Mika LaVaque-Manty

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Mika Lavaque-Manty

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Director of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Office Location(s): 7640 Haven Hall
734.615.9142
mmanty@umich.edu
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Department of Philosophy
    • Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
  • 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)
  • Courses Taught
    • Modern Political Thought (graduate and undergraduate)
    • Liberalism and Its Critics (graduate and undergraduate)
    • Political Science Research Design (undergraduate)
    • Introduction to Political Theory (undergraduate)