Critics of Rationalism: Contributors

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Contributor Biographies

Corey Abel has written a number of articles and edited two volumes of essays on the thought of Michael Oakeshott: The Intellectual Legacy of Michael Oakeshott and The Meanings of Oakeshott’s Conservatism. He has taught at University of Colorado, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver University, The US Air Force Academy, and The Colorado College.

Zoltan Balazs, is Professor of Political Science, Corvinus University of Budapest and Senior Research Fellow of the Center of Social Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His latest book is The Principle of the Separation of Powers: A Defense, by Rowman and Littlefield, 2016.

Nathanael Blake has a PhD in political theory from the Catholic University of America. He lives in Missouri with his wife and a small pack of dogs.

Gene Callahan has a Ph.D. in Political Theory from Cardiff University, and is the author of Economics for Real People, Oakeshott on Rome and America, and hundreds of articles and papers in both popular and scholarly outlets.

Colin Cordner completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) in 2016, where he is an instructor and occasional poet. His recent research focuses upon the works of Plato, Michael Polanyi, and Eric Voegelin on scientism qua sophism, and on the spiritual crises and political disorders which such movements have helped engender. In his other lives, he is also quite focused upon pondering anamnesis as a meditative practice and its relationship with education, science, and philosophy.

David Corey is Professor of Political Science in the Honors Program and Department of Political Science at Baylor University. He is the author of The Sophists in Plato’s Dialogues (SUNY Press, 2015) and (with J. Daryl Charles) of The Just War Tradition (ISI Books, 2012).

Timothy Fuller is Professor of Political Science at Colorado College. Most recently he has edited a collection of essays, Machiavelli's Legacy: The Prince After 500 Years (UPenn Press 2016) and On Liberty and Its Enemies, Essays of Kenneth Minogue (Encounter Books 2017).

Grant Havers is Chair of the Department of Philosophy (with a cross-appointment in the Department of Political Studies) at Trinity Western University. He has published and lectured widely on political philosophy. His most recent book is Leo Strauss and Anglo-American Democracy: A Conservative Critique (Northern Illinois University Press, 2013).

Ferenc Hörcher is a political philosopher, historian of political thought and philosopher of art. He studied in Budapest, Oxford and Brussels-Leuven. He is professor of Philosophy at Pázmány Péter Catholic University and director of the Institute of Philosophy of the Hungarian Academy of Science. He also taught at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków and the Babes-Bólyai University in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár). He researched in Göttingen, Wassenaar, Cambridge, Edinburgh and at Notre Dame University,USA. His last book-length publication is an English-Hungarian bilingual volume entitled Of the Usefulness of the Humanities (L'Harmattan, 2014).

Kenneth B. McIntyre is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Sam Houston State University. He is the author of The Limits of Political Theory: Oakeshott’s Philosophy of Civil Association and Herbert Butterfield: History, Providence, and Skeptical Politics.

Mark T. Mitchell is Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College. He is the author of The Politics of Gratitude: Scale, Place and Community in a Global Age and Michael Polanyi: The Art of Knowing and co-editor of The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry, The Culture of Immodesty in American Life and Politics: The Modest Republic and Localism in the Mass Age: A Front Porch Republic Manifesto (forthcoming). He is the co-founder of Front Porch Republic and in 2008-9 he was a fellow at the James Madison Program at Princeton University.

John von Heyking is Professor of Political Science at the University of Lethbridge, where he teaches political philosophy and religion and politics. He is author of The Form of Politics: Aristotle and Plato on Friendship (2016) and Augustine and Politics as Longing in the World (2001). He has coedited numerous volumes including two volumes of the Collected Works of Eric Voegelin and, most recently, Hunting and Weaving, Empiricism and Political Philosophy (2013). He has published scholarly articles on topics including friendship, cosmopolitanism, liberal education, empire, Islamic political thought, punishment, and religious liberty in Canada. His editorials have appeared in the Globe and Mail, Calgary Herald, C2C: Canada's Journal of Ideas, Troy Media, and Convivium. His forthcoming book,"Comprehensive Judgment" and "Absolute Selflessness": Winston Churchill on Politics as Friendship, will be published fall 2017.

Daniel Edward Young is Professor of Political Science at Northwestern College (Iowa). He is a political theorist with research interests in contemporary political thought, the political theory of international relations, and the intersection of theology and political theory. He has authored a number of articles, book chapters, book reviews, and conference presentations.