Michael J Thompson
Professor • Political, Legal and Urban Studies
He offers courses in the history of political thought, Greek, Roman, Medieval and Modern political philosophy as well as courses in democratic theory, Marxism, critical theory and psychology and politics. He is the author of numerous books including The Politics of Inequality: A Political History of the Idea of Economic Inequality in American Political Thought (Columbia, 2007); The Domestication of Critical Theory (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016); The Specter of Babel: A Reconstruction of Political Judgment (SUNY, 2020); Twilight of the Self: The Decline of the Individual in Late Capitalism (Stanford, 2022); and Decline of the Dialectic: Patterns of Disfigurement in Modern Reason (Routledge, 2023).
Languages (other than English)French German Italian Latin Greek Mandarin
Political Theory, Political Philosophy
Descent of the Dialectic: Phronetic Criticism in the Age of Nihilism; New York, NY; Routledge;
Twilight of the Self: The Decline of the Individual in Late Capitalism; Palo Alto, CA; Stanford University Press; 2022
The Specter of Babel: A Reconstruction of Political Judgment; Albany, New York; State University of New York Press; 2020