Eric MacGilvray

Eric MacGilvray

Eric MacGilvray

Associate Professor, Political Science

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, has research and teaching interests which 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 PhilosophyPolitical Theory, and a number of other journals.  He is currently working on a book entitled Liberal Freedom. He is Chair of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Steering Committee, and is one of the core faculty leaders of the OSU Center for Ethics and Human Values.