Judith Swanson

Associate Professor

Office: PLS 311C
Phone: 617.353.2038
E-mail: jswanson@bu.edu
Education: BA., Colorado College; MSc., London School of Economics; PhD University of Chicago
Areas of Specialization: Political Philosophy

Professor Swanson’s recent publications include:
Prudence and Human Conduct: A Comparison of Aristotle and Oakeshott” in Praxis und Politik — Michael Oakeshott im Dialog (Mohr Siebeck, 2013): 21-38.
“Michael J. Sandel’s Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?  A Response of Moral Reasoning in Kind, With Analysis of Aristotle and Examples” (Boston University Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 4 [July, 2011]: 1375-1403).
She is also the author of Aristotle’s Politics:  A Reader’s Guide (2009) and The Public and the Private in Aristotle’s Political Philosophy (1992, 1994).

She is an associate faculty member in the Department of Philosophy.

Professor Swanson regularly teaches the following courses:
Introduction to Political Theory (PO 191)
Classical to Early Modern Political Theory (PO 391)
Modern Political Theory (PO 392)
Freedom (PO 593)
Seminar in Political Philosophy (PO 591)
Approaches to the Study of Political Theory (PO 791)

Additional information:
Curriculum Vitae
Sample of Citations
Ph.D. Dissertations Currently Advising