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Samuel Tyler Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Government

Contact
Send email to Samuel Tyler
Office Hours: 1-3pm Monday/Wednesday, or by appointment.
Degrees
BA, Kenyon College 2011

PhD, University of California, Davis 2020

Languages Spoken
Reads French
Bio
Samuel F. Tyler is an adjunct professorial lecturer in the Department of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University. His research and teaching interests span ancient and modern political thought focusing on the role of deception and self-deception in political communication, community, and education. He is currently completing a book manuscript on the educational philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau tentatively titled Rousseau's Education Revisited: Deception and Self-deception in the Psychological Development of the Self. He is also currently working on projects concerning self-deception in Rousseau's Julie, and the role of speech ethics in the liminal stages of education in the work of J.S. Mill and Nietzsche.
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Teaching

Fall 2020

  • GOVT-105 Indiv Freedom vs Auth

  • GOVT-211 Roots of Political Economy