Alan J. Kellner

Program Area(s):  Political Theory

Dissertation Title:

The Damage Done to Our Species: The Problem of Civilization in Kant's Global Politics

Dissertation Committee:  Jim Farr (Chair), Mark Alznauer (Philosophy), Mary Dietz, Hendrik Spruyt

Research Interests: History of political thought, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Sovereignty and the State System

Dissertation Description:

The dissertation reads Kant's global politics as a solution to the problem of civilization, a problem he gets from Rousseau.

Publications:

"Plato, Dumbledore, and the Lust for Power" (with David Lay Williams) in The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy.