Sean Sutton is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Politics from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the Univeristy of Dallas in 2001, where his research culminated in a dissertation critiquing rational choice theory, entitled "A Wealth of Notions: The Poverty of Rational Choice." He is the author (with John Murley) of The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury: Social Science and the Palladium of Liberty (Lexington Books, 2014).
Presently, he is working on a book exploring the Enlightenment foundations of rational choice theory. He enjoys practicing martial arts and playing chess.
Peter C. Myers is Professor of Political Science, specializing in political philosophy and U.S. constitutional law, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago. His Ph.D. dissertation, “John Locke on the Naturalness of Rights,” received the American Political Science Association’s Leo Strauss Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Field of Political Philosophy in 1992.
Professor Myers is the author of two books: Our Only Star and Compass: Locke on the Struggle for Political Rationality (1998) and Frederick Douglass: Race and the Rebirth of American Liberalism (2008). He has published articles, chapters, and book reviews in the fields of liberal political philosophy, American literature, and American political thought, including a chapter on Martin Luther King, Jr., in the History of American Political Thought anthology edited by Bryan-Paul Frost and Ashland University’s Jeffrey Sikkenga, and an article on Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln in the May 2010 issue of the American Political Science Review. He is currently researching a book on the idea of color-blindness in American political thought.
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