Brian Smith, PhD

Philosophy Department

Phone: 617-573-8238
Fax:  617-973-5323
Office: 73 Tremont Street, 10th floor, Room 1073


  • Ph.D., Boston Univerity
  • MS, Suffolk University
  • BA, Asbury College

Research Interests

  • Political Philosophy
  • History of Political Thought
  • American Political Thought
  • Military Ethics

Selected Publications

“Hands, not Lands: John Locke, Immigration, and the Great Art of Government,” History of Political Thought Journal (Forthcoming).

“Friends in the State of Nature: John Locke and the Formation of Security Communities,” Polity Vol. 49, Number 3 (July 2017). pp. 379–407.

“On Revolution: Arendt, Locke, and Republican Revisionism,” History of Political Thought Journal Vol. 36, Number 3 (Summer, 2015). pp. 560-579.