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Jason Blakely, PhD

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Division: Social Science Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 244
Phone: 310.506.7314
E-mail: Jason.Blakely@pepperdine.edu

Ph.D. Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
M.A. Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2007
B.A. Political Science, Vassar College, 2003

Jason Blakely is assistant professor of political science at Pepperdine Univeristy. He is the author of Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, and the Demise of Naturalism (University of Notre Dame Press, 2016) and Interpretive Social Science: An Anti-Naturalist Approach (with Mark Bevir, forthcoming Oxford University Press, 2018). He has written on politics in academic journals like The Review of Politics, Theory & Event, Political Studies, Polity, and Interpretation, as well as in popular venues like The Atlantic, America Magazine, and The Washington Post.

Academic Interests:

  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Social Science
  • History of Political Thought
  • Ethics

Selected Works: