Ordinary Professor and Chair of the Department
A specialist in political theory, Dr. David Walsh is the author of a three-volume study of modernity addressing the totalitarian crisis, the resurgence of liberal democracy, and the philosophical revolution of the modern world. Intended as a guide to the multiple facets of the age in which we live, the volumes appeared as After Ideology: Recovering the Spiritual Foundations of Freedom (1990), The Growth of the Liberal Soul (1997), and The Modern Philosophical Revolution: The Luminosity of Existence (2008).
Professor Walsh has also published The Mysticism of Innerworldly Fulfillment: A Study of Jacob Boehme (1983), The Third Millennium: Reflections on Faith and Reason (1999), and Guarded By Mystery: Meaning in a Postmodern Age (1999). He has edited three volumes of The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, and his newest book, Politics of the Person as the Politics of Being, is being published by the University of Notre Dame Press.