Dr Mattias Iser

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Dr Mattias Iser

Research Fellow & Permanent Member of the Board of Directors

Mattias Iser studied philosophy and political science in Berlin and at the University of Chicago. He then taught political theory and philosophy in Berlin, Frankfurt, Moscow and at the New School for Social Research in New York. Additionally, he was a visiting scholar at New York University and at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mattias Iser's research expertise is in political theory as well as in political and social philosophy; esp. critical theory and competing forms of social criticism, theories of recognition and of justice, questions of legitimate violence and just war.

His monograph "Empörung und Fortschritt. Grundlagen einer kritischen Theorie der Gesellschaft" ("Indignation and Progress. Foundations of a Critical Theory of Society", Campus 2008) won the Best First Book Award from the German Political Science Association (DVPW). Additionally, in 2010 he published an introductory monograph to Juergen Habermas's work ("Juergen Habermas zur Einfuehrung"; Junius, co-authored with David Strecker).

He has edited several volumes and published in journals such as the Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie and Politische Vierteljahresschrift.
He is currently working on a book project in which he develops a theory of legitimate violence.

Starting September 2014 he will be Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Binghamton University (SUNY).