Harry Van der Linden
Professor of Philosophy and Religion
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.
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.
Education and Experience
State University of Utrecht, B.S.
State University of Groningen, The Netherlands, M.A.
Washington University, Ph.D.
Taught at Colgate University and the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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 preventative war, asymmetric warfare, and combatant's
privilege, ad humanitarian intervention.