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Alan J. Kellner

Program Area(s):  Political Theory

Regional Specialization(s):  Europe

Dissertation Title:

Nature and Civilization in Kant's Global Politics

Dissertation Committee:  James 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.


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