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Steve Block

Lecturer
Department of Political Science
Baylor University
United States of America

Biography

Steve Block is currently working as a Lecturer of Political Science at Baylor University. He has completed his B.S., Political Science, North Carolina State University & M.A., Political Science, Baylor University & Ph.D., Political Science, Baylor University. Steve Block's interests range from the History of Political Thought, Public Law, American Political Thought and Development, Contemporary Political Thought, and Politics and Literature. His dissertation examines the thought of Aristotle and J.S. Mill on the relation of speech and rhetoric to politics, law, and technological progress. He is also working on how the US Supreme Court understands the purposes and limits of freedom of speech.

Research Interest

History of Political Thought, Public Law, American Political Thought and Development, Contemporary Political Thought, and Politics and Literature

Publications

  • "Rhetoric, Politics, and Choice in Aristotle's Rhetoric," The Political Science Workshop, Baylor University, Waco, TX, April 2011.

  • "Mill's Liberal Pedagogy in On Liberty," Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, April 2010.

  • "Immortality in Saul Bellow's Ravelstein," Expositions, forthcoming.

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