Michael Allen Gillespie

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Michael Allen Gillespie is an American philosopher and Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Duke University. His areas of interest are political philosophy, continental philosophy, history of philosophy, and the origins of modernity. He has published on medieval theology, Petrarch, humanism, Erasmus, Luther, Erasmus, Montaigne, Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Fichte, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Heidegger, American political thought, the relation between religion and politics, and the role of sports in human life.


  • Hegel, Heidegger and the Ground of History
  • Nihilism before Nietzsche
  • The Theological Origins of Modernity
  • Nietzsche's New Seas: Explorations in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Politics (ed)
  • Ratifying the Constitution (ed.)
  • Homo Politics, Homo Economicus (ed.)