Peter G. Stillman is Professor of Political Science at Vassar
College, where he has taught since 1970. His political science teaching
and research centers on modern political philosophy since 1500, especially
ecological thought, utopian political theory, Hegel's political philosophy,
and Marx's political thought. In addition to departmental responsibilities,
he is active in Vassar’s extensive multidisciplinary programs, currently
participating in American Culture and in Environmental Studies, where
he is on the Steering Committee, has taught the required intermediate
course for three years, and is the Director (2003-06).He has written and
published extensively. A complete list of publications,
reviews, and scholarly papers is available. Much of his work has focused
issues, including recent intensive critical study of Lomborg’s Skeptical
Environmentalist. He has also published extensively on Hegel’s
political philosophy, focusing on Hegel’s idea of freedom in
the Philosophy of Right, and on Marx’s
thought. One major strand of his research and writing in the past decade
or so has been on utopian political thought.
In addition, he has published on French thought.
His current primary scholarly projects include a book on "Terrorism
and Political Philosophy,"
a book chapter on Hegel as a colonial, anti-colonial, and post-colonial
thinker, and a presentation and interpretation of Henry Neville's Isle
of Pines (1668) for Utopian Studies.
He has taught many different courses at
Vassar and elsewhere, including Princeton, Harvard Summer School, and Yale Summer
He has been active in academic innovation at Vassar and has engaged in professional
activities outside of Vassar. Currently (2005-08) he is Chair of the Faculty
Policy and Conference Committee at Vassar.