Andrew Sabl

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  • B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Harvard University
  • Ph.D., Harvard University

Andrew Sabl



Research interests: Democratic and liberal theory; toleration; realist political thought; political ethics; history of political thought (especially David Hume and the Scottish Enlightenment). Publications include: Ruling Passions: Political Offices and Democratic Ethics (Princeton, 2002); Hume’s Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England (Princeton, 2012); Realism in Political Theory (co-edited with Rahul Sagar, Routledge, 2018); Political Ethics: A Handbook (co-edited with Edward Hall, 2022) and numerous articles and book chapters on subjects including realist political theory, toleration, political ethics, democratic theory, civil disobedience, and David Hume’s political thought. He is currently completing a book on toleration, tentatively titled The Uses of Hypocrisy: An Essay On Toleration (Harvard Univ. Press, under contract). His next planned book is on privilege and opportunity

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