Steve Block

Steve Block
Senior Lecturer
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Senior Lecturer of Political Science
Undergraduate Moot Court Program Director

Ph.D., Political Science, Baylor University
M.A., Political Science, Baylor University
B.S., Political Science, North Carolina State University

Teaching Interests
History of Political Thought, American Political Thought, Constitutional Law, Politics and Literature

Courses Taught


“Truth, Friendship, and the Good in Aristotle’s Ethics” (with Patrick Cain). In Love’s Authority: Essays in Honor of Mary Nichols. (forthcoming)

Review Essay of Principle and Prudence in Western Political Thought, edited by Christopher Lynch, et al. (Albany: SUNY Press, 2016). Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy 43, no. 2 (Winter 2017): 319-332.

Constitutional Government: The American Experience. 10th Edition. New York: Kendall Hunt, 2016. (with James Curry, et al.)

“Liberalism, the Family, and the Right to Privacy: Griswold v. Connecticut and Its Progeny.” In American Constitutionalism, Marriage, and the Family, edited by Patrick N. Cain and David Ramsey, 141-159.

“Socrates’s Spirited Defense of Knowledge: Continence, Incontinence, and Action in Book VII of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics” (with Patrick Cain), Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy 42, no. 1 (Fall 2015): 3-29.

“Socrates as Post-Erotic Philosopher” (book review), Review of Politics 77, no. 1 (2015): 129-31.

“Immortality in Saul Bellow’s Ravelstein,” Expositions 6 (2012): 81-89.


Department of Political Science

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