Todd Hedrick works on contemporary social/political philosophy, the philosophy of law, and Frankfurt School critical theory. He also has interests in ethics, the history of political philosophy, and 19th and 20th century European philosophy. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Northwestern University in 2006.
Prof. Hedrick is the Director of the Undergraduate Program.
Reconciliation and Reification: Freedom’s Semblance and Actuality from Hegel to Contemporary Critical Theory (Oxford University Press, 2018).
Rawls and Habermas: Reason, Pluralism, and the Claims of Political Philosophy (Stanford University Press, 2010).
Other Recent Publications:
“Ego Autonomy, Reconciliation, and the Duality of Instinctual Nature in Adorno and Marcuse,”Constellations 23, no. 2 (2016): 180-191.
“Reification In and Through Law: Elements of a Theory in Marx, Lukács, and Honneth,” European Journal of Political Theory 13, no. 2 (2014): 178-198.
“Reifying and Reconciling Class Conflict: From Hegel’s Estates to Habermas’ Interchange Roles,”European Journal of Social Theory 16, no. 4 (2013): 522-540.
“Democratic Constitutionalism as Mediation: The Decline and Recovery of an Idea in Critical Social Theory,” Constellations 19, no. 3 (2012): 383-400.
“Coping with Constitutional Indeterminacy: Rawls and Habermas,” Philosophy and Social Criticism36, no. 2 (2010): 183-208.
“Race, Difference, and Anthropology in Kant’s Cosmopolitanism,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 46, no. 2 (2008): 245-68.
“Constitutionalization and Democratization: Habermas on Postnational Governance,” Social Theory and Practice 33, no. 3 (2007): 387-410.