David Peritz

Note: on leave fall semester

BA, Occidental College. DPhil, Oxford University. Special interests in democracy in conditions of cultural diversity, social complexity and political dispersal, critical social theory, social contract theory, radical democratic thought, and the idea of dispersed but integrated public spheres that create the social and institutional space for broad-based, direct participation in democratic deliberation and decision-making. Recipient of a Marshall scholarship. Taught at Harvard University, Deep Springs College, and Dartmouth College; visiting scholar at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and the London School of Economics. SLC, 2000–

Undergraduate discipline: Politics

Courses taught in Politics

Courses from previous years

  • First-Year Studies: Democracy, Diversity, and (In)equality
  • Modern Political Theory
  • The Philosophy and Politics of (In)Equality
  • A Newly Re-Enchanted World: Religion, Secularism, and the Limits of Modern Society
  • A Newly Re-Enchanted World: Secularism, Religion, and the Limits of Modern Society
  • Democracy and Diversity
  • The Legitimacy of Modernity? Basic Texts in Social Theory
  • Justice, Action, Legitimacy and Power
  • Modern Political Theory

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