Dr Luke J. Davies

Dr Luke J. Davies

LSE Fellow in Government

Department of Government

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Key Expertise
Kant Political, Philosophy

About me

My research focuses on the political philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Prior to starting at the LSE, I completed a DPhil at Oxford focusing on Kant's account of citizenship. I am also interested in Kant’s views on state authority and legitimacy, provisional rights and the state of nature, and welfare and redistribution. In addition to my interest in Kant, I am also interested in contemporary political philosophy and applied ethics.

Research interests

  • Kant
  • Contemporary Political philosophy
  • History of political thought

Teaching responsibilities


Selected publications

• Forthcoming. Kant on Welfare: 5 unsuccessful defenses, in Kantian Review.
• 2015. Child Euthanasia Should Be Allowed, in Opposing Viewpoints: Euthanasia, Gale: Cengage Learning. 35-40.
• 2014. A Kantian Defense of the Right to Health Care, in Kantian Theory and Human Rights, eds. Andreas Føllesdal and Reidar Maliks. New York: Routledge. 70-88.