James Davison Hunter


James Davison Hunter is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture and LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture, and Social Theory at the University of Virginia. He is also the publisher of The Hedgehog Review. His many books include Science and the Good: The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality (with Paul Nedelisky), Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America and The Death of Character: Moral Education without Good or Evil.

Dissent and Solidarity

from America on the Brink, Volume 22, Number 3

King’s arguments for freedom and justice were not only constitutional but also profoundly ethical.

The Calculus of Ought

from Questioning the Quantified Life, Volume 22, Number 2

Quantification is more than merely a means of communication and persuasion in a fragmented culture.

The Deficient Animal

from Animals and Us, Volume 21, Number 1

Only the human species is capable of grasping, analyzing, and interpreting signs as symbols.

Liberal Democracy and the Unraveling of the Enlightenment Project

from The End of the End of History?, Volume 19, Number 3

The question now is whether contemporary American democracy can even be fixed. 

Polarization and the Crisis of Legitimacy

from Does Religious Pluralism Require Secularism?, Volume 12, Number 3

The nature and purposes of the family, education, science, faith, business, the media, and government itself are all disputed at a fundamental level.

Wither Adulthood?

from Youth Culture, Volume 11, Number 1

The characteristics that have made adulthood recognizable and desirable have been deinstitutionalized.