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Sarah Akey

Ph.D. Candidate

Seymour, Indiana

Education

B.S. Hillsdale College, Politics and Mathematics, 2016

M.A. Hillsdale College, Politics, 2018

“Great thinkers throughout history have aimed at attaining truth about how political societies should operate and how human beings should live.”

~ Sarah Akey

About

Great thinkers throughout history have aimed at attaining truth. These thinkers are worthy of study, contributing insightful ideas as to how political societies should operate and how human beings should live. I especially appreciate that our graduate program seeks to analyze these prominent thinkers and their ideas critically in order to understand these authors as they understood themselves.

Awards, Memberships, & Fellowships

Dissertation

Beyond Toleration: John Locke and the Political Implications of Christianity (in progress)

Research Interests

Politics and Theology

Medieval Political Thought

Early Modern Political Thought

American Progressivism

Conference Presentations

Session Chair, "The Legacy of Gertrude Himmelfarb." American Political Science Association Virtual Conference, September 2020.

"The Bottoms of Locke’s Theory of Toleration: The Moral Foundations of Political Society." Accepted to the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19).

"Re-Evaluating Straussian Claims Regarding Locke on Politics, Religion, and Morality." Presented at the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, August 2019.

"Aristotle’s Best Regime Simply: Polity’s Provisions for Political Man’s Deficiencies." Presented at the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 2018.

“Thomas Aquinas’s Flexible Natural Law: The Will of God and Political Action.” Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2018.

“The Status of Women in Locke’s Two Treatises.” Presented at the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Dallas, TX, April 2017.

Languages

Latin

German