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Eric MacGilvray

Eric MacGilvray

Eric MacGilvray




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Eric MacGilvray (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is Professor of Political Science and (by courtesy) Philosophy. His research and teaching interests center in modern and contemporary political thought, with an emphasis on liberal, republican, and democratic theory and the pragmatic philosophical tradition. He is the author of Liberal Freedom (Cambridge University Press, 2022), The Invention of Market Freedom (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and Reconstructing Public Reason (Harvard University Press, 2004), and his articles have appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Political PhilosophyPolitical TheorySocial Philosophy and Policy, and a number of other journals. He is Chair of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Steering Committee, co-directs the Civil Discourse for Citizenship program, and serves on the Steering Committee of the OSU Center for Ethics and Human Values.

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