Leslie Paul Thiele

thielelDistinguished Professor

Ph.D, Princeton, 1989


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Leslie Paul Thiele teaches political theory and serves as Director of Sustainability Studies. His interdisciplinary research focuses on continental political thought, the intersection of political philosophy and the natural sciences, and sustainability. His central concerns are the responsibilities of citizenship and the opportunities for leadership in a world of rapid technological, social, and ecological change. His articles have appeared in theAmerican Political Science Review, Political Theory and a dozen other journals. His books include Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of the Soul(Princeton 1990), Timely Meditations: Martin Heidegger and Postmodern Politics (Princeton 1995), Environmentalism for a New Millennium (Oxford 1999), Thinking Politics (2nd edition, CQ Press 2003), The Heart of Judgment: Practical Wisdom, Narrative, and Neuroscience (Cambridge 2006), andIndra’s Net and the Midas Touch: Living Sustainably in a Connected World(MIT, 2011).