, Debt, in HYDROPOLITICS: THE ITAIPU DAM, SOVEREIGNTY, AND THE ENGINEERING OF MODERN SOUTH AMERICA (2019), pp. 128-156, Indiana University Press, ISBN 978-0-69-118659-7
  3. 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[abs]
  4. Gillespie, MA, Radical Hopes: Apocalyptic Longing in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, Apocalyptic Complex (2018), pp. 181-201
  5. Gillespie, MA, Beyond the Island of Truth: Hegel and the Shipwreck of Science, in MASTERY OF NATURE: PROMISES AND PROSPECTS (2018), pp. 171-182, ISBN 978-0-8122-4993-4

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