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Jul 10, 2023

Lee Ward is Professor of Political Science at Baylor University.  He has published widely in the areas of Political Theory and American Political Thought. His books include The Politics of Liberty in England and Revolutionary America (Cambridge University Press, 2004), John Locke and Modern Life (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Modern Democracy and the Theological-Political Problem in Spinoza, Rousseau and Jefferson (Palgrave McMillan, 2014) and Recovering Classical Liberal Political Economy: Natural Rights and the Harmony of Interests (Edinburgh University Press, 2022). He is editor of John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government (Hackett Publishing, 2016). He has also published articles on John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Aristotle, Montesquieu, Algernon Sidney, Plato, Baruch Spinoza, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Tom Paine, John Stuart Mill, Irish republicanism, John Rawls and Jürgen Habermas that have appeared in several leading academic journals.


In this episode we discuss his 2022 article published in Political Theology titled, "Political Theology and Constitutionalism in Carl Schmitt and Jurgen Habermas."