…2016. ‘What’s in a name? How a democracy becomes an aristocracy’, Democracy Futures series, The Conversation, 7 October 2016.
2015. ‘Contentious politics: Hobbes, Machiavelli, and corporate power’, Democracy Futures series, The Conversation, 20 November 2015.
2015. ‘The will of the people: multitude or mob?’, The Philosopher’s Zone, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National, 14 June 2015….
Assistant Professor Sandra Leonie Field is a political philosopher. Her research investigates conceptions of political power and their implications for democratic theory; she approaches these themes through engagement with texts in the history of philosophy, especially Hobbes and Spinoza. She is the author of Potentia: Hobbes and Spinoza on Power and Popular Politics (Oxford University Press, 2020). More broadly, she teaches and is interested in political thought, theory, and philosophy, both historical and contemporary; moral philosophy, both Western and non-Western; and social theory. Asst Prof Field is a committed teacher; she strives to connect philosophy and theory to students’ lived experiences. Student writing from her classes is showcased at http://equalitydemocracy.commons.yale-nus.edu.sg.