Alan Patten

Alan Patten is the Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Politics at Princeton University and Editor of Philosophy & Public Affairs. He earned his B.A. from McGill University, M.A. from the University of Toronto, and M.Phil. and D.Phil. from the University of Oxford.

Professor Patten researches the history of political thought and contemporary political philosophy.

Representative Publications

Patten, Alan. “The Republican Critique of Liberalism.” British Journal of Political Science 26.1 (1996): 25-44.

Patten, Alan. “The Humanist Roots of Linguistic Nationalism.” History of Political Thought 27.2 (2006): 221-262.

Patten, Alan. “The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights: A Reply to Attas, Bardon, and Gans.” Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 12.1 (2015): 91-104.

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