You can find regular short essays on my substack: Prefaces.

Scholarly Writing

Peer-reviewed Articles

(with Jason Bell) “Friendship in Canadian philosophy and the End of Reparations: A Reflection on Winthrop Bell’s Philosophy of Canada” The American Review of Canadian Studies 51 (3), 2021, pp. 409-425. Link.

“Kierkegaard’s Socratic Alternative to Hegel in Fear and TremblingThe Review of Politics 83 (3), Summer 2021, pp. 375-389. Link.

(with Michael Pallotto) “Joseph Ratzinger’s ‘Kierkegaardian Option’ in Introduction to Christianity” in The International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 80 (4), December 2019, pp. 390-417. Link.

“The Robot Condition: Karel Capek’s R.U.R. and Hannah Arendt’s Critique of Technology,” Perspectives on Political Science 46 (3), February 2017, pp. 108-117. Link.

“Strauss, Kierkegaard, and the ‘Secret of the Art of Helping,’ Idealistic Studies 44 (2&3), Spring 2015, pp. 249-62. Link.

“Keeping the old name: Derrida and the deconstructive foundations of democracy,” European Journal of Political Theory 13 (1), January 2014, pp. 61-77. Link.

Invited Contributions

"Sticking Calmly to Kierkegaard" Review of Ann Ward's The Socratic Individual. in The Political Science Reviewer

“Christianity” forthcoming in Research Handbook on the History of Political Thought eds. Carey Nederman and Guillaume Bogiaris (London, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023).  

“Nietzsche Against the Sovereign Individual in the Second Essay of the Genealogy” in Polis, Nation, Global Community ed. Ann Ward (New York: Routledge, 2021). Link.

(with Denise Schaeffer), “The Scholarly Achievement of Mary P. Nichols,” introduction to eds. Dinan et. al, Politics, Literature, and Film in Conversation (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2021). Link.

“Mastering the Infinite: Mad Men’s Poetic Modernity,” in eds. Sara MacDonald and Andrew Moore, ‘Mad Men:’ The Death and Redemption of American Democracy (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books: 2016): 69-84. Link.

“On Wolves and Dogs: The Eleatic Stranger’s Socratic Turn in Plato’s Sophist” in Socratic Philosophy and Its Others, eds. Christopher Dustin and Denise Schaeffer (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013): 115-140. Link.

Edited Volume

Politics, Literature, and Film in Conversation: Essays in Honor in Mary P. Nichols (Lexington Books, 2021). Link.

This volume presents a series of essays in honor of noted scholar of political theory, Mary P. Nichols. The essays reflect Nichols’ pathbreaking work in ancient Greek political thought, as well as her influential treatments of works of literature and film in conversation with political theory. Part I: Conversations Concerning Love and Friendship features essays about the philosophical meaning of human connection and affection. Part II: Conversations Between Politics and Poetry looks at the political significance of art, and the ways in which political rule can be understood to be “artistic” or poetic. Part III: Conversations from Tragedy to Comedy considers whether the human need for community is something to be lamented or celebrated. Broad in scope and interdisciplinary in approach, the essays in this volume address authors such as Plato, Aristotle, Shakespeare, Machiavelli, Mary Wollstonecraft, G.W.F. Hegel, Jane Austen, Henry James, William Faulkner, Albert Camus, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, as well as the films of Woody Allen and Whit Stillman.

Some of my papers can be found on my Academia.edu profile.