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Anthony Pagden (day/month/year - )
Pagden was born in ( ), the son of (mother, occupation) and (father, occupation). (Siblings: optional)
He was educated in Santiago (Chile), London, Barcelona, and Oxford and holds a B.A.. M.A. and D.Phil. from the University of Oxford.
He has been a free-lance translator and a publisher in Paris; a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford; Senior Research Fellow of the Warburg Institute (London); Professor of History at the European University Institute (Florence); University Reader in Intellectual History and Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge; and the Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins.
In the fall of 2002, Pagden joined the University of California, Los Angeles, where his research has concentrated on the relationship between the peoples of Europe and its overseas settlements and those of the non-European world from the Atlantic to the Pacific. He is primarily interested in the political theory of empire, in how the West sought to explain to itself how and why it had come to dominate so much of the world, and in the present consequences of the erosion of that domination.
His research has led to an interest in the formation of the modern concept of Europe and most recently in the roots of the conflict between the "West" and the (predominantly Muslim) "East." He has also written on the history of law, on the ideological sources of the independence movements in Spanish-America, and currently is completing a book on cosmopolitanism and the Enlightenment.
Pagden has written or edited some fifteen books, including,
- Lords of all the World. Ideologies of Empire in Britain, France and Spain
- (Yale, 1995)
- Peoples and Empires
- (Modern Library, 2001)
- "Civil Society and the Fate of the Republics of Latin America"
- (with Luís Castro Leiva) in Sudipta Kaviraj and Sunil Khilnani, eds,
- Civil Society History and Possibilities (Cambridge University Press, 2001)
- La Ilustración y sus enemigos Dos ensayos sobre los orígenes de la modernidad
- (Madrid: Editorial Península, 2002)
- La Ilustración y sus enemigos (2002)
- The Idea of Europe from Antiquity to the European Union
- (Editor, Cambridge University, 2002).
- "Human Rights, Natural Rights and Europe’s Imperial Legacy"
- in Political Theory 31 (2003).
- "Imperialism, liberalism and the quest for eternal peace,"
- in Daedalus 134 (2005).
- Worlds at War, The 2500 Year Struggle Between East and West
- (Random House, 2008)
- "Law, Colonization, Legitimation and the European Background"
- in The Cambridge History of American Law (Cambridge University Press, 2008).
He is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and The London Review of Books and has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Il Sole 24 Ore (Milan), El Mundo (Spain), El Pais (Spain), and La Nueva Provincia (Argentina).
Pagden teaches classes in the history of political thought from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, in the theory of international relations, and seminars on imperialism and nationalism and on the theory of racism and ethnicity since antiquity.
Currently, Pagden lives (with his family?) in (Los Angeles?)
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