Matthew J. Moore
- Political Theory
- Buddhist Political Thought
- Comparative Political Thought
- Philosophy of Law
About Matt Moore
My primary area of teaching and research interest is political theory--the study of theories about the best form(s) of government. I also teach and write about issues in public law. I received a PhD. in Political Science from the Johns Hopkins University in 2004. I have been teaching at Cal Poly since 2006.
Classes I offer include POLS 111, 112, 230, 245, 329, 330, 331, 334, 348, 349 and 430.
2004 Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University
1997 B.A. Eugene Lang College, The New School for Social Research
My recent publications include Buddhism and Political Theory (Oxford University Press, 2016), “Buddhism, Mindfulness, and Transformative Politics.” New Political Science (2016), “Buddhism and International Law” in Kapust and Kinsella, eds., Comparative Political Theory in Time and Place (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and “Textbooks and the Dilemmas of Teaching Political Theory” PS: Political Science & Politics (2017)
Roundtable: Mandated Meaning: Making required assessment and program review meaningful for people in the department (really!) Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC: April, 2017.
“Meditation for Machine Consciousnesses: What Buddhism Can Tell Us About the Politics of Near Future Technologies.” Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC: April, 2017.
“New Media, Speculative Technology, and Changing Conceptions of Citizenship” presented at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA: March, 2016.
“Does Mindfulness Make Any Difference?” presented at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV: April, 2015.
Research on Religion (podcast) Interview About Buddhism, Meditating Machines & the Robopocalypse(2017)
Libertarianism.org, "Was the Buddha a Libertarian?" (2017)