Michael Rosen is the Senator Joseph S. Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government at Harvard University.

He has worked on a wide variety of topics in philosophy, social theory, and the history of ideas, but is particularly known for his work on 19th-  and 20th-century European philosophy and contemporary Anglo-American political philosophy. He teaches courses on German Idealism, Hegel, Marx, Adorno, Rawls, and on various topics in contemporary political philosophy.

After taking his undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford, he did graduate work at the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt before returning to Oxford where he wrote his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Charles Taylor.

He was a Special Fellow in Politics at Merton College, Oxford and a Lecturer in Philosophy at University College London before becoming Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1990. He came to Harvard in 2006. Full bio >