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van der Linden, Harry

Professor - Philosophy
Philosophy & Religion


Jordan Hall - 202I


Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
Van der Linden is the editor of Radical Philosophy Review. He has co-edited several books, including Rethinking the Just War Tradition and Philosophy Against Empire. He is the author of Kantian Ethics and Socialism, and his most recent research and publications are focused on the morality of warfare, covering such topics as preventive war, asymmetric warfare, combatant’s privilege, and humanitarian intervention.

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Van der Linden teaches courses in moral theory, applied ethics, international ethics, global justice, philosophy of law, the history of political philosophy, and contemporary social and political philosophy. His recent topical courses include “The Ethics of War and Peace” and seminars on Atrocity, Morality and Evil,and Expanding Circles of Responsibility.



  • B.S., State University of Utrecht;
  • M.A., State University of Groningen, The Netherlands;
  • Ph.D., Washington University

Association Memberships (professional/educational)
Van der Linden is the treasurer of the Radical Philosophy Association. He is interested in supporting progressive causes both on and off campus and served for several years as president of the Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center.

Professional Experience
Taught at Colgate University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.