Honorary Distinguished Professor
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Howard Williams was appointed Honorary Distinguished Professor in 2014. He is also Emeritus Professor in Political Theory at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, and member of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (Welsh language national college). He is the author of Marx (1980); Kant's Political Philosophy (1983); Concepts of Ideology (1988); International Relations in Political Theory (1992); Hegel, Heraclitus and Marx’s Dialectic; International Relations and the Limits of Political Theory (1996); Kant’s Critique of Hobbes: Sovereignty and Cosmopolitanism (2003), Kant and the end of War (2012) and is currently editor of the journal Kantian Review.
He has been Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, Halle University, Germany, 1998-9; Visiting Scholar, Dept of Philosophy, Wilfrid Laurier, University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 1998; Visiting DAAD Fellow, Humboldt University, Berlin, 2002; Visiting Professor, Krakow University 2006. In 2004 and 2006 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy, Stanford University. In 2010 he gave the Paton lectures at the Department of Philosophy, St. Andrews University and was a principal guest speaker at the 30th Anniversary conference of the Danish Philosophical Forum. In June 2014 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Oslo contributing to a joint project of the Philosophy and Law Departments on International Courts and International Legal Theory.
He has been commissioned by Oxford University Press to write a book on the Kantian Legacy in Political Philosophy in a series edited by Paul Guyer at Brown University, Rhode Island.
His latest publications include:
‘Kantian Underpinnings for a Theory of Multirights’ Kantian Theory and Human Rights, edited by Andreas Follesdal and Reidar Maliks, Routledge, New York and London, 2014, 8-27
‘Kant and Libertarianism’ in Mark Timmons and Sorin Baiasu Kant on Practical Justification, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013, 269-283
With Sorin Baiasu, Sami Pihlström, and Howard Williams Politics and Metaphysics in Kant University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2011
‘Metaphysics and Politics in the Wake of Kant: The Project of a Critical Practical Philosophy’
Sorin Baiasu, Sami Pihlström and Howard Williams
‘Metaphysical and not just Political’ in Baiasu, Pihlström and Williams, Politics and Metaphysics in Kant, University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2011,
‘Natural Right in Hobbes and Kant’ Hobbes Studies Brill, Leiden/Boston, 2012 pp. 66-90 ISSN 0921-5891
‘The Torture Convention, Rendition and Kant’s critique of pseudo-politics’ Review of International Studies Vol 36, No. 1, January 2010, 195-215
‘Is Just War theory merely for sorry comforters’, Annual Review of Law and Ethics, Volume 17, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 195- 224
‘Kantian Perspectives on Intervention: Transcending rather than Rejecting Hobbes’ International Political Theory after Hobbes (eds. Raia Prohokvik & Gabrielle Slomp), Palgrave, Houndmills, 2011, 102-123