John Phillips

John Phillips
  • Discipline: Political Science
  • Organization: Austin Peay State University

A citizen of three countries and fluent in four languages, Dr. John Phillips teaches Political Philosophy and Comparative politics as Assistant Professor of Political Science at Austin Peay State University. His research interests range far and wide: from the impact of inequities in natural resources on international distributive justice (the subject of his dissertation) to the impact of secular public education on religious commitment (the subject of recent article). His current research projects include a book project on libertarian accounts of political authority, an attempt to rehabilitate Nozick’s view on the sanitizing properties of market transactions, and an attempt to defend a Lockean account of natural property against legal positivism. When he’s not busy teaching and researching (which is hardly ever), Dr. Phillips plays (and coaches) soccer in the Clarksville TN area.