Joan Miró, Constellations, 1959

Edmund Tweedy Flanigan

Ph.D. Candidate in Political Theory
Department of Government
Harvard University

Curriculum Vitae (April 2016)


I am a doctoral student in the Government Department at Harvard University, studying issues in contemporary moral and political philosophy.

My dissertation work concerns political and legal obligation and authority. My other recent work has been on the topics of value comparability and intergenerational ethics. I also maintain an interest in Kantian political philosophy.

I have an A.B. in philosophy from Georgetown University and an M.Phil. in political theory from the University of Oxford, where I wrote a thesis on climate change and future generations.


Work in progress

Unpublished papers


  • "Foundations of Political Theory" (Gov 10), Teaching Fellow for Eric Beerbohm, Spring 2017
  • "Ethics, Biotechnology, and the Future of Human Nature" (Gov 1093 / SCRB 60), Teaching Fellow for Michael Sandel and Douglas Melton, Fall 2016
  • "Money, Markets, and Morals" (ER 39), Teaching Fellow for Michael Sandel, Fall 2015