Eric MacGilvray

Eric MacGilvray

Eric MacGilvray

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

614 292-3710

2026 Derby Hall
154 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Modern and Contemporary Liberal Theory


  • M.A. in Political Science, University of Chicago
  • Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Chicago
  • A.B. in Politics, Princeton

Eric MacGilvray (Ph.D., Chicago, 1999), Associate Professor of Political Science, is a core faculty member in the Center for Ethics and Human Values. His research and teaching interests center in modern and contemporary political thought, with an emphasis on liberal, republican and democratic theory and the pragmatic philosophical tradition. He is the author of The Invention of Market Freedom (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Reconstructing Public Reason (Harvard University Press, 2004). His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Theory, and a number of other journals. He is currently working on a book entitled Liberal Freedom.