Helga Varden

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Associate Professor of Philosophy
Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies

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Varden’s main research interests are in Kant's practical philosophy as well as legal, political, feminist philosophy and the philosophy of sex and love. She has published on a range of classical philosophical issues, including Kant’s answer to the murderer at the door, private property, political obligations, and political legitimacy, as well as on applied issues such as terrorism, abortion, and same-sex marriage. She is currently completing the manuscript A Kantian Theory of Sexuality, forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Kant’s practial philosophy, Legal and political philosophy, feminist philosophy, applied ethics, philosophy of sex and love.

External URLs

  • https://helgavarden.academia.edu/

Research keywords

  • Political and Legal Philosophy, Kant, Feminist Philosophy