Glenn Moots

Opportunities and Challenges in Using Core Texts, Part 2
By Glenn Moots on August 02, 2010

On the challenges of using core texts, supplementing an earlier post on the opportunies of such texts.


Opportunities and Challenges in Using Core Texts, Part 1
By Glenn Moots on July 23, 2010

Lee Trepanier and I sure enjoyed our workshop with the summer fellows and teaching faculty in Princeton.  It was a good discussion about “core texts.” These might also be called “primary sources” or even “Great Books,” depending on your discipline, context, and desired goal.

 For those of you following the blog, we thought we’d summarize our lists of opportunities and challenges that come with using core texts.  In this post, we list opportunities that core texts provide. In the next post, we’ll list some of the challenges that come with using core texts.

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Glenn Moots
Glenn Moots

I teach philosophy and political science at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.  I also direct an academic center at Northwoood: The Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise. 

My wife and I are both from Michigan so we enjoy being "home" and close to family and friends.

I attended West Point and the University of Michigan (completing my B.A. in Ann Arbor). I have master's degrees in philosophy (LSU), financial economics (Walsh College), and political science (LSU). My doctorate was earned at LSU. 

My first book, Politics Reformed (University of Missouri Press, 2010) explores the historical and theoretical meaning of political covenants. I've also been published in The Ashgate Companion to Federalism, Locke Studies, Eighteenth Century Studies, Perspectives on Political Science, The Journal of Politics, The Journal of Markets and Morality, and Anglican & Episcopal History.