Prof. Dr. Luigi Caranti

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DAAD Visiting Professor "Kant's Political Legacy"

Fall term 2023/24 and summer term 2024

Goethe University Frankfurt
Faculty of Social Sciences
Institute of Political Science
PEG, Room 3.G.041
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main 

Phone:  +49 (0) 69 / 798 - 36506
Fax: +49 (0) 69 / 798 - 31542


Office hours: by appointment


Luigi Caranti (Ph.D. Boston University) is professor of political philosophy at the Università di Catania, Italy. He worked as visiting researcher in various international institutions including the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University and the Philipps-Universität – Marburg. His area of specialization is the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. His areas of expertise include the philosophical theory of human rights, democratic peace theory, and contemporary political theory with a special emphasis on distributive justice. Principal investigator of various EU funded research projects, including three Marie Curie individual grants, Caranti currently coordinates a Marie Curie RISE fellowship with a network of over forty Kant scholars based in South America and Europe. Among his recent publications The Kantian Federation (CUP 2022) and the edition with Alessandro Pinzani of three volumes on the relevance of Kant for contemporary philosophy (Kant and the Problem of Knowledge/Morality/Politics. Rethinking the Contemporary World Routledge 2022).