Fabian Wendt Joins the Kellogg Center and Department of Political Science

The Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and Department of Political Science are pleased to welcome Fabian Wendt as a PPE Core Faculty member and Assistant Professor of Political Science.

Dr. Wendt is the author of Authority (Polity Press 2018, Key Concepts in Political Theory series) and Compromise, Peace and Public Justification: Political Morality beyond Justice (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). His articles have been published in venues such as Philosophical Studies, Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, Politics, Philosophy & Economics, and Social Philosophy and Policy. He won the 2017 Sanders Prize in Political Philosophy for his paper “Rescuing Public Justification from Public Reason Liberalism”.

Dr. Wendt’s research focuses on (i) the justification of basic economic-political institutions like private property, taxation, and the welfare state, (ii) normative questions that arise under circumstances of political disagreement, including the morality of making compromises in politics and the ideal of public justifiability, and (iii) political authority and legitimacy.

Dr. Wendt will start his position at Virginia Tech in August 2021.

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