Nathan Widder

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Nathan Widder
Era Contemporary philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Continental philosophy, Post-structuralism

Nathan Widder is an American-born political philosopher whose work engages with the history of Western political thought and philosophy, contemporary Continental philosophy, and feminist political theory.

He has done research and published widely on questions of difference, pluralism, power, identity, and knowledge, and he has drawn on ideas in contemporary thought in order to stage a re-engagement with both central and marginal figures in ancient, early Christian, and medieval philosophy. He received his Ph.D. from Essex University publishing his dissertation on 'Genealogies of Difference'. He also has an MSc (Econ) Political Theory from The London School of Economics and a BA Political Science from Johns Hopkins University. He currently teaches at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Widder has published articles in prominent journals, including Angelaki, Continental Philosophy Review, Contemporary Political Theory, European Journal of Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Parallax, Philosophy Today, Political Theory, and Theory & Event. He has also produced three major studies, Genealogies of Difference (University of Illinois Press, 2002), Reflections on Time and Politics (Penn State University Press, 2008), and Political Theory after Deleuze (Continuum Press, 2012).

His essay "Foucault and Power Revisited" remains one of the most accessed articles in the European Journal of Political Theory over ten years since it was published.[1]


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