Dr. Laurie M. Johnson

Political Thought

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Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 1990.
Dissertation: Thucydides, Hobbes, and the Interpretation of Realism

Professional Experience:

Professor, Kansas State University, 2010-

Director, Certificate in the Study of Arts and Sciences Through Primary Texts, a college-wide program, 2001-

Associate Professor, Kansas State University, 1996- (Political Philosophy)

Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, 1991-1996

Assistant Professor, Radford University, 1990-1991

Selected Publications:

Laurie M. Johnson, Locke and Rousseau: Two Enlightenment Responses to Honor, Lexington Books, scholarly subsidiary of Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.

Laurie M. Johnson Bagby, Thomas Hobbes: Turning Point for Honor, Lexington Books, scholarly subsidiary of Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.

Laurie M. Johnson Bagby, Hobbes's Leviathan, London: Continuum International Publishing, 2007.

"The American Founding, American Government Textbooks, and Civic Education,” with Jim Franke, Journal of Political Science Education, forthcoming, 2005.

Laurie M. Bagby, Political Thought: A Guide to the Classics, Wadsworth/International Thompson Publishing Company, 2002.

“Mathematici v Dogmatici: Understanding the Realist Project Through Hobbes,” Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, Fall 2002.

“Thucydidean Realism: Between Athens and Melos,” Security Studies, 1995-96.

“The Use and Abuse of Thucydides in International Relations,” International Organization, 1994.

Laurie M. Johnson, Thucydides, Hobbes and the Interpretation of Realism, Northern Illinois University Press, 1993.

Laurie M. Johnson, “Rethinking the Diodotean Argument,” Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, 1990.




Dep't of Political Science
Kansas State University
Primary Texts Certificate