Nathan Tarcov

Nathan Tarcov

Nathan Tarcov
Ph.D., Harvard, 1975

Major Areas of Interest:

- Ancient Political Thought (Thucydides, Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch)
- Modern Political Thought (Machiavelli, Locke, the American Founders, Strauss)
- Education and Family in Political Theory
- Principles of U.S. Foreign Policy

Selected Publications:

- Locke's Education for Liberty (University of Chicago Press, 1984)
- Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy, translated with Harvey Mansfield (University of Chicago Press, 1996)
- The Legacy of Rousseau edited with Clifford Orwin (University of Chicago Press, 1996)

Phone: (773) 702-8064
Office: Foster 316

Professor Nathan Tarcov's scholarly interests include history of political theory, education and family in political theory, and principles of U.S. foreign policy. He has published Locke's Education for Liberty, Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy, and The Legacy of Rousseau, and numerous articles on Machiavelli, Locke, the American founders, Leo Strauss, and such topics as constitutionalism, democracy and tyranny. He is one of the coordinators of the Political Theory Workshop and Director of The Leo Strauss Center.

Tarcov has been recognized for excellence in undergraduate teaching, receiving the University's Quantrell Award in 1997.

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