Borhane Blili Hamelin

Title | Organization: 
Graduate Student | Ph.D. program in Philosophy
Student Year: 
Ph.D. Student (Dissertation Phase)
Areas of Specialization: 

History of German Social Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy; Ethics


My work centers on problems at the intersection of ethics, political and social philosophy: How do individuals and groups become rationally compelled by certain values and repelled by others?  How and to what extent can individuals and groups rationally assess their own values and those of others?  In what ways can theory – empirical or not – contribute to this assessment?  During my undergraduate and master's degrees, I mainly engaged with these issues in the context of German social philosophy – especially Kant, Hegel, Marx and Adorno.  But I have become equally interested in tackling the same problems through contemporary philosophical debates.