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Richard S. Ruderman
University of North Texas
I'm interested in the history of political philosophy, with an emphasis on the Greeks (Plato, Xenophon, Aristotle), early moderns, and Nietzsche. I also study politics and literature, especially Shakespeare.
Jewish History / Studies
Received my PhD (!990) from the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago.
Taught at Colgate University 1989-1992.
Been at University of North Texas since 1993. Was Department Chair 2010-2014.
Have published articles in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Politics, Review of Politics, and contributed chapters to History of American Political Thought; Principle and Prudence in Western Political Thought; Liberty, Democracy, and the Temptations to Tyranny in the Dialogues of Plato; Political Philosophy and the Human Soul; Recovering Reason.