Andrew Norris

Associate Professor

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Ellison 3720


Political Philosophy

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1995


Professor Norris is the editor of The Claim to Community (Stanford University Press, 2006), Politics, Metaphysics, and Death: Essays on Giorgio Agamben's "Homo Sacer" (Duke University Press, 2005), and with Jeremy Elkins, the co-editor of Truth and Democracy (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012).   His essays have appeared in Cities: Philosophie, Politique, Histoire; Constellations; Critical Horizons, Diacritics; Film-philosophy; Journal of Law & Society, Law, Culture & the Humanities; Metaphilosophy; Philosophy and Social Criticism; Political Theory; Polity; Radical Philosophy; Telos; Theory and Event; Social Science Encyclopedia; International Encyclopedia of the Social SciencesEncyclopedia of Political Thought:, and German and American edited collections. He is currently completing a book entitled Publicity and Partiality: Political Reflection in the Work of Stanley Cavell.


Professor Norris is also an affiliated member of the faculty of the Department of Philosophy at UCSB.


" 'How Can It Not know What It Is?' Self and Other in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner," Film-Philosophy (forthcoming).

"Wollen und Entscheiden: Hegel uber Ironie, das Bose und die soubverane Ausnahme," in Willkur: Freitheit und Gesetz II," (August Verlag, forthcomng).

"Jean-Luc Nancy on the Political after Heidegger and Schmitt," Philosophy & Social Criticism (forthcoming).

" 'La Chaine des raisons a une fin.' Wittgenstein et Oakeshott sur le rationalisme et la pratique," Cites: Philosophie, Politique, Histoire 38 (2009).

"Das Politische als das Metaphysiche und das Alltagliche," Wittgenstein: Philosophie als, Arbeit an Einem Selbst' (Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2009).

"Thoreau, Cavell, and the Foundations of True Political Expression," A Political Companion to Henry David Thoreau (University Press of Kentucky, 2009).


PS 1 

Political Ideas in the Modern World 

PS 108 

Politics and Literature

PS 110

Political Concepts: Freedom 

PS 188

Modern Political Theory

PS 189 

Contemporary Political Theory 

PS 196 

Senior Seminar: Conservative Political Thought 

PS 196/

PS 594 

Senior and Graduate Seminar:

Arendt and Oakeshott 

PS 241 

Graduate Seminar: Modern Political Thinkers 

(Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit) 

PS 242 

Graduate Seminar: Contemporary Political Thinkers

(Hegel's Philosophy of Right)