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John Christman

John Christman

Professor of Philosophy, Political Science and Women's Studies

213 Sparks Building

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Education

  1. B.A., University of New Orleans
  2. M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago Circle
  3. Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Areas of Specialization

  • Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy
  • Moral Theory
  • Figures in the History of Political Philosophy
  • Feminism

Recent Courses

  • Rawlsian Liberalism and its Critics
  • Freedom and Slavery
  • Rousseau's Social and Political Philosophy

Recent Publications

  • “Autonomy and Liberalism: A Troubled Marriage?” in Steven Wall, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Liberalism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 141-62.

  • “Autonomy and Social Disorientation” in Geoffrey Levey, ed. Authenticity, Autonomy and Multiculturalism (London: Routledge, 2015).

  • “Telling Our Stories in the Master’s Tongue: Narrative Selves and Oppressive Circumstance” in Christopher Cowley, ed. Philosophy of Autobiography (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2015).

  • "Freedom and the Extended Self". Ethical Perspectives 21 no.2, June 2014
  • The Politics of Persons: Individual Autonomy and Socio-Historical Selves. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Autonomy and the Challenges to Liberalism: New Essays, co-edited with Joel Anderson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, January 2005
  • Social and Political Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction. London: Routledge, 2002
  • "Saving Positive Freedom" Political Theory 33 no.1 (February, 2005), 79-88
  • "Narrative Unity as a Condition of Personhood" Metaphilosophy, 35 no. 5 (October 2004), 695-713
  • The Myth of Property: Toward an Egalitarian Theory of Ownership. Oxford: Oxford U. Press, 1994

Current Projects

Social and Political Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction 2nd Edition