Hugo Grotius at Delft

Much of my scholarly work is in the area of ethics and political philosophy, with connections to the philosophy of law, feminist theory, and the history of philosophy.  My recent work has focused on questions of international justice and conflict, giving special attention to how developments in political philosophy during the early modern period have influenced the way these questions are framed.  My research program on the early modern international philosopher, Hugo Grotius, began with my doctoral dissertation, Justice with Humanity: Hugo Grotius and the Ethics of International Conflict (University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009), which examined the role of humanitarian norms in constraining the decision to resort to force in international conflicts.

Appointments and Education

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Central Michigan University
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Central Michigan University
Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, University of Rochester

Selected Publications

Blom, Andrew. “Owing Punishment: Grotius on Right and Merit,” Grotiana, vol. 36, no. 1 (2015).

Blom, Andrew. “Grotius and Aristotle: The Justice of Taking Too Little,” History of Political Thought , vol. 36, no. 1 (2015).

Blom, Andrew. “Democracy, Peace and the War System: The Democratic Peace Project,” Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, vol. 23, no. 2 (2013).

Blom, Andrew. “Grotius, Hugo.” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. [updated Aug. 2014]