J. Peter Euben
Research Professor Emeritus of Political Science

PETER EUBEN (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is Research Professor of Political Science and the Kenan Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Ethics. He specializes in ancient, modern, and contemporary political thought; literature and politics; political education; democratic culture and politics; and the politics of morality. He is the author of The Tragedy of Political Theory, Corrupting Youth, and Platonic Noise, editor of Political Theory and Greek Tragedy, and co-editor of Athenian Political Thought and the Reconstitution of American Democracy. He has published articles in numerous journals including The American Political Science Review, and Political Theory. He has received fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research council, the National Humanities Foundation, and was a Laurence Rockefeller Fellow at the Princeton Center for the Study of Human Values. He has also won five teaching awards. He is presently working on a book entitled, The Necessities of Utopia and the Prospects for Rationality.

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  • 319 Perkins Lib, Durham, NC 27708
  • Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204

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