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Hans-Georg Gadamer: ‘Truth and Method’, in The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Contemporary Political Theory (edited by Jacob Levy, Oxford University Press, forthcoming). Published online March 2016.
On Political Theory, the Humanities and the Social Sciences, 48 Perspectives on Politics 1083 (2016).
Nietzsche’s Pessimism in the Shadow of Dostoyevsky’s, in Nietzsche and Dostoyevsky: Philosophy, Morality, Tragedy (edited by Jeff Love and Jeff Metzger, Northwestern University Press, 2016).
The Tragedy of Remarriage: Letter to M. Cavell About Cinema (A Remake) , in Cinema, Democracy and Perfectionism: Joshua Foa Dienstag in Dialogue (edited by Joshua Foa Dienstag, Manchester University Press, 2016).
Blade Runner’s Humanism: Cinema and Representation, 14(2) Contemporary Political Theory (April 2015). Published online May 2014. Winner of the 2014 Wilson Carey McWilliams Award for Best Paper in the Politics, Literature and Film Section (APSA 2013).
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Wittgenstein Among the Savages: Language, Action and Political Theory, 30(4) Polity (Summer 1998).
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Serving God and Mammon: The Lockean Sympathy in Early American Political Thought, 90(3) American Political Science Review (September 1996).
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