Aaron Alexander Zubia is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Theory at Columbia University. His research interests include ancient and modern political philosophy, the American founding, the Scottish Enlightenment, political liberalism, and the interaction between politics and religion. He is also proficient in Latin. His dissertation, The Making of Liberal Mythology: David Hume’s Neo-Epicurean Morals and Politics, is an exercise in the history of ideas that details David Hume’s appropriation of modern Epicureanism, which, Mr. Zubia argues, became an essential feature of liberal thought.
Prior to his graduate career at Columbia University, where he was recently awarded the Schiff Fellowship, Mr. Zubia earned his M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. His short essay, “Jefferson’s ‘Master Epicurus’ and the Nature of the American Regime,” is available at Public Discourse: The Online Journal of the Witherspoon Institute.