Tim Luther, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science

Office Phone: (951) 343-4283
E-mail: tluther@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 273
Office Hours: MWF: 8.00 am - 9.50 amTR: 11.00 am - 12.20 pmAnd by appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Political Science University of Idaho 1982
M.A. Political Science University of Illinois 1978
B.A. Political Science Blackburn College 1976
  • Courses Taught

    Constitutional Law
    Administrative Law
    State and Local Government
    Classical Political Philosophy
    Modern Political Philosophy
    Critical Political Philosophy and Postmodernism
    American Political Thought
    American Government
    Internships
    Senior Research Project
    Scope and Methods of Political Science
    International Relations
    Comparative Government
    Christianity, Ethics and Politics
    Political Economy
    World Geography
    Money, Media, and Politics
    Globalization
    International Organizations and Law
    National Security and Nuclear Weapons
    Campaigns and Elections
    Christianity and Citizenship
    Political Parties and Interest Groups
    Principles of Public Administration
    Public Personnel Administration
    Public Budgetary Process
    Theories of Justice
    Political Behavior and Public Opinion
    Democracy and Education
    Public Policy
    Congress & The Presidency

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Political Theory and Philosophy
    American Government and Politics
    International Relations
    Democratic Theory
    Public Administration

  • Teaching Experience

    California Baptist University, 25 years
    Claremont Graduate University Visiting Scholar, one year
    University of La Verne, one year
    Lincoln Land College, one year
    University of Idaho, two years

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    BOOKS PUBLISHED:
    Sarkis, J. Khoury (with Timothy C. Luther), U.S. Banking Regulation in the Political Context (Landham: University Press of America, 1996).

    Luther, Timothy C. Hegel’s Critique of Modernity: Reconciling Individual Freedom and the Community (Landham: Lexington Books Division of Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).

    Luther, Timothy C. Hegel and Marx: Economics and Democracy. (Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2002).

    Luther, Timothy C. Congress, Interest Groups, and Democracy: Private Money v. Public Interest. (Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2002).

    Luther, Timothy C. The Political Philosophy of Democracy: Its Origins, Promises, and Perils. (Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1998).

    ARTICLE PUBLISHED:
    Remembering John Stuart Mill with the First Amendment, A Report from the Capital, Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs, April, 1991.

    RECENT PAPER PRESENTATIONS:
    "Paul Ricoeur's Critical Hermeneutics: Narrative and the Philosophical Experience," at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, November 14, 2010, Honolulu, HI.

    "Habermas, Rationality, and Democracy: Between Cartesian Certainty and Postmodern Skepticism," at the annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 25, 2010, Chicago, Illinois.

    “Baudrillard and the Consumer Society: From Critical to Fatal Theory,” at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, November 6, 2009, at California State University, San Francisco, CA.

    “Aesthetics and the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory: Assessing Popular Culture and the Risks,” Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference, May 23, 2009, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI.

    “Hegel’s Philosophy of Religion: Church-State Relations and Toleration,” at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, April 4, 2009, at Chicago, IL.

    “Levinas, Derrida, and the Totalization of War,” at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, November 7, 2008, at Claremont, CA.

    “The Pirates of the Caribbean: Privateers as Agents of Foreign Policy,” Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference, May 25, 2008, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI.

    “Hegel’s Conception of Ethical Life: From Family to Political Economy,” at the Southeastern Political Science Association Annual Conference, March 13, 2008, at Las Vegas, Nevada.

    “Autonomy and Solidarity: Hegel’s Rechtsstaat,” at the Northeast Political Science Association Annual Conference, November 16, 2007, at Philadelphia, PA.

    “Hegel and Epistemology: An Anti-Foundational Response to Relativism,” at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, April 12, 2007, at Chicago, Illinois.

    “Jean Baudrillard and the System of Objects: From Symbolic Exchange to Hyperreality,” Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference, May 26, 2007, at Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI.

    “Hegel’s Dialectic: Intersubjectivity and the Community of Reason,” at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, April 20, 2006, at Chicago, Illinois.

    "Hegel's Rechsstaat: Reconciling Individual Liberty and Community," NEPSA conference, 2007.

    "Jean Baudrillard and the System of Objects: From Symbolic Exchange to Hyperreality," Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference, 2007.

    "Hegel and Epistemology: An Anti-Foundational Response to Relativism," MPSA conference, 2007.

    “Dialectic of Aristotle and Kant: Hegel’s Sittlichkeit,” at the Northeast Political Science Association Annual Conference, November 10, 2006, at Boston, MA.

    "The Dialectic of Aristotle and Kant: Hegel's Ethical Life," NEPSA, 2006.

    "Hegel's Dialectic: Intersubjectivity and Community of Reason," MWPSA Conference, 2006.

    "Immanuel Kant and Political Judgement: From the Metaphysics of Right to Post-Metaphysical Politics," SEPSA Conference, 2005.

    "Hegel's Critique of Modernity: Reconciling the Individual and Community," MWPSA Conference, 2005.

    "Hegel's Sittlichkeit: Classical Community v. Modern Freedom," Fall Colloquium on Religion and Philosophy, School of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, 2005.

    "Sittlichkeit and Burgerliche Gesellschaft: Hegel's Dialectic of Economy and Morality," NEPSA Conference, 2005.

    "Michel Foucault and Rationalism: From Oppositional Politics to Democracy," SWPSA Conference, 2004.

    "Autonomy and Solidarity: Democratic Rights in Context," MWPSA Conference, 2004.

    "Diversity and Political Judgement: Justice in an Age of Pluralism," NEPSA Conference, 2004.

    "What Comes After the Subject? Intersubjectivity, Political Rights, and Democracy," NEPSA Conference, 2003.

    "Jacques Derrida and Political Philosophy: The Unrelenting Voice of the Other," MPSA Conference, 2003.

    "Jean-Francois Lyotard's Political Philosophy: Diversity and Democracy," NYSPA Conference, 2003.

    "Deconstructing Democracy: Derrida and the Other," SWPSA Conference, 2003.

    "The Contributions of Roger Williams: Christianity, Liberty, and Democracy," Politics and Religion Seminar, School of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, 2003.

    "What Comes After the Subject? Intersubjectivity, Rights, and Democracy," NEPSA Conference, 2003.

    "Diversity, Gender, and Justice: Lyotard's Differend '" SWSSA Conference, 2002.

    "Between Liberalism and Communitarianism: Habermas's Deliberative Democracy," NYSPA Conference, 2002.

    "Martin Heidegger's Critique of Liberalism: Mitsein and Democracy," NEPSA Conference, 2002.

    "Philosophical Hermeneutics: A Heideggerian Defense of Democracy," SWPSA Conference, 2001.

    "Derridean Democracy: Deconstruction as Justice," NYSPA Conference, 2001.

    TEACHING AWARDS:
    "Trustee Distinguished Scholarship Award," for "Hegel and Christianity: God and Geist in Philosophical Inquiry and Politics." California Baptist University, 2007.

    "Distinguished Professor Award," California Baptist University, 2001.

    "Outstanding Teaching in Political Science," The American Political Science Association and Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honor Society, 2001.

    "Faculty of the Year," California Baptist University, 2000.