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Department of Political Science
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97276
Waco, Texas 76798

Office: Draper 209C
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Phone:
254.710.6237

Email:
Timothy_Burns@baylor.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Timothy Burns

Professor of Political Science
Graduate Program Director

Education:

B.A., Boston College
M.A., University of Toronto
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Timothy W. Burns is editor in chief of Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy. His research interests are in the history of political philosophy, classical and modern political thought, politics and literature, politics and religion, Shakespeare's political thought, and the thought of Leo Strauss.

His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, Polis, The Review of Metaphysics, Klesis, Logos, Interpretation, First Things, The Political Science Reviewer, The Claremont Review of Books, and Philanthropy.

His most recent books include Shakespeare’s Political Wisdom, (Palgrave: 2013); The Key Texts of Political Philosophy, (Cambridge: 2014); The Future of Liberal Education, (Routledge: 2014); and Brill’s Companion to Leo Strauss’ Writings on Classical Political Thought, (Brill: 2015). Most of his articles and book chapters can be found here.

Professor Burns is also co-editor of Palgrave MacMillan's Recovering Political Philosophy series. He chairs the Northeast section of the Society for Greek Political Thought, and he serves as a reviewer for a number of journals and publishers.

Before coming to Baylor in the fall of 2013 Professor Burns taught at Skidmore College, Texas State (formerly Southwest Texas State), Hiram College, and as a visiting professor at Boston College.

Courses at Baylor:

PSC 3363 Ancient and Medieval Political Thought

PSC 3373 Western Political Thought: Modern

PSC 4313 Politics and Literature - Comedy

PSC 4313 Shakespeare's Tragedies

PSC 5343 Classical Political Thought: Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Politics

PSC 5393 Advanced Seminar: Thucydides

Selected Publications:

The Key Texts of Political Philosophy: An Introduction (with Thomas L. Pangle). Cambridge University Press, September 2014.

The Future of Liberal Education (co-edited with Peter A. Lawler). Routledge, October 2014

Shakespeare’s Political Wisdom, Palgrave Macmillan, April 2013.

Recovering Reason: Essays in Honor of Thomas L. Pangle (editor). Lexington Books. Hardcover and Paperback editions, August 2010. See review at: http://tinyurl.com/4ewbqxp

After History? Francis Fukuyama and His Critics (editor), Rowman and Littlefield, 1994.