Grant Havers, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy and Political Studies
Honours B.A., Phil (Calgary); M.A. (York); Ph.D (York);
- Lincoln and the Politics of Christian Love (U. of Missouri Press, 2009)
- "Between Athens and Jerusalem: Western Otherness in the Works of Leo Strauss and Hannah Arendt," The European Legacy vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 19-29. (2004)
- "The Right-wing Postmodernism of Marshall McLuhan", Media, Culture, Society vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 511-525. (2003)
- "Romanticism and Universalism: The Case of Leo Strauss", Dialogue and Universalism, vol.12, nos. 6-7, pp. 155-168. (2002)
- (with Mark Wexler), "Conspiracy: A Dramaturgical Explanation", International Journal of Group Tensions vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 247-266. (2002)
- "George Grant and Leo Strauss: Modernist and Postmodernist Conservatisms", Topia, no.8, pp. 91-106. (2002)
- "Leo Strauss and the Politics of Biblical Religion", Studies in Religion vol. 30, nos.3-4, 353-364. (2001)
- (with Mark Wexler), "Is U.S. Neoconservatism dead?" Quarterly Journal of Ideology, vol. 24, nos. 1-2, pp. 1-12. (2001)
Awards & Honours
Davis Distinguished Teaching Award (2004)
"I teach a branch of philosophy which ponders the question, what is the best political regime for humanity? I find that many feel that the church is apolitical and the Bible is not a work of political philosophy. But I try to show my students that revealed truth, nevertheless, certainly presents a kind of implicit approach to politics. For example, the Bible is very much committed to social justice, to caring for the poor and the oppressed. Therefore, its not apolitical. This is sometimes surprising to students. Many people think religion is one thing and politics is another."
Grant Havers works in School of Graduate Studies, and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in the departments of MA Interdisciplinary Humanities, and Philosophy.