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Research Interests

Kant’s practial philosophy, Legal and political philosophy, feminist philosophy, applied ethics, philosophy of sex and love.

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Varden’s main research interests are in Kant's practical philosophy as well as legal, political, and feminist philosophy. In addition to her book--Sex, Love, and Gender: A Kantian Theory (OUP 2020), she has published on a range of classical philosophical issues, including Kant’s answer to the murderer at the door, private property, political obligations, and political legitimacy, as well as on applied issues such as terrorism, care relations, privacy, poverty, and our moral responsibilities for animals.

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Ph.D., The Liberal Ideal of Political Obligations: The Lockean Voluntarist vs. Kant’s Non-Voluntarist Ideal of Political Obligations, University of Toronto


Philosophy, M.A., Arctic University of Norway


Philosophy, B.A., Arctic University of Norway


Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, MSc, The London School of Economics and Political Science


Business Management , B.A., University of Newcastle



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