Richard GanisHumanities and Social Sciences
Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Richard Ganis is the author of The Politics of Care in Habermas and Derrida: Between Measurability and Immeasurability (Lexington Books, 2011), and editor of Displacement and Belonging in the Contemporary World (University of Salford, 2008). His work has been published in journals such as Comparative and Continental Philosophy and Radical Philosophy Review. He has also contributed chapters to Deprovincializing Habermas: Global Perspectives (Routledge 2013) and Thoughts of Love (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2013). He has been invited to speak at numerous international symposia on contemporary Continental philosophy, where he has presented papers on a variety of topics and authors, including Jürgen Habermas, Jacques Derrida, Herbert Marcuse, and Axel Honneth.
Since joing LUMS in 2010, Richard has taught Introduction to Western Political Philosophy and Democracy and Difference. In 2013-14, he will teach Issues in Contemporary Political Theory and Introduction to the Frankfurt School.
BA, Political Science, Rutgers University
MA, Social and Cultural Anthropology California Institute of Integral Studies
PhD, Politics, University of Salford
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Richard works on political philosophy within the Continental tradition, with a focus on Frankfurt School Critical Theory; contemporary moral and ethical theory; philosophies of postmodernity and postcolonialism; environmental ethics; philosophies of justice and democratic governance; and psychoanalysis. He is especially interested in the intersections between Jürgen Habermas’s discourse-ethical model, Axel Honneth’s recognition theory, and the deconstructive care ethics of Jacques Derrida.