James Bernard Murphy
Professor of Government
Director, Daniel Webster Project
Faculty Director, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
My scholarship ranges from political economy, jurisprudence, and ethics to political philosophy, political theology, and biblical ethics. I teach courses about "Prophets on Trial," "Utopia and Its Critics, "Foundations of Political Thought," "Jurisprudence," and "The Ethics of War and Peace."
- B.A. Yale University
- M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Ph.D. Yale University
Haunted by Paradise: A Philosopher's Quest for Biblical Answers to Key Moral Questions (Cascade Publishers, forthcoming 2021).
Your Whole Life: Beyond Childhood and Adulthood (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020).
How to Think Politically: Sages, Scholars, and Statesmen Whose Ideas Have Shaped the World (with Graeme Garrard; Bloomsbury Continuum, 2019).
A Geneaology of Violence and Religion: René Girard in Dialogue (Sussex Academic Press, 2018).
Works In Progress
The Quest for Perfection: Deification in Greek Philosophy and in the Bible