Arash Abizadeh received his MPhil from Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and his PhD from Harvard, and is currently Professor in the Department of Political Science and Associate Member of the Department of Philosophy at McGill University in Montreal. In addition to numerous journal articles on Hobbes, he has recently published a prize-winning monograph with Cambridge University Press called Hobbes and the Two Faces of Ethics. Beyond his work in the history of philosophy, Abizadeh’s research also focuses on contemporary democratic theory, questions of identity, nationalism, and cosmopolitanism, migration and border control, and social and political power.
Interviews with Arash Abizadeh
Thomas Hobbes’s master work Leviathan, in which he argued for the need to unite under a powerful sovereign as part of a ‘social contract’, has become a cornerstone of Western political philosophy. Here, the philosopher and political scientist Arash Abizadeh selects five of the best books for understanding Hobbes’s arguments in their historical context.