Assistant Professor of Philosophy

PhD, Freie Universitaet Berlin, 2005

Office: LT-1213
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Social and political philosophy, history of political thought, ethics
Critical Theory
Theories of recognition, (global) justice, democracy, and power
Legitimate violence

Recent Courses

Contemporary Critical Theory
Resistance and Revolution
Theories of Freedom

Recent and Representative Publications

Indignation and Progress. Foundations of a Critical Theory of Society, New York: Oxford University Press, transl. by Ciaran Cronin [forthcoming 2016]

Updated English translation of:
Empörung und Fortschritt. Grundlagen einer kritischen Theorie der Gesellschaft, Frankfurt/M.: Campus, 329 pp. [2008, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd updated ed. forthcoming 2016]

"Beyond the Paradigm of Self-Defense? On Revolutionary Violence," The Ethics of War, ed. by Samuel Rickless and Saba Bazargan, New York: Oxford University Press [forthcoming 2015]

"Reproductive Donation in the Context of Environmental and Global Justice," Regulating Reproductive Donation, ed. by Susan Golombok et al., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (with Anja Karnein) [forthcoming 2015]

"Recognition between States? Moving Beyond Identity Politics," Recognition in International Relations: Rethinking a Political Concept in a Global Context, ed. by Christopher Daase et al., Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (2015), 27-45

"Recognition," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed by Edward N. Zalta (2013)

"Recognition and Violence – The Challenge of Respecting One's Victim," Revue Internationale de Philosophie 265 (2013), 353-379

"Desrespeito e revolta" (Disrespect and Rebellion), translated into Portuguese by Giovani Agostini Saavedra, Sociologias 15:33 (2013), 82-119

Curriculum vitae

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Last Updated: 11/20/15