Professor Katrin Flikschuh

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Professor of Political Theory

Email: K.A.Flikschuh@lse.ac.uk 
Office: CON 6.08, Connaught House
Office Hours: Thursdays 10:00-12:00
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7210

Biography


Katrin Flikschuh received a BA in Government from the University of Essex, an MSc in African Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Essex. She has experience of human rights work in the non-governmental sector and has travelled extensively in West Africa.

Before joining the LSE Government Department in 2003, she was a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Essex. She has held lectureships in philosophy at the University of Bristol and in politics at the University of Manchester.

During 2012/13 Katrin Flikschuh was Senior Research Fellow at the Justitia Amplificata Project, Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt, while working on a book, 'Kant contra Cosmopolitanism. Assessing the Global Justice Debate' (forthcoming with CUP).'

Teaching Responsibilities


  • GV408: Contemporary Disputes about Justice
  • GV4B6: Kant's Political Philosophy
  • GV4G3: Foundations of Political Theory

Research Interests


  • Immanuel Kant's political philosophy,
  • Metaphysics and meta-level justification in contemporary political philosophy
  • Global justice and cosmopolitanism
  • History of modern political thought

Current Research Students


 Jakob Huber

Robert Schuetze

Featured Book


KantKant and Modern Political Philosophy
(CUP 2000 – paperback edition 2008)

In this book Katrin Flikschuh examines the relevance of Kant's political thought to major issues and problems in contemporary political philosophy. She argues that Kant's philosophy of Right endorses the role of metaphysics in political thinking, in contrast to its generally hostile reception in the field today, and that his account of political obligation is cosmopolitan in its inception, assigning priority to the global rather than the domestic context. Her study will be of interest to political philosophers, political theorists, and historians of ideas.   

Publications


The arc of personhood: Menkiti and Kant on becoming and being a person
Flikschuh, Katrin (2016) The arc of personhood: Menkiti and Kant on becoming and being a person. Journal of the American Philosophical Association . ISSN 2053-4477 (In Press)

Kant and colonialism: historical and critical perspectives
Flikschuh, Katrin and Ypi, Lea, eds. (2014) Kant and colonialism: historical and critical perspectives. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199669622

Kant on colonialism: apologist or critic
Ypi, Lea and Flikschuh, Katrin (2014) Kant on colonialism: apologist or critic. In: Flikschuh, Katrin and Ypi, Lea, (eds.) Kant and Colonialism Historical and Critical Perspectives. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9780199669622

The idea of philosophical fieldwork: global justice, moral ignorance, intellectual attitudes
Flikschuh, Katrin (2014) The idea of philosophical fieldwork: global justice, moral ignorance, intellectual attitudes. Journal of Political Philosophy, 22 (1). pp. 1-26. ISSN 0963-8016

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