Helga Varden is an associate professor in philosophy and in women and gender studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Varden’s main research interests are Kant’s philosophy as well as legal-political philosophy and the philosophy of sex and love. She is currently working on a book manuscript—A Kantian Theory of Sexuality (forthcoming with Oxford University Press)—and she has published on a range of classical philosophical issues including Kant’s answer to the murderer at the door, private property and poverty, political obligations, and political legitimacy, as well as on applied issues such as terrorism, abortion, and same-…

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