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Luigi Caranti

Luigi Caranti (Ph.D. Boston University) is professor of political philosophy at the Università di Catania. He worked as researcher in various international institutions including the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University, the Australian National University and the Philipps-Universität – Marburg.His studies mainly concern the philosophy of Kant. Caranti has provided contributions on the theoretical, practical, aesthetic and political dimensions of Kant’s thought. Recently, his interests focus on the theory of human rights, democratic peace theory, and the scientific and philosophical debate concerning the causes of world poverty.Caranti has directed projects funded by the European Commission. In particular, the EU-Australia student and faculty exchange program and 6 research projects (4 Marie Curie grants, 3 DAAD grants) for which he has attracted about 1.3M€.Caranti is the author of five monographs including Kant's Political Legacy. Human Rights, Peace, Progress (UWP 2017) and Kant and the Scandal of Philosophy (University of Toronto Press 2007). Caranti has published in national and international peer reviewed journals such as Journal of Political Philosophy, Journal of International Political Theory, Kant Studien, Theoria, Journal of Human Rights, Rivista di Filosofia.

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