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Marc Hanvelt

Modern political philosophy; the Enlightenment in the Atlantic world, David Hume; liberal and democratic theory.

Degrees:BA, MA (UBC) PhD (Toronto)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2959
Email:marc.hanvelt@carleton.ca
Office:A625 Loeb Building

Assistant Professor

Marc Hanvelt’s primary research and teaching interests are in Modern political philosophy, the Enlightenment in the Atlantic world, David Hume, liberalism, and democratic theory. A native of Vancouver, Marc received his BA and MA from the University of British Columbia before earning his PhD in political theory from the University of Toronto in 2007. He has worked extensively on the political thought of David Hume, and is the author of The Politics of Eloquence: David Hume’s Polite Rhetoric (University of Toronto Press, 2012). Currently, Marc is working on a follow-up book project that explores Hume’s account of the public realm and its implications for contemporary democratic theory.

Selected Publications

The Politics of Eloquence: David Hume’s Polite Rhetoric (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012).

“Politeness, a Plurality of Interests, and the Public Realm: Hume on the Liberty of the Press” in History of Political Thought Vol.33, No.4 (Winter 2012): 627-646.

“Polite Passionate Persuasion: Hume’s Conception of Rhetoric,” Canadian Journal of Political Science Vol.43, Issue 3, (September 2010): 565-581.