Caleb Hamman

Political Science & Peace Studies

Caleb Hamman (political science & peace studies) earned a B.A. in political science and philosophy from Butler University. He is a former US-UK Fulbright Scholar.
Caleb specializes in political theory. His dissertation examines the political existence of the soldier in western civilization. Through readings of Homer and Thucydides; Machiavelli and Clausewitz; Carl Schmitt and Ernst Jünger; and Tocqueville and Hemingway, it seeks to understand the types of political significance that attached to the soldier in four historical periods. The historical studies set into relief the figure of the contemporary American soldier, whose essence—the dissertation argues—is to be an object of pity.