Professor Katrin Flikschuh

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Professor of Political Theory

Email: K.A.Flikschuh@lse.ac.uk| 
Office: H608
Office Hours: Thursdays 2.00pm-4.00pm
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).'

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

Teaching Responsibilities

  • GV408Contemporary Disputes about Justice
  • GV4B6Kant's Political Philosophy
  • GV5X1: Research Design in Political Science

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 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

Personal autonomy and public authority
Flikschuh, Katrin (2012) Personal autonomy and public authority. In: Sensen, Oliver, (ed.) Kant on Moral Autonomy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 169-190. ISBN 9781107004863

Elusive unity: the general will in Hobbes and Kant
Flikschuh, Katrin (2012) Elusive unity: the general will in Hobbes and Kant. Hobbes Studies, 25 (1). pp. 21-42. ISSN 0921-5891

On the cogency of human rights
Flikschuh, Katrin (2011) On the cogency of human rights. Jurisprudence, 2 (1). pp. 17-36. ISSN 2040-3313

Kant's sovereignty dilemma: a contemporary analysis
Flikschuh, Katrin (2010) Kant's sovereignty dilemma: a contemporary analysis. Journal of Political Philosophy, 18 (4). pp. 469-493. ISSN 0963-8016

Political obligation: republicanism, league of nations, perpetual peace
Flikschuh, Katrin (2010) Political obligation: republicanism, league of nations, perpetual peace. In: Dudley, Will and Englehard, Kristina, (eds.) Immanuel Kant: Key Concepts. Key concepts. Acumen Publishing, Durham, UK. ISBN 9781844652396

Justice without virtue
Flikschuh, Katrin (2010) Justice without virtue. In: Denis, Lara, (ed.) Kant's 'Metaphysics of Morals': a Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 51-70. ISBN 9780521513937

Gottesdienst als Afterdienst: Die Kirche als öffentliche Institution bei Kant
Flikschuh, Katrin (2010) Gottesdienst als Afterdienst: Die Kirche als öffentliche Institution bei Kant. In: Höffe, Otfried, (ed.) Immanuel Kant: Die Religion Innerhalb Der Grenzen Der Bloßen Vernunft. Akademie Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 193-210. ISBN 9783050046822

Hope or prudence?: practical faith in Kant’s political thinking
Flikschuh, Katrin (2010) Hope or prudence?: practical faith in Kant’s political thinking. In: Stolzenberg, Jurgen and Rush, Fred, (eds.) Faith and Reason. International yearbook of German idealism(7 2009). de Gruyter. ISBN 9783110207972

Kant’s kingdom of ends: metaphysical, not political
Flikschuh, Katrin (2009) Kant’s kingdom of ends: metaphysical, not political. In: Timmermann, Jens, (ed.) Kant's 'Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals': a Critical Guide. Cambridge critical guides. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521878012

Reason, right, and revolution: Kant and Locke
Flikschuh, Katrin (2008) Reason, right, and revolution: Kant and Locke. Philosophy and Public Affairs, 36 (4). pp. 375-404. ISSN 0048-3915

Sidestepping morality: Korsgaard on Kant's no-right to revolution
Flikschuh, Katrin (2008) Sidestepping morality: Korsgaard on Kant's no-right to revolution. Jahrbuch Für Recht und Ethik, Band 1 . pp. 127-145. ISSN 0944-4610

Kant's indemonstrable postulate of right: a response to Paul Guyer
Flikschuh, Katrin (2007) Kant's indemonstrable postulate of right: a response to Paul Guyer. Kantian Review, 12 (1). pp. 1-39. ISSN 1369-4154

Duty, nature, right: Kant's response to Mendelssohn in Theory and Practice III
Flikschuh, Katrin (2007) Duty, nature, right: Kant's response to Mendelssohn in Theory and Practice III. Journal of Moral Philosophy, 4 (2). pp. 223-241. ISSN 1740-4681

Freedom: contemporary liberal perspectives
Flikschuh, Katrin (2007) Freedom: contemporary liberal perspectives. Key concepts . Polity, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745624372

The limits of liberal cosmopolitanism
Flikschuh, Katrin (2004) The limits of liberal cosmopolitanism. Res Publica, 10 (2). pp. 175-192. ISSN 1356-4765

Ist das rechtliche postulat ein postulat der reinen praktischen vernunft
Flikschuh, Katrin (2004) Ist das rechtliche postulat ein postulat der reinen praktischen vernunft. In: Sharon Byrd, B, Hruschka, Joachim and Joerden, Jan C., (eds.) Jahrbuch Für Recht und Ethik. Themenschwerpunkt: Zur entwicklungsgeschichte moralischer grund-sätze in der philosophie der aufklärung / The development of moral first principles in the philosophy of the enlightenment,12. Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, Germany, pp. 299-330. ISBN 9783428117307

Kantian desires: freedom of choice and action in the Rechtslehre
Flikschuh, Katrin (2002) Kantian desires: freedom of choice and action in the Rechtslehre. In: Timmons, Mark, (ed.) Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals: Interpretative Essays. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 185-208. ISBN 019825010X

Kant and modern political philosophy
Flikschuh, Katrin (2000) Kant and modern political philosophy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521662376

Metaphysics and the boundaries of justice
Flikschuh, Katrin (2000) Metaphysics and the boundaries of justice. Global Society, 14 (4). pp. 487-505. ISSN 1360-0826

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