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Kai Nielsen

  • Professor Emeritus


Since receiving his PhD from Duke University in 1959, Kai Nielsen held academic and administrative appointments at Amherst College, New York University and the University of Calgary. He is a past president of the Canadian Philosophical Association and a Member of the Royal Society of Canada. Specializing in metaphilosophy, contemporary ethical and political theory, and Marxism, Kai Nielsen is the author of 22 books and over 400 published articles. Since his retirement he has made his home in Montreal, Quebec where he continues to write.  

Other Affiliations

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Concordia University

A Note About Publications Appearing Here

Below are a list of my writings I have just begun (2014) to have posted online for public access. Work that has been published is listed under the appropriate category; any use of it should include appropriate citation in compliance with copyright laws. Titles that appear under the category "Other" are working drafts of various things that have not yet appeared in print.  

Photograph of Kai Nielsen

Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD
    Duke University, 1959
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