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Professor Alan Ryan

Emeritus Professor of Political Theory, University of Oxford
Recently retired after fifty-three years teaching political philosophy in Britain and the US. Central interests in the history of liberalism from Mill to Rawls. About to embark on a short book on American social and political thought in the period 1880 to 1920.
Past appointments
  • Reader in Politics, University of Oxford, 1978 - 1986
  • Professor of Politics, Princeton, 1987 - 1996
  • Warden, New College University of Oxford, 1996 - 2010
  • Visiting Professor (Philosophy), Stanford University, California, 2014 - 2015
  • Professor of Politics, Princeton, 2010 - 2016
  • Warden, New College, Oxford, New College University of Oxford, 1987 - 2010
  • Emeritus Professor of Political Theory, University of Oxford, 2016 -
Principal publications
  • Liberal Anxieties and Liberal Education 1998
  • On Politics 2012
  • The Making of Modern Liberalism 2012
  • The philosophy of John Stuart Mill 1970
  • Property and political theory 1984
  • John Dewey and the high tide of American liberalism 1995
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