(l-r) Terry Walters, Michael Gillespie, and Amy Walters
Dr. Michael A. Gillespie
Duke University "Where Have all the Evils Gone?"
Location: Furman University, Watkins Room, University Center
April 11, 2006
Michael A. Gillespie is the Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Political Science and Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He is also Director of the Gerst Program in Political, Economic and Humanistic Studies, which, as a result of a major NEH grant, has recently been permanently endowed as The Center for American Values and Institutions at Duke University. Professor Gillespie received his A.B. from Harvard University and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He also spent three years in Bochum, Germany as a Research Fellow at Ruhr Universität-Hegel Archives.
Professor Gillespie is the author of over 30 articles and book chapters dealing especially with modern continental political philosophy. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Politics, Political Theory, The History of Political Philosophy, and Revue Internationale de Philosophie (among others), and several have been translated into German. To date, he has authored four books. His first, Hegel, Heidegger, and the Ground of History, and his most recent, Nihilism Before Nietzsche, were both published by the University of Chicago Press (1984, 1995). He has also co-edited two editions of political essays: Nietzsche's New Seas: Explorations in Philosophy, Aesthetics and Politics with Tracy B. Strong (University of Chicago Press, 1988), and Ratifying the Constitution with Michael Lienesch (University Press of Kansas, 1989). He is currently revising the manuscript for his fifth book, The Theological Origins of Modernity.
In addition to giving numerous invited lectures, activity in a number of professional organizations, and extensive participation in national and international colloquia, Gillespie has served on the editorial boards of several of the leading journals in Political Science, such as the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Political Theory, and Political Research Quarterly. He has been the recipient of many grants and fellowships, including several from both the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Templeton Foundation. Professor Gillespie won the American Political Science Association's Leo Strauss Award for the best dissertation in Political Theory in 1982, and in 2003 was admitted to the Bass Society of Fellows at Duke University, an honor that is extended to faculty members who are gifted teachers as well as scholars.
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