Matthew Hartman is a third year graduate student specializing in German and American Political Thought. He has written on topics as diverse as Abraham Lincoln's statesmanship, Mary Wollstonecraft's interpretation of marriage, democratic stability, and Nietzsche's appropriations of Dostoevsky. In his dissertation he is investigating the distinct interpretive theories of Gadamer and Strauss in relation to the problems of history and historicism.
Matthew has earned both a BA and an MA from the University of Chicago in 2011 and 2012 respectively. After graduating he spent a year working as an aldermanic aide in the West Side of Chicago.
Anticipated Graduation: 2018