Professor James Flynn
Political philosopher, professor
Professor James R. Flynn has combined political and moral philosophy with psychology to clarify problems such as justifying humane ideals and whether it makes sense to rank races and classes by merit. Emeritus Professor Flynn has been profiled in Scientific American and ran for the New Zealand Parliament in 1993 and 1996 as Alliance candidate for Dunedin North. Research Interests include humane ideals and ideological debate; classics of political philosophy; race, class and IQ. He was Head of Department from 1967 to 1996.