Nicholas Anderson conducts research on liberal political theory, German Idealism, and the history of political philosophy. His dissertation, “Dreaming that Sweet Dream: A Study of Kant’s Anthropology of Hope,” examines Immanuel Kant’s philosophical and anthropological justification of liberalism. Nicholas has received the Aristotle Prize from the Metaphysical Society of America and the Robert C. Wood Prize from the New England Political Science Association for papers based on two different chapters of his dissertation. While at Princeton, Nicholas will work on converting his dissertation into a book manuscript. In addition, he will work on a shorter study of the political and aesthetic thought of Albert Murray, a study that connects many of the themes of his dissertation to American thought and politics. These two projects take up the central role of hope in political life.
Nicholas earned a PhD in Political Science from Boston College and a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Santa Fe.