J Y Pillay Visiting Distinguished Professor, Steven Smith: Politics and the Problem of ‘Towering Ambition'
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Steven B. Smith is the Alfred Cowles Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has taught at Yale since 1984. He has served as Director of Graduate Studies in Political Science, Director of the Special Program in the Humanities, and Acting Chair of Judaic Studies and from 1996-2011. His research has focused on the history of political philosophy with special attention to the problem of the ancients and moderns, the relation of religion and politics, and theories of representative government.
Steven Smith's best known publications include Hegel’s Critique of Liberalism (1989), Spinoza, Liberalism, and Jewish Identity (1997), Spinoza’s Book of Life (2003), Reading Leo Strauss (2006), and The Cambridge Companion to Leo Strauss (2009) and Political Philosophy (2012). His new book Modernity and its Discontents was recently published by Yale University Press.
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