University Teaching Officer
Office hours: Tuesdays 10.00 - 11.00am (Michaelmas)
Tuesdays 11.00-12.00am (Lent)
Christopher Brooke is accepting applications for PhD students.
Dr Brooke is University Lecturer in Political Theory. Prior to re-joining POLIS in 2014, he was Lecturer in Politics in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol.
Dr Brooke’s work concentrates on themes in the history of modern political thought.
My main project at the moment is a history of distributive political thought from 1699 to the present, after which I will be writing a general history of political thought in the period 1794-1848.
The History of the History of Political Thought (PhD class, since 2014)
Distributive Justice (MPhil class, 2015-17)
The Idea of a European Union (Part IIB course, 2015-17)
The History of Political Thought (Part II, all periods)
The Modern State and its Alternatives (Part I)
- Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan (London: Penguin, 2017 [forthcoming]).
- [edited, with Elizabeth Frazer] Ideas of Education: Philosophy and Politics from Plato to Dewey (London: Routledge, 2013).
- Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012).
- ‘“The porch to a collectivism as absolute as the mind of man has ever conceived”: Rousseau scholarship in Britain, from the Great War to the Cold War’, in Avi Lifschitz, ed., Engaging with Rousseau (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), pp. 136-51.
- ‘Isaiah Berlin and the origins of the “totalitarian” Rousseau’, in Ritchie Robertson and Laurence Brockliss, eds., Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 89-98.
- ‘Rawls on Rousseau and the general will’, in David Lay Williams and James Farr, eds. The General Will: the Evolution of a Concept, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), pp. 429-46.
- ‘Introduction’, to Robert Wokler, Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment and their Legacies, Bryan Garsten, ed. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012), pp. ix–xiv.
- [with Josephine Quinn]: ‘“Affection in education”: Edward Carpenter, John Addington Symonds and the politics of Greek love’, Oxford Review of Education, vol. 37, no. 5 (2011), pp. 683–98.
- ‘Rousseau’s Second Discourse, between Epicureanism and Stoicism’, in Rousseau and Freedom, Stanley Hoffmann and Christie MacDonald, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 44–57.
- ‘“Locke en particulier les a traitées exactement dans les mêmes principes que moi”: revisiting the relationship between Locke and Rousseau’, in Locke’s political liberty: readings and misreadings, Christophe Miqueu and Mason Chamie, eds (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, SVEC, 2009:04),
- ‘In Roman costume and with Roman phrases: Skinner, Pettit and Hobbes on republican liberty’, Hobbes Studies, vol. 22 (2009), pp. 178–84.
- ‘Grotius, Stoicism and Oikeiosis’, in Grotiana, vol. 29 (2008), pp. 25–50.
- ‘Aux limites de la volonté générale: silence, exil, ruse et désobéissance dans la pensée politique de Rousseau’, Les études philosophiques, 2007–4 (octobre), pp. 425–44.
- ‘Light from the Fens?’, New Left Review, 2.44 (March–April 2007), pp. 151–60.
- ‘How the Stoics became atheists’, The Historical Journal, vol. 49, no. 2 (June 2006), pp. 387–402.
- ‘Rousseau’s political philosophy: Stoic and Augustinian origins’ in Patrick Riley, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Rousseau (Cambridge University Press, 2001), pp. 94–123.