Varden’s main research interests are in Kant's practical philosophy as well as legal, political, and feminist philosophy. She has published on a range of classical philosophical issues, including Kant’s answer to the murderer at the door, private property, political obligations, and political legitimacy, as well as on applied issues such as terrorism, abortion, and same-sex marriage. Her book--Sex, Love, and Gender: A Kantian Theory--is currently forthcoming with Oxford University Press.
Kant’s practial philosophy, Legal and political philosophy, feminist philosophy, applied ethics, philosophy of sex and love.
Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Toronto
Philosophy, M.A., Arctic University of Norway
Philosophy, B.A., Arctic University of Norway
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, MSc, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Business Management , B.A., University of Newcastle
Additional Campus Affiliations
Associate Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Varden, Helga. "Kant on Sex. Reconsidered. A Kantian Account of Sexuality: Sexual Love, Sexual Identity, and Sexual Orientation". Feminist Philosophy Quarterly. 2018, 4(1). 1-33. https://doi.org/10.5206/fpq/2018.1.1
Varden, Helga "Kant’s Moral Theory and Feminist Ethics: Women, Embodiment, Care Relations, and Systemic Injustice". Garavaso, Pieranna (editors). The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism. Bloomsbury Companions. Bloomsbury Academic Press. 2018, 459-482. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781474297806.0032
Varden, Helga "A feminist, Kantian conception of the right to bodily integrity: The cases of abortion and homosexuality". The Right to Bodily Integrity. Taylor and Francis. 2017, 153-177. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315237367
Varden, Helga "Kant and Sexuality". Altman, Matthew C (editors). The Palgrave Kant Handbook. Palgrave Handbooks in German Idealism. Palgrave Macmillan. 2017, 331-353.
Varden, Helga. "Kant and Women". Pacific Philosophical Quarterly. 2017, 98(4). 653-694. https://doi.org/10.1111/papq.12103