Alan Patten

Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Politics; Chair, Department of Politics


(609) 258–6831


246 Corwin Hall


Alan Patten has research and teaching interests in both the history of political thought and contemporary political philosophy.

He is the author of Hegel’s Idea of Freedom (Oxford, 1999) and co-editor of Language Rights and Political Theory (Oxford, 2003). His new book is Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights (Princeton, 2014).

His articles have appeared in journals such as American Political Science ReviewHistory of Political Thought, Political Theory, Ethics, Journal of Political Philosophy and Philosophy & Public Affairs. Professor Patten is the Editor of Philosophy & Public Affairs.

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