Academic Staff

Professor Fabian Freyenhagen

Position in departmentProfessor of Philosophy
Staff positionHead of School, Employability Development Director (SP onwards)
Telephone01206 872713

Fabian Freyenhagen read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Exeter College, Oxford, and then completed a PhD in philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Before joining the Department, he taught at Sheffield and Cambridge. He was Co-Investigator of two AHRC funded projects under the umbrella of the Essex Autonomy Project.

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BA Oxford, PhD Sheffield

Current research

  • Critical Theory and the notion of social pathology;
  • Autonomy and its (social) conditions;
  • Questions of methodology, normativity and justification in various authors (specifically Adorno, Kant, and Rawls) and contemporary ethics/political philosophy.
Research interests
  • Theory, history and practice of autonomy
  • Frankfurt School (especially Adorno)
  • Ethics (particularly Kant’s and Kantian ethics)
  • Political Philosophy
PublicationsLink to publications for Fabian Freyenhagen

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