Theorizing beyond the liberal order
This research cluster brings together faculty members who explore an extraordinarily diverse range of philosophic or theoretical issues around questions of human flourishing, broadly understood. These issues include, among others, concepts and goals such as community, order, freedom, selfhood, governance, belonging, autonomy, and the good life. However, uniting the researchers within this cluster is a turning to, and recovery of resources from, traditions that reside partially or wholly outside of the existing liberal order. We do so with the hope of gaining fresh insights into the obstacles and opportunities that human beings face today in the pursuit of a meaningful life. Using a very wide range of approaches and engaging in diverse projects, members of this research cluster draw on or work within Indigenous traditions, the European Continental traditions, Critical Theory, Ancient Western traditions, early-human political traditions, Feminist, and Ecological traditions, and more.