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Julian H. Franklin

Political Science
Columbia University

Julian H. Franklin is Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Columbia University. He has taught at Columbia since 1950 with an interval of only three years from 1959-1962. His main field of teaching and scholarship was the History of Political Thought within which his special interest was absolutism and constitutionalism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.  His publications centered around Jean Bodin and John Locke.  After retiring in 1996, he began teaching as an adjunct Senior Scholar in the Core course Contemporary Civilization. But his interest then changed and for the last five years he has been teaching a new undergraduate course, Animal Rights in Theory and Practice. He has also done a book on the subject, Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy (2005).