Honors College Faculty
Jeffrey Church is a political theorist whose research area is the history of modern political thought, with particular interest in Continental thought from Jean-Jacques Rousseau through Friedrich Nietzsche. His work examines the reflections of past philosophers on freedom, individuality, education, and culture and shows how these reflections can inform contemporary liberal and democratic theory. He also teaches and writes about the value of literature and film to help us understand crucial political problems.
Church has published articles on G.W.F. Hegel, Friedrich Nietzsche, David Hume, Friedrich Schiller, and others. He is the author of Nietzsche's Unfashionable Observations (Edinburgh University Press), Nietzche's Culture of Humanity: Beyond Aristocracy and Democracy in the Early Period (Cambridge University Press), Infinite Autonomy: The Divided Individual in the Political Thought of G.W.F. Hegel and Friedrich Nietzsche (Penn State Press).