Dr. Laurence Reardon

 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Government and Political Philosophy

Chair, Gov’t and Political Philosophy Department

LaurenceReardon@bac.edu

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  • The Catholic University of America, Ph.D., Political Theory
  • The Catholic University of America, M.A., Political Theory
  • John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family,
  • Master of Theological Studies
  • University College Dublin (Ireland), B.S., Computer Science
  • Government and Political Philosophy
  • “The Parental State: Individualism, Collectivism and Authority in Rousseau” – 37th Annual Meeting of Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA,
    November 17, 2005
  • “Rousseau’s Theory of the Family” – Politics and Lunch Series,
    The Catholic University of America, Department of Politics, March 30, 2005
    (Panelist) Liberty Fund Conference “Liberty and Culture in Irving Babbitt”, Indianapolis, IN, February 21-24, 2008
  • “The Intellectual Origins of the Parental State” at Academy of Philosophy and Letters Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD May 31, 2009
  • “Taxes and the Common Good” as part of panel discussion on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, for Constitution Day, Belmont Abbey College, September 17, 2010
  • “The Fight against Illness and the Rights of the Unborn: Some Background” at Crusaders for Life Panel Discussion, Belmont Abbey College, February 7, 2012
  • “Collision Course? The Traditional Family and the 21st –Century State” Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual Conference, Uniondale, Long Island, NY, October 27, 2012
  • “The Little Platoons vs. The State: Edmund Burke and the Catholic Response to Mass Society”
    Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual Conference, Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH, October 25, 2013
  • “New Christendom or New Secularization? : Jacques Maritain’s Vision of Western Democracy Revisited”, Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual Conference, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD, October 24, 2014
  • “The United States of Europe? The Complex Past and Uncertain Future of the European Union,” Belmont Abbey College Faculty Lecture Series, February 25, 2015
    (upcoming) “Beyond Tolerance?: Implications and Lessons of the Irish Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Referendum,” Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual Conference, Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH, October 24, 2015

Publications Articles:

  • “The Ethics of Fetal Tissue Transplantation Research: A Review” The Linacre Quarterly (Journal of the Catholic Medical Association), vol.66, no.3 (August 1999), p.21-34
  • “Inequality” in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013: Ethics and Philosophy, Vol. 2. (2013)
  • “Tolerance” in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013: Ethics and Philosophy, Vol. 4. (2013)
  • Book: (upcoming) The State as Parent: Locke, Rousseau and the Transformation of the Family – University of Scranton Press.
  • Reading, writing, and some conversational competency in French, Spanish, Irish.
  • Honors/Scholarships:
  • Earhart Foundation: Fellowship Research Grant, February 2008
  • Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society: Kohler Fellowship Grant, June 2007
  • The Catholic University of America:
  • Defended dissertation (with distinction), November 2006
  • Full Tuition Scholarship M.A./Ph.D. Program, 1998
  • John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family:
  • Graduated (Summa Cum Laude), May 1998
  • McGivney Scholarship (partial), 1997