Mika LaVaque-Manty

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Mika Lavaque-Manty

Arthur F. Thurnau Associate Professor,
Faculty Recruitment Chair

Office Location(s): 7640 Haven Hall
Phone: 734.615.9142
mmanty@umich.edu
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Arthur F. Thurnau Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Fields of Study
    • Political Thought (17th Century to Present)
    • Political Action and Agency
    • Liberal and Democratic Theory
  • About

    Mika LaVaque-Manty was trained as a philosopher, but has been a political scientist for more than a decade. He is interested in political thought from the seventeenth century to today, particularly in questions regarding political action and agency, and in their explanation. His main historical research interests are in eighteenth-century continental liberals, especially Immanuel Kant. In contemporary  political theory, he focuses on liberal and democratic theory. His current projects focus on autonomy and agency in educational institutions and practices.

  • Education
    • University of Michigan, Ph.D. (Philosophy)
    • University of Southern California, B.A. (Philosophy)
  • Selected Publications:
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