Charles R. Beitz
- Political Theory
Charles Beitz joined the department in 2001. His philosophical and teaching interests focus on contemporary political philosophy, international political theory, democratic theory, the theory of human rights and the theory of property rights. His main works include The Idea of Human Rights, Political Equality: An Essay in Democratic Theory, and Political Theory and International Relations as well as articles on a range of topics in political philosophy. He has edited or coedited International Ethics, Law, Economics, and Philosophy and, most recently, Global Basic Rights. His current work includes projects on justice and beneficence, ethical standards for global governance, human rights and the theory of intellectual property.
Before coming to Princeton, Professor Beitz taught at Swarthmore and Bowdoin Colleges. At Bowdoin he was also Dean for Academic Affairs. He has received fellowship awards from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller and MacArthur Foundations, the American Council of Learned Societies and the American Council on Education.
Professor Beitz is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recently completed 10 years as editor of Philosophy & Public Affairs. He is now director of Princeton's University Center for Human Values.
PhD, Princeton University