Andrew Sabl, whose name rhymes with “bauble,” is a Visiting Professor (2013-20) in the EP&E Program and in Political Science.
Sabl is a political theorist whose research covers democratic and constitutional theory, political ethics, theories of toleration and political pluralism, the political theory of David Hume, and coordination problems in their application to leadership and other political questions. He is the author of Ruling Passions: Political Offices and Democratic Ethics (Princeton, 2002) and Hume’s Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England (Princeton, 2012), as well as numerous articles—in Political Theory, the Journal of Political Philosophy, Polity, the American Journal of Political Science, NOMOS, the Journal of Moral Philosophy, the Election Law Journal, and other publications—and book chapters.
Sabl received his Ph.D. in political science and a B.A. summa cum laude in government from Harvard University. Before coming to UCLA he taught at Vanderbilt University, and he has held visiting positions at Harvard, Princeton, and Williams. His is the past recipient of an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship (2003-4) and the Leo Strauss Award of the American Political Science Association for Best Dissertation in Political Philosophy (1997).
Spring 2017 courses:
- Classics of Ethics, Politics, and Economics (EP&E 215)
- Self Interest and its Critics (EP&E 230)
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