Chad Kautzer, Ph.D.
Chad Kautzer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Normative Economics; Critical Theory; Nineteenth-Century; Feminism, Philosophy of Race

Professor Kautzer received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stony Brook University, New York in 2008, after periods of study in Frankfurt, Germany. Before joining Lehigh’s faculty in 2016, he was Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Social Justice Minor at the University of Colorado Denver and a Visiting Research Scholar at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2015/16.

Professor Kautzer’s historical interests include modern natural law and German idealist theories of subjective right, legal personality, moral subjectivity, and private property. His contemporary philosophical interests include pluralist theories of social and economic justice, methodologies of critique, theories of property, as well as postcolonial, race, and feminist theory. He is the author of Radical Philosophy: An Introduction (Routledge, 2015) and co-editor of Pragmatism, Nation, and Race: Community in the Age of Empire (Indiana University Press, 2009). He is presently working on two book projects, tentatively titled Hegel and the Colonial World: From European Freedom to Decolonial Resistance and Good Guys with Guns: Whiteness, Masculinity, and the New Politics of Sovereignty.

In Spring 2017, Professor Kautzer will be a Copeland Fellow at Amherst College, working on his book project Good Guys with Guns.

See his c.v. for a list of publications. Most of them are available for downloading at