Professor Miguel Vatter

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20002019

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Research Biography

Miguel Vatter is Professor of Political Science in the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research, and has held academic positions in political science and philosophy departments in the United States and in Chile, as well as visiting professorships in Germany and China. Before coming to Flinders he was Professor of Politics at UNSW. He works in the areas of political and legal theory and contemporary continental philosophy.

His current areas of research and publication are Machiavelli, Kant, republicanism, neoliberalism, biopolitics and political theology. His most recent books are The Republic of the Living. Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society (Fordham University Press, 2014) and Machiavelli's The Prince. A Reader's Guide (Bloomsbury, 2014). He is currently finishing a book project entitled Divine Democracy. Political Theology After Carl Schmitt. He is co-founder and director of an international biopolitics research network, www.biopolitica.org.

Miguel Vatter's teaching areas are: social, political and moral philosophy; history of political thought (ancient, medieval, modern); legal theory; democratic theory; European Union politics; modern and contemporary continental philosophy; literary theory.

Research Interests

Miguel Vatter's current areas of research and publication are Machiavelli, Kant, republicanism, neoliberalism, biopolitics and political theology.

He is currently working on grant proposals on three subjects: 1) Extending legal personality to biological entities and ecologies; 2) Crisis of political liberalism and civil religion; 3) Cosmology and Religion in Renaissance and 20th century Political and Philosophical Thought

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Research Output

Dignity and the Foundation of Human Rights: Toward an Averroist Genealogy

Vatter, M., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Politics and Religion. 13, 2, p. 304-332 29 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Human Rights, Legal Personhood and the Impersonality of Embodied Life

    Vatter, M. & de Leeuw, M., 2019, In : Law, Culture and the Humanities. 21 p.

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  • Liberal Governmentality and the Political Theology of Constitutionalism

    Vatter, M., 2019, Sovereignty in Action. Leijssenaar, B. & Walker, N. (eds.). Cambridge Univ Press, p. 115-143 29 p.

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  • Nature’s Law or Law’s Law? Community of Life, Legal Personhood, and Trusts

    Vatter, M., 2019, Personhood in the Age of Biolegality: Brave New Law. de Leeuw, M. & van Wichlen, S. (eds.). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmilllan, p. 225-245 21 p. (Biolegalities).

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  • Of asses and nymphs: Machiavelli, Platonic theology and Epicureanism in Florence

    Vatter, M., 2019, In : Intellectual History Review. 29, 1, p. 101-127 27 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)