Alan Patten

Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Politics. Chair, Department of Politics.
Office Phone
003 Fisher Hall

Alan Patten, professor of politics, is the author of "Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights" (2014) and "Hegel’s Idea of Freedom" (1999), and the co-editor of "Language Rights and Political Theory" (2003). He is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled "A Liberal Theory of Religious Freedom." Some of his preliminary work on this topic is published in "The Normative Logic of Religious Liberty," Journal of Political Philosophy (2017). Patten also has longstanding research interests in the history of nationalist thought, and has published several papers on this topic. Patten was the editor of Philosophy & Public Affairs from 2010 to 2017. He is currently chair of Princeton's Department of Politics.