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.
Kant’s practial philosophy, Legal and political philosophy, feminist philosophy, applied ethics, philosophy of sex and love.
Philosophy, Ph.D., 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
Additional Campus Affiliations
Professor, Gender and Women's Studies
Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Professor, Women & Gender in Global Perspectives
Varden, H. (2021). IX - Kant and Arendt on Barbaric and Totalitarian Evil. Proceedings of the Aristotelean Society, 121(2), 221-248. https://doi.org/10.1093/arisoc/aoab002
Varden, H. (2021). Locke on Property. In J. Gordon-Roth, & S. Weinberg (Eds.), The Lockean Mind (pp. 428-437). (Routledge Philosophical Minds). Routledge.
Varden, H. (2021). Towards a Kantian theory of philosophical education and wisdom: With the help of Hannah Arendt. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 55(6), 1081-1096. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9752.12621
Varden, H. (2020). Kant and Moral Responsibility for Animals. In J. J. Callanan, & L. Allais (Eds.), Kant and Animals (pp. 157-175). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198859918.003.0009
Varden, H. (2020). Sex, Love, and Gender: A Kantian Theory. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198812838.001.0001