Dr Michael Frazer

  • Lecturer in Politics (Politics)

Biography

Dr. Michael L. Frazer's research focuses on canonical moral and political philosophy, with a focus on its relevance for contemporary political theory, ethics, and the philosophy of social science. He is the author of ‘The Enlightenment of Sympathy: Justice and the Moral Sentiments in the Eighteenth Century and Today’ (Oxford University Press, 2010), as well as articles in the "American Political Science Review," "Perspectives on Politics," "Political Theory," "The Review of Politics," and other journals. Dr. Frazer received his BA from Yale University, his PhD from Princeton, and has previously held positions at UEA, Brown and Harvard.

Publications

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Number of items: 36.

2023

Frazer, M. L. (2023) Activism and objectivity in political research. Perspectives on Politics, (doi: 10.1017/S1537592723000518) (Early Online Publication)

2021

Bika, Z. and Frazer, M. (2021) The affective extension of ‘family’ in the context of changing elite business networks. Human Relations, 74(12), pp. 1951-1993. (doi: 10.1177/0018726720924074)

Burton, H. and Frazer, M. (2021) The Power of Sympathy: Politics and Moral Sentimentalism: A Conversation with Michael Frazer. Open Agenda Publishing. (doi: 10.2307/j.ctv22jnn21)

2020

Frazer, M. (2020) Respect for subjects in the ethics of causal and interpretive social explanation. American Political Science Review, 114(4), pp. 1001-1012. (doi: 10.1017/S0003055420000453)

Frazer, M. (2020) Activism and Objectivity in Political Philosophy. In: ECPR General Conference 2020, Online, 24-28 Aug 2020,

Frazer, M. (2020) Our Great Purpose: Adam Smith on Living A Better Life. By Ryan Patrick Hanley. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2019. 176p. $17.95 cloth. Perspectives on Politics, 18(2), pp. 596-597. (doi: 10.1017/S1537592720000365)[Book Review]

2019

Frazer, M. (2019) Aurelian Craiutu, Faces of Moderation: The Art of Balance in the Age of Extremes (University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, 2016). History of Political Thought, 40(4), pp. 719-722. [Book Review]

Frazer, M. (2019) Must the University be Decolonised? Relating Academic and Social Justice. In: ECPR General Conference 2019, Wrocław, Poland, 4-7 Sep 2019,

Frazer, M. (2019) The ethics of interpretation in political theory and intellectual history. Review of Politics, 81(1), pp. 77-99. (doi: 10.1017/S0034670518000967)

2018

Frazer, M. (2018) Challenges and Opportunities in the Interdisciplinary Study of Empathy. Video Teleconference on Empathy and Emotions in Morality, Communication and Human Life, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States, 6 September 2018.

Frazer, M. (2018) Political Philosophy, Political Neutrality, and Scholarly Activism. ECPR 2018 General Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 22-25 August 2018.

2017

Frazer, M. L. (2017) Interdisciplinary before the disciplines: Moral sentimentalism and the new science of man. In: Debes, R. and Stueber, K. R. (eds.) Ethical Sentimentalism: New Perspectives. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 15-31. ISBN 9781107089617 (doi: 10.1017/9781316105672.002)

Frazer, M. (2017) Moderation in all things. In: Forman, F. (ed.) Adam Smith Review: Volume 10. Routledge. ISBN 9781315142043 (doi: 10.4324/9781315142043-10)

Frazer, M. (2017) Moral Sentimentalism. In: Blau, A. (ed.) Methods in Analytical Political Theory. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 91-111. ISBN 9781316162576 (doi: 10.1017/9781316162576.007)

Frazer, M. (2017) Ryan Muldoon, Social Contract Theory for a Diverse World: Beyond Tolerance, Routledge, 2016, 131pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138681361. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, [Book Review]

2016

Frazer, M. L. (2016) Utopophobia as a vocation: The professional ethics of ideal and nonideal political theory. Social Philosophy and Policy, 33(1-2), pp. 175-192. (doi: 10.1017/S0265052516000327)

Frazer, M. (2016) Natural and artificial impartiality. Econ Journal Watch, 13(2), pp. 284-297.

Frazer, M. (2016) Anatomist and painter: Hume's struggles as a sentimental stylist. In: Kerr, H., Lemmings, D. and Phiddian, R. (eds.) Passions, Sympathy and Print Culture: Public Opinion and Emotional Authenticity in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Series: Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 223-241. ISBN 9781137455406 (doi: 10.1057/9781137455413)

Frazer, M. (2016) Robert Lamb, Thomas Paine and the Idea of Human Rights, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 217pp., $99.99 (hbk), IBSN 9781107106529. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, [Book Review]

2015

Frazer, M. L. (2015) The Noble Liar's Paradox? Perspectives on Political Science, 44(3), pp. 159-161. (doi: 10.1080/10457097.2015.1038460)

Frazer, M. (2015) Evoking and describing the moral sentiments: Normative theory in the Smithean mode. In: Adam Smith: Critic of Capitalism?, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, 10 Apr 2015,

Frazer, M. and Slote, M. (2015) Sentimentalist virtue ethics. In: Besser-Jones, L. and Slote, M. (eds.) Routledge Companion to Virtue Ethics. Routledge: New York, pp. 197-209. ISBN 9780203071755 (doi: 10.4324/9780203071755)

Frazer, M. (2015) Seduced by system: Edmund Burke's aesthetic embrace of Adam Smith's philosophy. Intellectual History Review, 25(3), pp. 357-372. (doi: 10.1080/17496977.2014.888610)

2014

Frazer, M. (2014) Including the Unaffected. Journal of Political Philosophy, 22(4), pp. 377-395. (doi: 10.1111/jopp.12024)

Frazer, M. (2014) Political Philosophy versus History? Contextualism and Real Politics in Contemporary Political Thought. Edited by Jonathan Floyd and Marc Stears. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 238p. $103.00 cloth, $33.99 paper. Perspectives on Politics, 12(1), pp. 222-223. (doi: 10.1017/S1537592714000231)[Book Review]

2013

Frazer, M. (2013) Reply to Critics. In: Forman-Barzilai, F. (ed.) The Adam Smith Review. Routledge: London, pp. 231-236.

Frazer, M. (2013) Sentimentalism without relativism. In: Fleming, J. E. (ed.) Passions and Emotions. Series: Nomos (LIII). NYU Press, pp. 19-37. ISBN 9780814760147

2011

Frazer, M. L. (2011) Smith contra Slote. Analytic Philosophy, 52(4), pp. 319-327. (doi: 10.1111/j.2153-960X.2011.00544.x)

2010

Frazer, M. (2010) Three methods of political theory: Historicism, ahistoricism and transhistoricism. In: Canadian Political Science Association 82nd Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1-3 Jun 2010,

Frazer, M. (2010) The Enlightenment of Sympathy: Justice and the Moral Sentiments in the Eighteenth Century and Today. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195390667 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390667.001.0001)

2009

Frazer, M. L. (2009) J. G. A. Pocock, Political Thought and History: Essays on Theory and Method, Cambridge UP, 2009, 278pp., $26.99 (pbk), IBSN 9780521714068. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, [Book Review]

Frazer, M. (2009) The troubling persistence of injustice. In: King, G., Schlozman, K. L. and Nie, N. (eds.) The Future of Political Science: 100 Perspectives. Routledge: New York, pp. 31-32. ISBN 9780415997003 (doi: 10.4324/9780203882313)

Frazer, M. L. (2009) ANOTHER NIETZSCHE - Tamsin Shaw: Nietzsche's Political Skepticism (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2007. Pp. x, 159. $24.95.). Review of Politics, 71(1), pp. 149-151. (doi: 10.1017/S0034670509000199)[Book Review]

2007

Frazer, M. L. (2007) John Rawls: Between two enlightenments. Political Theory, 35(6), pp. 756-780. (doi: 10.1177/0090591707307325)

2006

Frazer, M. (2006) The compassion of Zarathustra: Nietzsche on sympathy and strength. Review of Politics, 68(1), pp. 49-78. (doi: 10.1017/S0034670506000052)

Frazer, M. (2006) Esotericism ancient and modern: Strauss contra Straussianism on the art of political-philosophical writing. Political Theory, 34(1), pp. 33-61. (doi: 10.1177/0090591705277770)

This list was generated on Sun Apr 14 09:13:42 2024 BST.
Number of items: 36.

Articles

Frazer, M. L. (2023) Activism and objectivity in political research. Perspectives on Politics, (doi: 10.1017/S1537592723000518) (Early Online Publication)

Bika, Z. and Frazer, M. (2021) The affective extension of ‘family’ in the context of changing elite business networks. Human Relations, 74(12), pp. 1951-1993. (doi: 10.1177/0018726720924074)

Frazer, M. (2020) Respect for subjects in the ethics of causal and interpretive social explanation. American Political Science Review, 114(4), pp. 1001-1012. (doi: 10.1017/S0003055420000453)

Frazer, M. (2019) The ethics of interpretation in political theory and intellectual history. Review of Politics, 81(1), pp. 77-99. (doi: 10.1017/S0034670518000967)

Frazer, M. L. (2016) Utopophobia as a vocation: The professional ethics of ideal and nonideal political theory. Social Philosophy and Policy, 33(1-2), pp. 175-192. (doi: 10.1017/S0265052516000327)

Frazer, M. (2016) Natural and artificial impartiality. Econ Journal Watch, 13(2), pp. 284-297.

Frazer, M. L. (2015) The Noble Liar's Paradox? Perspectives on Political Science, 44(3), pp. 159-161. (doi: 10.1080/10457097.2015.1038460)

Frazer, M. (2015) Seduced by system: Edmund Burke's aesthetic embrace of Adam Smith's philosophy. Intellectual History Review, 25(3), pp. 357-372. (doi: 10.1080/17496977.2014.888610)

Frazer, M. (2014) Including the Unaffected. Journal of Political Philosophy, 22(4), pp. 377-395. (doi: 10.1111/jopp.12024)

Frazer, M. L. (2011) Smith contra Slote. Analytic Philosophy, 52(4), pp. 319-327. (doi: 10.1111/j.2153-960X.2011.00544.x)

Frazer, M. L. (2007) John Rawls: Between two enlightenments. Political Theory, 35(6), pp. 756-780. (doi: 10.1177/0090591707307325)

Frazer, M. (2006) The compassion of Zarathustra: Nietzsche on sympathy and strength. Review of Politics, 68(1), pp. 49-78. (doi: 10.1017/S0034670506000052)

Frazer, M. (2006) Esotericism ancient and modern: Strauss contra Straussianism on the art of political-philosophical writing. Political Theory, 34(1), pp. 33-61. (doi: 10.1177/0090591705277770)

Books

Burton, H. and Frazer, M. (2021) The Power of Sympathy: Politics and Moral Sentimentalism: A Conversation with Michael Frazer. Open Agenda Publishing. (doi: 10.2307/j.ctv22jnn21)

Frazer, M. (2010) The Enlightenment of Sympathy: Justice and the Moral Sentiments in the Eighteenth Century and Today. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195390667 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390667.001.0001)

Book Sections

Frazer, M. L. (2017) Interdisciplinary before the disciplines: Moral sentimentalism and the new science of man. In: Debes, R. and Stueber, K. R. (eds.) Ethical Sentimentalism: New Perspectives. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 15-31. ISBN 9781107089617 (doi: 10.1017/9781316105672.002)

Frazer, M. (2017) Moderation in all things. In: Forman, F. (ed.) Adam Smith Review: Volume 10. Routledge. ISBN 9781315142043 (doi: 10.4324/9781315142043-10)

Frazer, M. (2017) Moral Sentimentalism. In: Blau, A. (ed.) Methods in Analytical Political Theory. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 91-111. ISBN 9781316162576 (doi: 10.1017/9781316162576.007)

Frazer, M. (2016) Anatomist and painter: Hume's struggles as a sentimental stylist. In: Kerr, H., Lemmings, D. and Phiddian, R. (eds.) Passions, Sympathy and Print Culture: Public Opinion and Emotional Authenticity in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Series: Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 223-241. ISBN 9781137455406 (doi: 10.1057/9781137455413)

Frazer, M. and Slote, M. (2015) Sentimentalist virtue ethics. In: Besser-Jones, L. and Slote, M. (eds.) Routledge Companion to Virtue Ethics. Routledge: New York, pp. 197-209. ISBN 9780203071755 (doi: 10.4324/9780203071755)

Frazer, M. (2013) Reply to Critics. In: Forman-Barzilai, F. (ed.) The Adam Smith Review. Routledge: London, pp. 231-236.

Frazer, M. (2013) Sentimentalism without relativism. In: Fleming, J. E. (ed.) Passions and Emotions. Series: Nomos (LIII). NYU Press, pp. 19-37. ISBN 9780814760147

Frazer, M. (2009) The troubling persistence of injustice. In: King, G., Schlozman, K. L. and Nie, N. (eds.) The Future of Political Science: 100 Perspectives. Routledge: New York, pp. 31-32. ISBN 9780415997003 (doi: 10.4324/9780203882313)

Book Reviews

Frazer, M. (2020) Our Great Purpose: Adam Smith on Living A Better Life. By Ryan Patrick Hanley. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2019. 176p. $17.95 cloth. Perspectives on Politics, 18(2), pp. 596-597. (doi: 10.1017/S1537592720000365)[Book Review]

Frazer, M. (2019) Aurelian Craiutu, Faces of Moderation: The Art of Balance in the Age of Extremes (University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, 2016). History of Political Thought, 40(4), pp. 719-722. [Book Review]

Frazer, M. (2017) Ryan Muldoon, Social Contract Theory for a Diverse World: Beyond Tolerance, Routledge, 2016, 131pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138681361. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, [Book Review]

Frazer, M. (2016) Robert Lamb, Thomas Paine and the Idea of Human Rights, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 217pp., $99.99 (hbk), IBSN 9781107106529. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, [Book Review]

Frazer, M. (2014) Political Philosophy versus History? Contextualism and Real Politics in Contemporary Political Thought. Edited by Jonathan Floyd and Marc Stears. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 238p. $103.00 cloth, $33.99 paper. Perspectives on Politics, 12(1), pp. 222-223. (doi: 10.1017/S1537592714000231)[Book Review]

Frazer, M. L. (2009) J. G. A. Pocock, Political Thought and History: Essays on Theory and Method, Cambridge UP, 2009, 278pp., $26.99 (pbk), IBSN 9780521714068. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, [Book Review]

Frazer, M. L. (2009) ANOTHER NIETZSCHE - Tamsin Shaw: Nietzsche's Political Skepticism (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2007. Pp. x, 159. $24.95.). Review of Politics, 71(1), pp. 149-151. (doi: 10.1017/S0034670509000199)[Book Review]

Conference or Workshop Item

Frazer, M. (2018) Challenges and Opportunities in the Interdisciplinary Study of Empathy. Video Teleconference on Empathy and Emotions in Morality, Communication and Human Life, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States, 6 September 2018.

Frazer, M. (2018) Political Philosophy, Political Neutrality, and Scholarly Activism. ECPR 2018 General Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 22-25 August 2018.

Conference Proceedings

Frazer, M. (2020) Activism and Objectivity in Political Philosophy. In: ECPR General Conference 2020, Online, 24-28 Aug 2020,

Frazer, M. (2019) Must the University be Decolonised? Relating Academic and Social Justice. In: ECPR General Conference 2019, Wrocław, Poland, 4-7 Sep 2019,

Frazer, M. (2015) Evoking and describing the moral sentiments: Normative theory in the Smithean mode. In: Adam Smith: Critic of Capitalism?, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, 10 Apr 2015,

Frazer, M. (2010) Three methods of political theory: Historicism, ahistoricism and transhistoricism. In: Canadian Political Science Association 82nd Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1-3 Jun 2010,

This list was generated on Sun Apr 14 09:13:42 2024 BST.