Patrick Deneen

Patrick Deneen is Associate Professor of Constitutional Studies at University of Notre Dame. According to his faculty page, Deneen's academic interests include ancient and American political thought, democratic theory, and the relationship between religion, literature and politics. He has authored and co-authored a number of books, most recent of which is Democratic Faith (Princeton, 2005), as well as written articles for Political Theory, Social Research, Polity, Polis, First Things, The Weekly Standard, The Hedgehog Review, and Commonweal, among others. Before joining the faculty of Notre Dame, he taught at Georgetown University from 2005-2012 and at Princeton University from 1997-2005 where he held the Laurence S. Rockefeller Preceptorship, and was the recipient of the 1995 A.P.S.A.'s Leo Strauss Award for Best Dissertation in Political Philosophy.


Volume 91

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Guests on Volume 91: John Witte, Jr., on the life and work of legal historian Harold Berman and on the revolutionary changes throughout the history of law in the West; Hugh Brogan, on Alexis de Tocqueville’s understanding of democracy, equality, liberty, free association, social status, and the dangers of centralized government; Daniel Ritchie, on Tocqueville’s analysis of the dangers of individualism (and how they might be avoided); Daniel Walker Howe, on the confidence in progress and Providence in early 19th-century America; George McKenna, on how the Puritan understanding of God’s purposes in history shaped American political culture; and Patrick Deneen, on the differences between Aristotelian and modern political philosophy and on how Wendell Berry’s thought demonstrates his identity as a "Kentucky Aristotelian."