Reidar Kiljan Maliks

Professor - Philosophy
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Ph.D., Columbia University, 2008.

Reidar Maliks specializes in political philosophy and the history of political thought. Much of his work has been on, or inspired by, Immanuel Kant.

Prior to coming to the University of Oslo in 2011, Reidar Maliks was a Preceptor at Columbia (2005-6 and 2007-8), a Lecturer at Harvard (2008-9), and a Junior Research Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford (2009-11). At Oxford, he organized a lecture series called Transformations of the State; podcasts are available here.

Reidar has extensive experience teaching the history of philosophy – both ancient and modern – and has twice been awarded the Derek Bok Certificate of Distinction in Teaching at Harvard University. 

He is currently writing Kant and the French Revolution, under contract with Cambridge University Press.

Reidar is married to Véronique Pouillard, who does interesting work in economic history.

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Kant's Politics in Context, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Paperback, 2017.


Ethics Jonathan Peterson, British Journal for the History of Philosophy Georg Cavallar, Intellectual History Review Eva Piirimäe, LSE Review of Books Joshua Jowitt, Philosophy Now Matt Qvotrup, History of European Ideas Ben Holland, The Los Angeles Review of Books Michael Wayne, Kantian Review Jeppe von Platz, European Journal of Political Theory Sofie Møller, Contemporary Political Theory Mehmet Ruhi Demiray, The Philosophical Quarterly Alice Pinheiro Walla, International Philosophical Quarterly Lydia L. Moland, Political Studies Review Aref Ebadi, History of Political Thought Antonino Falduto, Jurisprudence Thomas Mertens, 読書日記7冊目 Ima-inat, The European Legacy Jeremiah Alberg, German Studies Review Adrian Switzer, Philosophy Editors/The Royal Institute of Philosophy, Con-Textos Kantianos, Nuria Sánchez Madrid, The English Historical Review, Laura Anna Macor


Moral and Political Conceptions of Human Rights: Implications for Theory and Practice, edited by Reidar Maliks and Johan Karlsson Schaffer, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017 (paperback, 2018).

Review: Journal on European History of Law Elena V. Shabliy


Kantian Theory and Human Rights, New York: Routledge, 2014. Co-edited with Andreas Føllesdal.

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  • Maliks, Reidar (2018). Two theories of resistance in the German Enlightenment. History of European Ideas.  ISSN 0191-6599.  44(4), s 449- 460 . doi: 10.1080/01916599.2018.1473959
  • Karlsson Schaffer, Johan & Maliks, Reidar (2017). Introduction: Expanding the debate on moral and political approaches to the philosophy of human rights, In Johan Karlsson Schaffer & Reidar Maliks (ed.),  Moral and Political Conceptions of Human Rights: Implications for Theory and Practice.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107153974.  Introduction.  s 1 - 12
  • Føllesdal, Andreas & Maliks, Reidar (2014). Kantian Theory and Human Rights, In Andreas Føllesdal & Reidar Maliks (ed.),  Kantian Theory and Human Rights.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-85769-7.  Kapittel 1.  s 1 - 7
  • Maliks, Reidar (2014). Kantian Courts: On the Legitimacy of International Human Rights Courts, In Andreas Føllesdal & Reidar Maliks (ed.),  Kantian Theory and Human Rights.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-85769-7.  9.  s 153 - 174
  • Maliks, Reidar (2013). Kant and the Debate over Theory and Practice, In Claudio La Rocca et al (ed.),  Kant und die Philosophie in weltbürgerlicher Absicht.  Walter de Gruyter.  ISBN 978-3-11-024649-0.  63.
  • Maliks, Reidar (2013). Kant, the State, and Revolution. Kantian Review.  ISSN 1369-4154.  18(1), s 29- 47 . doi: 10.1017/S1369415412000271
  • Maliks, Reidar (2013). The state of freedom: Kant and his conservative critics, In Quentin Skinner & Martin Van Gelderen (ed.),  Freedom and the Construction of Europe.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107031845.  10.  s 188 - 288
  • Maliks, Reidar (2012). Hermeneutics and the history of political thought, In Madeleine Kasten; Paul Herman & Rico Sneller (ed.),  Hermeneutics and the humanities: dialogues with Hans-Georg Gadamer.  Leiden University Press.  ISBN 9789087281540.  Kapittel.
  • Maliks, Reidar (2012). Revolutionary Epigones: Kant and his Radical Followers. History of Political Thought.  ISSN 0143-781X.  33(4), s 647- 671
  • Maliks, Reidar (2011). 'Liberal Revolution: the cases of Jakob and Erhard'. Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain.  ISSN 0263-5232.  63, s 216- 231 . doi: 10.1017/s0263523200000239

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  • Karlsson Schaffer, Johan & Maliks, Reidar (ed.) (2017). Moral and Political Conceptions of Human Rights: Implications for Theory and Practice. Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107153974.  314 s.
  • Føllesdal, Andreas & Maliks, Reidar (ed.) (2014). Kantian Theory and Human Rights. Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-85769-7.  210 s.
  • Maliks, Reidar (2014). Kant's Politics in Context. Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0199645152.  208 s.

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  • Maliks, Reidar (2021). Echoes of Revolution: Hegel's Debt To The German Burkeans, In James A. Clarke & Gabriel Gottlieb (ed.),  Practical Philosophy from Kant to Hegel: Freedom, Right, and Revolution.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781108647441.  12.  s 213 - 228
  • Maliks, Reidar; Linnebo, Øystein & Strand, Arne (2017). Den viktige uenigheten. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Maliks, Reidar (2016). Descriptive Representation for Disadvantaged Groups, In Kjartan Koch Mikalsen; Erling Skjei & Audun Øfsti (ed.),  Modernity - Unity in Diversity? Essays in Honour of Helge Høibraaten.  Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-840-1.  Kapittel.  s 281 - 288
  • Maliks, Reidar (2016). Review of Kant and Colonialism . by Katrin Flikschuh and Lea Ypi, 2014. New York: Oxford University Press. 256p. $74.00.. Perspectives on Politics.  ISSN 1537-5927.  14(3), s 858- 859 . doi:
  • Maliks, Reidar (2013). Kant's Theory of Virtue: The Value of Autocracy. By Anne Margaret Baxley. (Cambridge UP, 2010. Pp. xvi + 189. The Philosophical Quarterly.  ISSN 0031-8094.  63(252), s 616- 618 . doi: 10.1111/1467-9213.12021
  • Maliks, Reidar (2012). Book review of Pauline Kleingeld’s Kant and Cosmopolitanism: The Philosophical Ideal of World Citizenship. Metaphilosophy.  ISSN 0026-1068.  43(5), s 714- 718
  • Maliks, Reidar (2012). Kant and Cosmopolitanism: The Philosophical Ideal of World Citizenship. Metaphilosophy.  ISSN 0026-1068.  43(5), s 714- 718 . doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9973.2012.01769.x
  • Maliks, Reidar (2011). 'Hermeneutics and the History of Political Thought'.
  • Maliks, Reidar (2011). 'Human rights as domination?'.
  • Maliks, Reidar (2011). 'Kant and Democracy'.
  • Maliks, Reidar (2011). 'Kant and citizenship'.
  • Maliks, Reidar (2011). ‘The End of the State: Kant and the limits of Authority’.

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