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Harry van der Linden

Emeritus Faculty Emeriti
Harry van der Linden

hvanderl@butler.edu

Harry van der Linden is Professor of Philosophy at Butler University. He studied chemistry at the University of Utrecht and philosophy at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands prior to receiving his PhD in philosophy at Washington University, St. Louis, in 1985. He taught at Colgate University and the University of North Carolina (at Chapel Hill) before coming to Butler University in 1990. He served for six years as department chair and is currently the director of the Ethics minor.

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, humanitarian intervention, and targeted killing by drones. Many of his publications can be found at http://works.bepress.com/harry_vanderlinden/.

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 “ Atrocity, Morality and Evil," "Expanding Circles of Responsibility," "The Ethics of Drone Warfare," and "Responsibility and Collective Harm."

Van der Linden has been the treasurer of the Radical Philosophy Association since 1998. 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.

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