Bernard Yack

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Bernard Yack (born 1952) is a Canadian born American political theorist.

He received his B.A. from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he was a student of Judith Shklar. He has taught at numerous universities including Princeton and is the author of many works of political philosophy including The Problems of a Political Animal.[1]

He is currently the Lerman Neubauer Professor of Democracy and Public Policy at Brandeis University.[2]


  • Yack, Bernard. "Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community." Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.
  • Yack, Bernard. ""Rhetoric and Public Reason: An Aristotelian Theory of Deliberation." Political Theory 34. (2006): 417-38.
  • Yack, Bernard. "Chapter 18 Five Questions on Political Philosophy." Political Questions. Ed. Morten Ebbe Juul Nielsen. London: Automatic Press, 2006
  • Yack, Bernard. "Naming and Reclaiming the Enlightenment." European Journal of Political Theory 5. (2006): 343-54.
  • Yack, Bernard. The Fetishism of Modernities: Epochal Self-Consciousness in Contemporary Social and Political Thought. University of Notre Dame Press, 1997.
  • Yack, Bernard. Liberalism without Illusions: Essays on Liberal Theory and the Political Vision of Judith N. Shklar. University of California Press, 1996.
  • Yack, Bernard. The Problems of a Political Animal: Community, Conflict, and Justice in Aristotelian Political Thought. University of California Press, 1993.
  • Yack, Bernard. The Longing for Total Revolution: Philosophic Sources of Social Discontent from Rousseau to Marx and Nietzsche. Princeton University Press, 1986.


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