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Department of History & Political Science

Dr. Quentin Taylor

Professor
Baird Hall, Room 219H
918-343-7667
qtaylor@rsu.edu

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science
    University of Missouri-Columbia, 1992
  • M.Ed., History
    University of Missouri-Columbia, 1987
  • B.S.Ed., History
    University of Missouri-Columbia, 1986

Professional Experience

  • 2011-Present, Professor
  • 2001-2011, Associate Professor
    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

  • 2008-2009, Resident Scholar
    Liberty Fund, Inc.

  • 1992-1996, Instructor, History and Government
    Midland College, Midland TX

  • 1992, Instructor, Political Theory
    University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO

  • 1991, Visiting Lecturer, American Politics
    Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

Courses Taught

  • American Federal Government, Constitutional Law, Introduction to Political Theory, U.S. History to 1877, U.S. History since 1877, Modern Europe

Publications

Books

  • The Republic of Genius: A Reconstruction of Nietzsche’s Early Thought (University of Rochester Press, 1997)
  • ed. The Other Machiavelli: Republican Writings by the Author of The Prince (Univ. Press of America, 1998)
  • ed. The Essential Federalist: A New Reading of the Federalist Papers (Madison House Publishers, 1998)

Articles

  • "St. Augustine and Political Thought: A Revisionist View," Augustiniana, 48 (1998), 287-303.
  • "Machiavelli and the American Founding," in The Other Machiavelli, 1-42.
  • "The Science of Publius: Method and Prescription in The Federalist," in The Essential Federalist, 21-48.
  • "Political Science or Political Sophistry?: A Critique of Plato's Statesman," Polis, 17 (2000), 91-109.
  • "The Last Days of Socrates: An Invitation to Philosophy," Midwest Quarterly, 42 (2000), 20-32.
  • "On Edmund Burke's A Vindication of Natural Society," Modern Age, 43 (2001), 222-236.
  • "Descartes's Paradoxical Politics," Humanitas, 14 (2001), 76-103.
  • "Public Deliberation and Popular Government in Aristotle's Politics," Interpretation, 29 (2002), 241-260.
  • "Rhetorical Readings of The Federalist Papers," Political Science Reviewer, 31 (2002), 236-282.
  • "President Hayes and the Poncas," Chronicles of Oklahoma, 81 (2003), 104-111.
  • "The Sophistical Socrates: Paradox and Obfuscation in Republic I," Midwest Quarterly, 45 (2003), 31-48.
  • "An Original Omission?: Property in Rawls's Political Thought," Independent Review, 8 (2004), 387-400.
  • "'To Order Well the State': The Politics of Titus Andronicus," Interpretation, 32 (2005), 125-150.
  • "Money and Politics in the Land of Oz," Independent Review, 9 (2005), 413-426.
  • "Ernest Barker and Greek Political Thought: Plato," Polis, 23 (2006), 222-242.
  • "Ernest Barker and Greek Political Thought: Aristotle," Polis, 23 (2006), 243-262.
  • "Schopenhauer's Metaphysics of Music," Schopenhauer Jahrbuch, 87 (2006), 119-136.
  • "John of Salisbury, the Policraticus, and Political Thought," Humanitas, 19 (2006), 133-157.
  • "James Madison and the Extended Republic," in Defending the Republic (ISI, 2008), 99-119.
  • "The Federalism of The Federalist Papers," in Ashgate Companion to Federalism (Ashgate, 2009), 175-192.
  • "Leviathan Bound, or the Re-education of Thomas Hobbes," Hobbes Studies, 22 (2009), 123-143.
  • "Thomas Hobbes, Political Economist," Independent Review, 14 (2010), 415-433.
  • "Radical Son: The Apprenticeship of John Stuart Mill," Humanitas, 26 (2013), 129-152.
  • "Mencken's Nietzsche: A Centenary Observance," Modern Age, 56 (2014), 43-50.
  • "Oklahoma in James Bryce's The American Commonwealth," Chronicles of Oklahoma, 92 (2014), 132-157.
  • "Alexander Hamilton and the Politics of Expediency," American Political Thought (forthcoming)
  • "The Spirit of the Age: J. S. Mill's Radical Manifesto," Interpretation (under review)

Encyclopedia Entries

  • "William Henry Harrison," "George Clinton," and "John Randolph," in Encyclopedia of the Early Republic and Antebellum America (M. E. Sharpe, 2010).
  • "XI Amendment," and "The Federalist Papers," in Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History (CQ Press, 2010).
  • "Benjamin Franklin," in Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (OUP, 2013).
  • "Charles Brockton Brown," "Washington Irving," "James Madison," "Abraham Lincoln," "C. Wright Mills," and "Josiah Royce," in Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History (OUP, 2013).

Book Reviews

  • Glenn Beck, The Original Argument: The Federalists' Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century (Threshold Editions, 2011) in Oklahoma Politics, 21 (2011), 113-118.
  • Alan Ryan, On Politics: A History of Political Thought from Herodotus to the Present (Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2012), in Polis, 30 (2013), 171-175.
  • Richard Beeman, Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution (Random House, 2009) in Oklahoma Politics, 23 (2013), 91-95.
  • David Brian Robertson, The Original Compromise: What the Constitution's Framers Were Really Thinking (Oxford University Press, 2013) in American Political Thought (forthcoming).
  • John Ferling, Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry that Forged a Nation (Bloomsbury Press, 2013) in American Political Thought (forthcoming)

Electronic Articles (Liberty Fund)

  • "John Jay, 1745-1829" (2008)
  • "The Anti-Federalists: A Bibliography" (2008)
  • "The Federalist Papers: America's Political Classic" (2009)
  • "Major Political Thinkers: Plato to Mill" (2009)
  • "William Henry Harrison and the Whig Counter-Revolution" (2014)

Conference Papers

  • Association for Political Theory, Colorado Springs, CO (2004)
  • Association for Political Theory, St. Louis, MO (2005)
  • Western Political Science Association, Albuquerque, NM (2006)
  • Southwestern Political Science Association, San Antonio, TX (2006)
  • James Madison Symposium, Shreveport, LA (2006)
  • Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA (2006)
  • Southwestern Political Science Association, Albuquerque, NM (2007)
  • Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA (2007)
  • Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA (2008)
  • Western Political Science Association, Vancouver, BC (2009)
  • Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL (2009)
  • Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ (2011)
  • Oklahoma Political Science Association, Norman, OK (2013)
  • Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA (2014)
  • Southwestern Political Science Association, San Antonio, TX (2014)
  • Mid-America Historical Conference, Fort Smith, AR (2014)

Liberty Fund Conferences

  • "Wilhelm Röpke's The Humane Economy," Indianapolis, IN (2001)
  • "Joseph Schumpeter's Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy," Indianapolis, IN (2002)
  • "Bertrand de Jouvenel's On Power," Crawfordsville, IN (2004)
  • "Seventeenth-Century English Republicanism," New Orleans, LA (2005)
  • "Federalists and Anti-Federalists," San Diego, CA (2007)
  • "Commerce, Culture, and Liberty," Tampa, FL (2007)
  • "Machiavelli's Florentine Histories," Cleveland, OH (2007)
  • "Federalism and Separation of Powers," Crawfordsville, IN (2008)
  • "Machiavelli and Shakespeare," San Diego, CA (2008)
  • "New Theories of Democratic Failure," Indianapolis, IN (2008)
  • "John Rawls and Differing Responses," San Francisco, CA (2008)
  • "Shakespeare's English History Plays," Indianapolis, IN (2008)
  • "James Madison and the Extended Republic," Indianapolis, IN (2009)
  • "Political Philosophy Roundtable," Indianapolis, IN (2009)
  • "Federalism and Separation of Powers," Indianapolis, IN (2009)
  • "Walter Lippmann's The Public Philosophy," Indianapolis, IN (2009)
  • "John Stuart Mill on Liberty and Control," Indianapolis, IN (2014)

Awards & Honors

  • NEH Summer Seminar on Periklean Athens (1990)
  • RSU Organized Research Grant (2003)
  • RSU Organized Research Grant (2004)
  • NEH Summer Seminar on the Early American Republic (2005)
  • RSU Organized Research Grant (2005)
  • RSU Organized Research Grant (2006)
  • Excellence in Scholarship Award, RSU School of Liberal Arts (2006)
  • RSU Organized Research Grant (2007)
  • Excellence in Scholarship Award, RSU School of Liberal Arts (2007)
  • Outstanding Professors Academy, University of Central Oklahoma (2007)
  • Adjunct Scholar, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (2009-12)
  • Grant Supervisor, Charles Koch Foundation (2012-14)
  • RSU Organized Research Grant (2013)
  • RSU Organized Research Grant (2014)
  • Scholar of the Year, Oklahoma Political Science Association (2014)