• Bio:

    Professor Omar Dahbour (Ph.D. in Philosophy, City University of New York, 1995; Ph.D. in History, University of Chicago, 1987) has taught full-time at Hunter College since 1998. He also taught part-time here from 1989 to 1994 and has held teaching appointments at Ohio University, Colorado College, and other institutions.

    He regularly teaches the following courses: Revolutions in Modern Philosophy (PHILO 218), Political Philosophy (PHILO 246), International Ethics (PHILO 248), and Problems of Ethics and Society (PHILO 250), as well as other courses such as Philosophy, Politics, and Society (PHILO 106), Radical Philosophy (PHILO 220), Hegel (PHILO 386), Marx (PHILO 390), and Justice and Contemporary Society (PHILO 346).

    His recent publications include three forthcoming articles, “Borders, Consent, and Democracy” in Journal of Social Philosophy, “The Response to Terrorism: Moral Condemnation or Ethical Judgment?” in Philosophical Forum, and “Three Models of Global Community” in Journal of Ethics; a book, Illusion of the Peoples: A Critique of National Self-Determination (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003); and other articles or chapters, such as “National Identity: An Argument for the Strict Definition” in Public Affairs Quarterly (2002) and “Self-Determination without Nationalism” in Beyond Nationalism?, ed. Dallmayr and Rosales (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).

  • Recent Publications:
    • “The Ecological Blindspot in the Territorial Rights Debate” (forthcoming, 2017);
    • “Self-Determination and Power-Sharing in Israel/Palestine” (2016);
    • “Totality, Reason, Dialectics: The Importance of Hegel for Critical Theory from Lukacs to Honneth” (2016);
    • Self-Determination without Nationalism: A Theory of Postnational Sovereignty (2013).
  • Research Areas: Philosophy