Alan Patten

Princeton Faculty
Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Politics. Vice Dean of the Faculty for Strategic Initiatives. Chair, Department of Politics.
Office Phone
246 Corwin Hall

Alan Patten has research and teaching interests in both the history of political thought and contemporary political philosophy. He is currently writing a book about political theory and language politics that engages in both analytic, normative argument and historical excavation of the roots of contemporary thinking about conflicts over language and nationalism--with many examples taken from modern Europe. He is the author of Hegel's Idea of Freedom (1999), co-editor of Language Rights and Political Theory (2003), and author of a number of journal articles in journals such as History of Political Thought, Political Theory, Ethics, and Philosophy & Public Affairs. D. Phil. Oxford.