Associate Professor of Political Science. Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2002.
Prof. Hanley received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.Phil. from Cambridge University, and his Ph.D. from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to Marquette he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University's Whitney Humanities Center.
His research in the history of political philosophy focuses on the Scottish Enlightenment. He is the author of Adam Smith and the Character of Virtue (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and co-editor, with Darrin M. McMahon, of The Enlightenment: Critical Concepts in History, 5 vols. (Routledge, 2010). In addition, Professor Hanley is the editor of the Penguin Classics edition of Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments (Penguin, 2010), the editor of the forthcoming Adam Smith: A Princeton Guide (Princeton University Press), and current President of the International Adam Smith Society. His recent articles have appeared or are forthcoming in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Political Theory, European Journal of Political Theory, Review of Politics, History of Political Thought and Journal of the History of Philosophy, among others. He is also the recipient of Fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Arête Initiative, and is currently at work on a study of love and wisdom in Enlightenment moral and political philosophy.
"Rousseau's Virtue Epistemology," Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (2012): 239-63.
"David Hume and the 'Politics of Humanity'," Political Theory 39 (2011): 205-33.
"Social Science and Human Flourishing: The Scottish Enlightenment and Today," Journal of Scottish Philosophy 7 (2009): 29-46.
"Hume's Last Lessons: The Civic Education of My Own Life," Review of Politics 64 (2002): 659-85.
"Aristotle on the Greatness of Greatness of Soul," History of Political Thought 23 (2002): 1-20.
“Hume and Smith on Moral Philosophy,” in Oxford Handbook of David Hume, ed. Paul Russell (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
“The Eighteenth-Century Context from Spinoza to Kant,” in Sympathy, ed. Eric Schliesser (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
“Smith and Virtue,” in Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith, ed. Christopher Berry, Maria Paganelli and Craig Smith (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
“Rousseau,” in Routledge Handbook of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy, ed. Aaron Garrett (London: Routledge, forthcoming).
“Hume’s Critique and Defense of Religion,” in Enlightenment and Secularism, ed. Christopher Nadon (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, forthcoming).
“Adam Smith on Living a Life,” in Adam Smith: A Princeton Guide, ed. Hanley (Princeton: Princeton University Press, forthcoming).
“Political Economy and Individual Liberty,” in The Challenge of Rousseau, ed. Eve Grace and Christopher Kelly (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 34-56.
“Skepticism and Imagination: Smith’s Response to Hume’s Dialogues,” in New Essays on Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy, ed. Wade L. Robison and David B. Suits (Rochester: RIT Press, 2012), 173-93.
“Skepticism and Naturalism in Adam Smith,” in The Philosophy of Adam Smith, ed. Vivienne Brown and Samuel Fleischacker (London: Routledge, 2010), 198-212.
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