Fields of Study: Political Theory, Constitutional Studies
Areas of Interest: Early Modern Political Theory, Science and Politics, Political Economy, Constitutional Theory and Interpretation
Tyler Thomas is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Theory and Constitutional Studies. He earned magna cum laude honors while obtaining his B.A. in Political Science, Philosophy, and English from Hiram College in 2014. He is affiliated with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture.
His dissertation research concerns the intersection of science and politics in the writings of René Descartes. Cartesian philosophy has been a subject of interest for many contemporary political theorists, including Hannah Arendt, Carl Schmitt, and Charles Taylor, yet Descartes’s argument for the subordination of politics to science has never been the subject of a focused study.