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Douglas Den Uyl

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Douglas J. Den Uyl

Douglas J. Den Uyl (born 1950) is vice president of educational programs at Liberty Fund.[1]


Den Uyl earned his B.A. from Kalamazoo College, his MA from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. from Marquette University. Den Uyl's areas of scholarly interest include the history of ideas, moral and political theory, and has published essays or books on Spinoza, Smith, Shaftesbury, Mandeville and others. He taught philosophy and was department chair and full professor at Bellarmine College (now Bellarmine University) before coming to Liberty Fund.[2] He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.[3] Den Uyl has contributed articles to journals such as Journal of the History of Philosophy, Social Philosophy and Policy, and Journal of Applied Philosophy,[4] as well as The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism.[5]

Den Uyl is the author of The Virtue of Prudence (1991),[6] The Fountainhead: An American Novel (1999),[7] and God, Man, & Well-Being: Spinoza's Modern Humanism (2008).[8]

Den Uyl coauthored (with Douglas B. Rasmussen) several books: Liberty and Nature: An Aristotelian Defense of Liberal Order (1991);[9] Liberalism Defended: The Challenge of Post-Modernity (1997);[10] and Norms of Liberty: A Perfectionist Basis for Non-Perfectionist Politics (2005).[11] He also co-edited (with Rasmussen) The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand (1984).[12]

A collection of scholarly essays about Rasmussen and Den Uyl's Norms of Liberty, Reading Rasmussen and Den Uyl: Critical Essays on "Norms of Liberty", edited by Aeon J. Skoble, was published in 2008.[13]


  1. ^ "Heartland Institute website". Archived from the original on September 30, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  2. ^ "Full Context website". Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  3. ^ "Mont Pelerin Society Directory" (PDF). DeSmogBlog. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 23, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Phil Papers website
  5. ^ Den Uyl, Douglas (2008). "Virtue". In Hamowy, Ronald (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE; Cato Institute. pp. 521–22. doi:10.4135/9781412965811.n318. ISBN 978-1412965804. LCCN 2008009151. OCLC 750831024.
  6. ^ Review of The Virtue of Prudence Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Worldcat page for The Fountainhead: An American Novel
  8. ^ Library of Congress
  9. ^ Liberty and Nature at Library of Congress
  10. ^ Liberalism Defended at Library of Congress
  11. ^ Norms of Liberty at Library of Congress
  12. ^ The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand at Library of Congress
  13. ^ Reading Rasmussen and Den Uyl at Library of Congress

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