Thomas J. Donahue
Visiting Assistant Professor
Dr. Thomas J. Donahue is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department, Independent College Programs, and the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship. In 2008-2009 and in 2010-2014, he was a Lecturer in the Program in Ethics, Politics & Economics and the Political Science Department at Yale. In 2009-2010, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for Philosophical Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
A political philosopher, Donahue's research examines the structure of injustices in global, comparative, and historical perspective; and the relationships among moral principles and political and economic theories. Some of his research is published or forthcoming in European Journal of Political Theory, The Philosophical Forum, Public Affairs Quarterly, Ethics & the Environment, and Nexos.
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
A. M., The University of Chicago
A. B., Colby College
Thomas J. Donahue and Paulina Ochoa Espejo, "The Analytical-Continental Divide: Styles of Dealing with Problems," European Journal of Political Theory (Forthcoming)
Thomas J. Donahue, "Terrorism, Moral Conceptions, and Moral Innocence," The Philosophical Forum 44, 4 (2013): 413-435
Thomas J. Donahue, "Anthropocentrism and the Argument from Gaia Theory," Ethics & the Environment 15, 2 (2010): 51-77
Courses, Fall 2014
Courses, Spring 2015
Ends and Means: Moral Choices in Politics. POLSH274B001
Majorities and Minority Rights: Ethics & Economics. POLSH305B001
Proposed Courses, Fall 2015
Injustices: Human & Animal. POLSH 27X
Human Rights and Development. ICPRH 301
Proposed Courses, Spring 2016
The Power of Ideas: Political Ideologies. POLSH 37X
The Earth: Ethics, Politics & Economics. POLSH250/ENVSH250.
Majorities and Minority Rights: Ethics & Economics. POLSH305B001.