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  • School of Philosophy
  • Expertise

  • Political Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Steven Waldorf specializes in political and moral philosophy in the medieval and early modern periods.  His current research focuses on how Aquinas and later Scholastic thinkers understood the relationship between man’s natural and supernatural ends and the implications of their views for political philosophy.  His research interests also include natural law, the relationship between acquired and infused virtue, and church-state relations in both medieval and contemporary political theory.  His work has appeared in publications such as The Thomist and The Political Science Reviewer.  Prior to joining the School of Philosophy, he was the Donnelley Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Chicago.  He holds a Ph.D. and MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge and an A.B. in Government from Georgetown University, where he graduated as valedictorian.

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