Andrew Hertzoff

Institution where doctorate degree was earned:

University of Notre Dame

Brief biography

Professor Hertzoff specializes in the history of political theory. His dissertation was on Plato's Cratylus. He also has interests in a variety of questions in democratic theory, international relations, American Constitutionalism, education, legal theory, and genocide. He has authored papers on Plato, Plutarch, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Tocqueville, Thoreau, W.E.B. Du Bois, Gadamer, Rorty, Strauss, and Weber. He was instrumental in the establishment of the new GE Honors Program at CSU-Sacramento. He is at work on a book about the rejection of Plato, Aristotle and teleology, and the influence of the Epicureans and the Sophists on the political thought of the Renaissance and Enlightenment, entitled Wisdom, Ignorance and Education.

Areas of research and interests:

Classical Political Thought, Modern Political Thought, Contemporary Political Thought, Conservative Political Thought, American Political Thought, Just War Theory, Democratic Theory, Public Law, Genocide, Philosophy of Education.

Undergraduate courses:

Political Thought I, Political Thought II, American Political Thought, Just War, Natural Right and the Law of Peoples, Greek Political Thought, Shaping the Modern World, Elements of Law, Politics of Genocide, American Political Institutions.

Graduate courses:

Political Theory.


E-mail: ahertzof@csus.edu
Phone number: (916) 278-3495