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Jason Blakely Faculty Profile

Jason Blakely

Associate Professor of Political Science
Social Science Division, Seaver College
APC 244


Jason Blakely (PhD, UC Berkeley) is an associate professor of political science at Pepperdine University. His expertise is in political philosophy and hermeneutics. He is the author of We Built Reality: How Social Science Infiltrated Culture, Politics, and Power (Oxford, 2020) and Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, and the Demise of Naturalism (Notre Dame, 2016). He also co-authored Interpretive Social Science (Oxford, 2018) with Mark Bevir. Blakely's work has also appeared in top scholarly journals as well as popular venues like the Atlantic and Commonweal.

For a current CV and list of publications please see his Academia.edu page.


  • Political Philosophy
  • Hermeneutics
  • Interpretive Social Science
  • History of Political Thought
  • Ideologies