Academic Publications

– the opinion of mankind: sociability and the theory of the state from hobbes to smith (princeton university press, 2018)
what is the leviathan?, special issue of hobbes studies on hobbes and personation (forthcoming).
‘smith and rousseau, after hume and mandeville’political theory 2018 (46:1), pp. 29-58.
‘legitimacy and domination’ in politics recovered: essays in realist political theory ed. m. sleat (new york: columbia university press, 2018).
‘beyond sympathy: smith’s rejection of hume’s moral theory’ – british journal for the history of philosophy, 2017 (25:4), pp. 681-705.
‘the state without sovereignty: authority and obligation in hume’s political philosophy’ – history of political thought, 2016 (37:2), pp. 271-305.
‘from scepticism to liberalism: bernard williams, the foundations of liberalism, and political realism’ – political studies, 2016 (64:2), pp. 368-84. [shortlisted for the harrison prize for the best article published in political studies, 2016]
– ‘of mushrooms and method: history and the family in hobbes’s science of politics’ – european journal of political theory, 2015 (14:1) pp. 98-117.
‘minding the gap: bernard williams and david hume on living an ethical life’ – journal of moral philosophy, 2014 (11:5) pp. 615-38.
‘sociability, luxury, and sympathy: the case of archibald campbell’ – history of european ideas, 2013 (39:6) pp. 791-814.
– ‘british government attitudes to british tax havens: An examination of whitehall responses to the growth of tax havens in british dependent territories from 1967-75’, with john christensen and nicholas shaxson, in tax  justice and the political economy of global capitalism, 1945 to the present, ed. jeremy leaman and attiya waris, (oxford: berghan books, 2013), pp. 107-32.
in preparation
– ‘istván hont and political theory’ (slated for a special issue of the european journal of political theory)
– ‘adam smith and the conspiracy of the merchants’ (under review)
– ‘bhishma’s boon: reflections on the complexity of immortality’ (under review)  
– ‘liberty, nondomination, markets’ (under review)
– ‘range, opacity, and an alternative for basic equality’
– liberty for the moderns: history and commercial society in adam smith’s political theory