Darrell Dobbs, Ph.D.Marquette University
Wehr Physics Hall, 421MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America(414) firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Dobbs studies ancient Greek philosophy, American constitutionalism, and Catholic social thought. He joined Marquette’s faculty in 1987, having taught at Tufts, Emory, and in the Honors College at the University of Houston. Over the past three and a half decades he has published extensively in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics. From 2006 to 2009, he was associate editor of the American Journal of Political Science. He has twice been awarded Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and has received multiple research grants from the Earhart Foundation and from the Bradley Institute for the Study of Democracy and Public Values. The Mellon Foundation provided support for the development of his innovative introduction to political philosophy, which taps the medieval Trivium to explore difficulties raised by the American Founding. He has served on the Board of Directors of Mercy Academy and on the Advisory Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies at Carthage College.
In the classroom, Professor Dobbs enjoys conversing with students at all levels. He aims to promote independent thinking and intellectual depth by directing students in exegetical tasks exercising and cultivating the arts of learning. He sees the study of political philosophy as a capstone to the classical liberal arts and, consequently, as a discipline useful not only to a few aspiring academic specialists but also to every self-governing human being.
Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1983
- POSC 2801 Justice and Power | Syllabus
- POSC 4811 The Best Constitution | Syllabus
- POSC 4812 Ethics and Politics | Syllabus
- POSC 4813 Nietzsche and Christianity | Syllabus
- POSC 4821 Democracy and Its Problems | Syllabus
- POSC 6801 Political Philosophy | Syllabus
- Plato's Paragon of Human Excellence: Socratic Philosopher and Civic Guardian," Journal of Politics, (2003), 65: 1062-1082.
- Socratic Communism, Journal of Politics (2000), 62: 491-510.
- Family Matters: Aristotle's Appreciation of Women and the Plural Structure of Society, American Political Science Review (1996), 90:74-89.
- Choosing Justice: Socrates' Model City and the Practice of Dialectic. American Political Science Review (1994), 88:263-277.
- Natural Right and the Problem of Aristotle's Defense of Slavery, Journal of Politics (1994), 56:67-94.
- The Piety of Thought In Plato's Republic, Book 1. American Political Science Review. (1994), 88:668-683.
- Rationalism or Revelation? American Political Science Review (1988), 82:579-587 [coauthor].
- Reckless Rationalism and Heroic Reverence in Homer's Odyssey, American Political Science Review (1987), 81:491-508.
- For Lack of Wisdom: Courage and Inquiry in Plato's Laches, Journal of Politics (1986), 48:825-849.
- The Justice of Socrates' Philosopher Kings, American Journal of Political Science (1985), 29:809-826.
- Aristotle's Anticommunism, American Journal of Political Science (1985), 29:29-46.