Lucas Swaine

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Government

Curriculum Vitae
646-0765
230 Silsby Hall
HB 6108
Department:
Government
Education:
B.A. (Hons.), M.A. University of Manitoba
D.Phil., University of Sussex
A.M., Ph.D., Brown University

Selected Publications

The Liberal Conscience: Politics and Principle in a World of Religious Pluralism (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006; paperback edition, 2008).

“Freedom of Thought as a Basic Liberty,” Political Theory, Vol. 46, No. 3 (2018), pp. 405-25. Available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0090591716676293

“Can Islam Transform Liberalism?” Politics, Religion & Ideology, Vol. 19, No. 3 (2018), pp. 285-304. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/21567689.2018.1510391

“Legal Exemptions for Religious Feelings,” in Religious Exemptions, ed. Kevin Vallier and Michael Weber (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018), pp. 74-96.

“The Origins of Autonomy,” History of Political Thought, Vol. 37, No. 2 (2016): 216-37.

Works in Progress

Ethical Autonomy: The Rise of Self-Rule (book project): This book reconsiders the normative importance of personal autonomy for democratic citizenship and good lives. It identifies serious deficiencies in existing ideals of autonomy and articulates a new, morally robust understanding that delimits and justifies restraints on an autonomous individual’s imagination, deliberation, and will. Ethical Autonomy argues for a special ideal of individual-level autonomy, one that is consonant with sound ideals of moral character and grounded in fundamental principles of liberty of conscience.