Matthew J. Smetona is Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Intellectual Heritage Program. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Temple University in 2010. He is the author of a book, Hegel’s Logical Comprehension of the Modern State, published in 2013 by Lexington Books; articles published in Rethinking Marxism, Telos, and Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy; and a review published in The Philosophical Quarterly. His research interests center on modern European philosophy and critical social theory. He works primarily on the modern German philosophical tradition, with concentration on Kant, Hegel, and Marx; and on the Marxist tradition from Lukács to Habermas.