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Michael Rosen

Keeley Visiting Fellow, Professor Michael Rosen

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Michael Rosen is the Senator Joseph S. Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government at Harvard University.

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He has worked on a wide variety of topics in philosophy, social theory, and the history of ideas, but is particularly known for his work on 19th and 20th century European philosophy and contemporary Anglo-American political philosophy.

After taking his undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford, he did graduate work at the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt before returning to Oxford where he wrote his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Charles Taylor. He was a Special Fellow in Politics at Merton College, Oxford and a Lecturer in Philosophy at University College London before becoming Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1990. He moved to the Department of Government at Harvard in 2006. He is also Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the Humboldt-Universität, Berlin.

Rosen is the author of numerous articles and several books, most recently, Dignity: Its History and Meaning (Harvard University Press, 2012).

He is currently working on a book with the provisional title: History and Freedom in German Idealism.