May 20, 2012

Knud Haakonssen works on early-modern moral and political thought and on the Enlightenment. His main interest is currently in natural law and natural rights from Hugo Grotius to Immanuel Kant. In addition, the intellectual historian’s overriding concern with texts is reflected in several large editorial projects.

He is Professor Emeritus of Intellectual History at the University of Sussex and Honorary Professor of History at University College, London, as well as Long-term Fellow of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Boston University.

In the spring semester of 2012 he was the Lim Chong Yah Professor in Political Science at the National University of Singapore.

In September 2012 Knud Haakonssen and Dr. Angus Gowland (History, UCL) inaugurate the London-Sussex international summer school for graduate students in intellectual history.