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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.  

Some of Kai's recent works in progress are linked  below.    

Other Affiliations

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Concordia University

A Note About Publications Appearing Here

I am placing online (beginning Fall 2014) a substantial number of my writings.  I am happy to give my permission to anyone who is interested to download these for their use, providing that appropriate citation is given.  In the case of published articles, any use should adhere to applicable copyright laws. 

Photograph of Kai Nielsen

Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD
    Duke University, 1959
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