Prof Howard Williams

BSc Econ London PhD Dunelm (Durham)

Prof Howard Williams

Emeritus Professor

Department of International Politics

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Howard Williams is Professor in Political Theory at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. He was appointed Lecturer in the Department in 1979 and received his personal chair in 1992. He is the author 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) and he 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 guest speaker at the 30th Anniversary conference of the Danish Philosophical Forum.

Currently he is completing a study for Palgrave books on Kant and War and 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 of the University of Pennsylvania.


Williams, H 2006, 'Back from the USSR: Kant, Kaliningrad and World Peace' International Relations, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 27-48.
Williams, H 2006, Ludwig Feuerbach's Critique of Religion and the End of Moral Philosophy. in The New Hegelians: Politics and Philosophy in the Hegelian School. Cambridge University Press, pp. 50-66.
Williams, H 2005, 'G.W.F.Hegel (1770-1831): Cyfundrefn, Ysbryd a Hanes' Efrydiau Athronyddol, vol. 68, pp. 30-48.
Williams, H & Wischke, M 2004, Zwischen Widerstandsrecht und starkem Staat. Ein Beitrag zur deutschen Rezeptionsgeschichte von Hobbes. in K. Graf Ballestrem. Duncker & Humblot, pp. 25-42.
Williams, H 2003, Kant's Critique of Hobbes: sovereignty and cosmopolitanism. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press.
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