Current Research

I am working on three research topics:

(1) Civilizing museums. How can museums and material culture contribute to the tasks of decolonization, disalienation, and decentering that inform contemporary struggles for transformative redress of the structural injustices that pervade national and international orders?

(2) Two concepts of alienation. What is alienation? How does the social theory of alienation as a diagnosis for a social condition relate to alienation as a cognitive-affective experience?

(3) Life is not fair - so what now? This is a short book project examining the question of how we can and should maintain an ethical orientation in the face of a world that is not fair.

*A new substantive update (from 2012) of my entry on 'World Government' for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy includes a new section (2.4) on 'Critics of Capitalism and a Neoliberal World State,' 5 January 2021.

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