James Nichols

James H. Nichols, Ph.D.

Professor of Government, Dr. Jules L. Whitehill Professor of Humanism and Ethics

Areas of Expertise:
Political Philosophy

James Nichols
(909) 607-3453
(909) 621-8419
Kravis Center 235

Office Hours

Tuesday 2:30-4:00Wednesday 1:30-2:30Thursday 2:30-4:00and by appointment
  • Education
  • Awards and Affiliations
  • Research and Publications
B.A., Yale College, 1966; study in Paris, 1969-1970; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1971. Andrew Dickson White Fellow; Earhart Fellow; Danforth Fellow.
  • 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

  • Alexandre Kojève: 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).