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Andrea Sangiovanni

Professor Andrea Sangiovanni

Dr Andrea SangiovanniProfessor of Philosophy


Address Room 902A, Philosophy Building
King's College London
London, WC2R 2LS

NB. Temporarily relocated to office 4.03 in the Chesham Building




Professor Andrea Sangiovanni received his BA and PhD from Harvard University. Before joining the Philosophy Department at King’s College London (in 2007), he was a Randall Dillard Research Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (2005-2007).

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Moral, political, and legal philosophy
  • Early modern and modern political philosophy
Professor Sangiovanni's main areas of research are in contemporary moral, legal, and political philosophy, though he also has interests in the history of early-modern and modern political thought. Current research interests include: international justice and law; human rights and the idea of dignity; the relation between principles and social practices; justice, legitimacy, and solidarity in the European Union; ‘Scottish’ constructivism; moral equality.

Professor Sangiovanni welcomes enquiries from prospective students seeking supervision in topics connected to his research interests.

For more details, please see his full research profile.

Selected publications
  • ‘Solidarity in the European Union’ (2013) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 33: 2.
  • ‘Solidarity in the European Union: Problems and Prospects’ (2012) in The Philosophical Foundations of European Union Law , eds. Julie Dickson and Pavlos Eleftheriadis (Oxford University Press), pp. 384-412
  • ‘Can the Innate Right to Freedom Alone Ground a System of Public and Private Rights?’ (2012) European Journal of Philosophy 40/3: 60-9.
  • ‘The Irrelevance of Coercion, Imposition, and Framing to Distributive Justice’ (2012) Philosophy & Public Affairs  40/2: 79-110
For a complete list of publications, please see his full research profile and personal page.

Professor Sangiovanni has previously taught on the following modules

Undergraduate modules:

  • 5AANB007 Political II: Theories of Justice (convenor)
  • 6AANA046 Topics in Political Philosophy
Postgraduate modules:
  • 7AAN2081 Political Philosophy (convenor)
  • 7AAN2082 Political Philosophy II: Special Topics
Expertise and public engagement


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