• Michael A. Gillespie

  • Professor of Philosophy and Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • 308 Perkins Library
  • Campus Box 90204
  • Phone: +1 919-660-4308
  • Fax: (919) 660-4330
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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Specialties

    • Political Philosophy
    • Continental Philosophy
  • Research Description

    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

    • POLSCI 175FS.01
      • FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY
      • Social Sciences 109
      • MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    • FOCUS 195FS.09
      • SPECIAL TOPICS IN FOCUS
      • SEE INSTRU
      • Th 06:00 PM-07:30 PM
    • POLSCI 890-1.01
      • POLITICAL THEORY
      • SEE INSTRU
      • W 11:45 AM-02:00 PM
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • University of Chicago,
      • 1981
      • Research fellow,
      • Ruhr Universität-Hegel Archives, Bochum, Germany,
      • 1976
      • A.B. magna cum laude,
      • Philosophy and Government,
      • Harvard University,
      • 1973
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Phi Beta Kappa-Honorary,
      • 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
  • Recent Publications

      • M.A. Gillespie.
      • "Machiavelli's Modernity and the Christian Tradition."
      • The Modern Turn.
      • Catholic University Press,
      • 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
      • Melbourne, Australia:
      • 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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  • Postdoctoral Students

    • Nora Hanagan
      • August 2012-June 2016
    • James Patterson
      • Aug. 2012-June 2013
    • Alex Schulman
      • August 2011-June 2013
    • Nicolaus Troester
      • Aug. 2011-June 2012
    • Randall Hendrickson
      • Aug. 2010- June 2012
    • Michael Faber
      • 2009-2011
  • PhD Students

    • Jonathan Schwarz
    • Matthew Cole
    • Aaron B. Roberts
    • Darren J. Beattie
Michael A. Gillespie