Kinch Hoekstra specializes in the history of political, moral, and legal philosophy. He has written on ancient, renaissance, and early modern political thought. In particular, he has published a number of studies on aspects of the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, including legal obligation, democracy, tyranny, mixed government, natural law, and the rationality of justice. From 1996 to 2007, Hoekstra taught in the faculty of philosophy at the University of Oxford, where he was the Fellow in Ancient and Modern Philosophy at Balliol College. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2004-5) and an Ahmanson-Getty Fellow at UCLA (2001-2). Hoekstra holds a joint appointment with the Department of Political Science.
B.A., Brown University (1987)
D.Phil., Oxford University (1998)