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Tracy B. Strong

Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Political Science

Strong has broad interests in political theory and in related fields in political science, aesthetics, literature and other areas. He is the author of several books including Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of Transfiguration (currently in its third edition); The Idea of Political Theory: Reflections on the Self in Political Time and Space; and Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Politics of the Ordinary (second edition), as well as the editor or co-editor of Nietzsche’s New SeasThe Self and the Political Order, Public Space and Democracy, and The One and the Many. Ethical Pluralism in Contemporary Perspectives. He has written numerous articles and essays in a variety of journals. His most recent book is Politics Without Vision: Thinking without a Banister in the Twentieth Century (Chicago, 2012) [Winner of the David Easton Prize, 2013].   He is currently working on a book on music, language, and politics in the period that extends from Rousseau to Nietzsche. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation, has been Visiting Professor at the Juan March Instituto in Spain and Warwick University in England, and was a Fellow at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University (2002-03). From 1990 until 2000 he was Editor of Political Theory.

Ph.D. Harvard University, 1968
Political Theory, Contemporary and Continental Thought; Hobbes, Rousseau.

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