Mark J. Lutz

Mark J. Lutz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Political Science
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Mark J. Lutz is associate professor of political science. He received his bachelor's degree with honors from the University of Chicago and his master's and doctoral degree from the University of Toronto. He studies classical and early modern political philosophy, focusing on issues surrounding politics and religion and on the theoretical foundations of modern liberal democracy. He is the author of Socrates’ Education to Virtue (1998) and Divine Law and Political Philosophy in Plato’s Laws (2012). In addition to publishing chapters in several edited volumes of political theory, he has published articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and Polity. He is the Director of North American Chapter of the Society for Greek Political Thought.

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Expert Areas: Classical Political Philosophy ((Homer, Aristophanes, Thucydides, Plato, Xenophon, Aristotle), Early Modern Political Philosophy (Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Montesquieu) Political Thought of the American Founding, The Theological-Political Question