- Ph.D. University of Chicago
M.A. University of Chicago
B.A. Kenyon College
- Languages Spoken
- Speaks German and reads ancient Greek.
On research leave at the University of Toronto for the academic year 2014-2015.
Borden Flanagan’s area of expertise is the history of Western political philosophy. His teaching and research interests include ancient, renaissance, modern and postmodern political philosophy, the theoretical principles of American government, and the ethics of international relations. He received his training at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought and is working on a book on the ancient Greek political thinker Thucydides, entitled Thucydides on the Political Soul: Pericles, Love of Glory and Freedom. His courses have included ancient political philosophy, American political thought, “Individual Freedom vs Authority,” seminars on Nietzsche and on Machiavelli, and an Honors Colloquium on “The Ethics of War and Peace”; His teaching evaluations are regularly among the very highest in the University.