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Harvey Lomax
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Associate Professor of Political Science

Phone:  901-678-2935
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Professor Lomax’s teaching and research interests concern the moral and intellectual foundations of political life, and include both ancient and modern political philosophy.

He has published three books, including one single-authored volume and two translations: The Paradox of Philosophic Education.  Nietzsche’s New Nobility and the Eternal Recurrence in Beyond Good and Evil (Rowman and Littlefield/Lexington Books); Nietzsche’s Philosophy of the Eternal Recurrence of the Same (University of California at Berkeley Press; translation of Karl Loewith, Nietzsches Philosophie der ewigen Wiederkehr des Gleichen, with Translator’s Introduction and extensive Translator’s Notes); and Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss.  The Hidden Dialogue (University of Chicago Press; translation of Heinrich Meier, Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, und der Begriff des Politischen.  Dialog unter Abwesenden, with Translator’s Notes).

He has also published articles and reviews in professional journals, such as Interpretation: An International Journal of Political Philosophy and the Social Science Quarterly. 

Currently he is working on the thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and its relation to that of Friedrich Nietzsche.

Professor Lomax has received research grants from the Bradley Foundation, the National Endowment for Humanities (twice), the University of Memphis, and the Earhart Foundation.  For two consecutive academic years, 1998-2000, he was Visiting Research Professor in Philosophy at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.






Lomax book

Lomax, J. Harvey, and Thomas L. Pangle, eds. (2013) Political Philosophy Cross-Examined: Perennial Challenges to the Philosophic Life. Palgrave Macmillan.

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