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David Walsh – Ordinary Professor

Walsh

A specialist in political theory, Dr. David Walsh is the author of a three-volume study of modernity addressing the totalitarian crisis, the resurgence of liberal democracy, and the philosophical revolution of the modern world. Intended as a guide to the multiple facets of the age in which we live, the volumes appeared as After Ideology: Recovering the Spiritual Foundations of Freedom (1990), The Growth of the Liberal Soul (1997), and The Modern Philosophical Revolution: The Luminosity of Existence (2008).

Professor Walsh has also published The Mysticism of Innerworldly Fulfillment: A Study of Jacob Boehme (1983), The Third Millennium: Reflections on Faith and Reason (1999), and Guarded By Mystery: Meaning in a Postmodern Age (1999). He has edited three volumes of The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, and his newest book, Politics of the Person as the Politics of Being, is being published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

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Recent Publications

Books

Politics of the Person as the Politics of Being.  Forthcoming, University of Notre Dame Press.

The Modern Philosophical Revolution:  The Luminosity of Existence. Cambridge University Press (2008).

Guarded by Mystery:  Meaning in a Postmodern Age.  Catholic University of America Press (1999).

The Third Millennium:  Reflections on Faith and Reason.  University of Missouri Press (1997).

The Growth of the Liberal Soul.  University of Missouri Press (1997).

Edited Volumes

The Human Voyage of Self-Discovery:  Essays in Honor of Brendan Purcell (with Brendan Leahy).  Veritas (2013).

Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Vol. VI:  Anamnesis.  University of Missouri Press (2002).

Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Vol. XXVI:  Crisis and the Apocalypse of Man. University of Missouri Press (1999).

Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Vol. XII:  The Later Middle Ages. University of Missouri Press (1998).

Articles and Chapters in Edited Volumes

"Science is Not Scientific."  From Faith and the Marvelous Progress of Science, ed. Brendan Leahy.  New City Press (2014).

"Epic as the Saving Truth of History:  Solzhenitsyn's Red Wheel." From The Human Voyage of Self-Discovery:  Essays in Honor of Brendan Purcell, ed. Brendan Leahy and David Walsh.  Veritas (2013).

"Dignity as an Eschatological Concept."  From Understanding Human Dignity, ed. Christopher McCrudden.  Oxford University Press (2013).

"Theory and Practice as Responsibility."  Perspectives on Politics 42:1 (2013).

 

Honors and Appointments

Professor, Department of Politics, The Catholic University of America, 1991 - present.

Associate Professor, Department of Politics, The Catholic University of America, 1987 - 1991.

Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, The Catholic University of America, 1984 - 1987.

Earhart Foundation Summer Fellowship Grant, 2014.

 

> Professor Walsh's CV

 

Contact

Office: 305 Marist Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20064

Phone: 202-319-6187

E-mail: walshd@cua.edu

 

Courses

  • POL 359 – Ancient and Medieval Political Thought
  • POL 360 – Modern Political Thought
  • POL 643 – Foundations of Christian Political Thought
  • POL 644 – Modern Christian Political Thought


Education

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA  Ph.D., 1978 

University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland – M.A., 1974

University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland – B.A., 1972
 

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Political theory
  • Liberal democracy
  • Philosophical revolution of modern world
     

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