Paul Wilford joined the Political Science Department of Boston College in 2016. His principal areas of research are German Idealism (especially Kant and Hegel), Ancient Greek Philosophy (especially Aristotle), and the Philosophy of History. Other scholarly interests include: Early Modern Political Thought; Existentialism; Early Modern Philosophy; and Philosophy of Art (especially Lessing and Kant). He has published "A Look at Kantian Theodicy: Rational Faith and the Idea of History" in American Dialectic (Vol. IV no.2) in Fall 2014 and co-authored Greek Paradigm Handbook (Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co.) in 2010. Professor Wilford is teaching Fundamental Concepts of Politics, History and Politics, and Hegel's Phenomenology during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Aristotle’s Art of Rhetoric. A New Translation with Notes and Interpretive Essay.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, under contract
Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras’ Challenge to Socrates. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. September 2016
Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. A New Translation, with an Interpretive Essay, Notes, and Glossary. With Susan D. Collins. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. Paperback edition 2012
Xenophon, The Shorter Socratic Writings: Apology of Socrates to the Jury, Oeconomicus, and Symposium. Editor and Contributor. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1996. Cornell/Agora Paperback edition, 2006
Plato, “Protagoras” and “Meno.” Translations with Interpretive Essays and Notes. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 2004
The Idea of Enlightenment: A Post-mortem Study. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2001. Paperback edition 2011.
Pierre Bayle, Various Thoughts on the Occasion of a Comet. Edited and translated, with Interpretive Essay. Albany, NY: SUNY Press. 2000
Action and Contemplation: Studies in the Moral and Political Thought of Aristotle. Co-editor, with Susan D. Collins, and contributor. Albany, NY: SUNY Press. 1999