James H. Nichols, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise

Political Philosophy, Greek and Roman Political Thought

Selected Research and Publications

  • Alexandre Kojčve: Wisdom at the End of History, by James H. Nichols, Jr., in the series Twentieth Century Political Thinkers (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007). Gorgias and Phaedrus by Plato, translated with introduction, notes, and interpretative essays by James H. Nichols, Jr. (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1998). The Gorgias and Phaedrus were simultaneously published as two separate paperbacks, also from Cornell University Press. From Political Economy to Economics --- And Back?, edited by James H. Nichols, Jr. and Colin Wright (San Francisco: Institute for Contemporary Studies, 1990). "Technology in Classical Thought" in Technology in the Western Political Tradition, edited by Arthur M. Melzer, Jerry Weinberger, and M. Richard Zinman (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1993). Epicurean Political Philosophy: The De rerum natura of Lucretius, by James H. Nichols, Jr. (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1976). Chinese translation (Beijing, People’s Republic of China: Huaxia Publishing House, 2004).

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • Phi Beta Kappa. American Political Science Association. Dr. Jules L. Whitehill Professor of Humanism and Ethics, Claremont McKenna College. Avery Fellow to Claremont Graduate University.

James H. Nichols, Ph.D.


Education: B.A., Yale College, 1966; study in Paris, 1969-1970; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1971. Andrew Dickson White Fellow; Earhart Fellow; Danforth Fellow.
Department: Government
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Email: james.nichols@cmc.edu
Phone: (909) 607-3453
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Address: Kravis Center 235
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