Motohide Saji
Associate Professor
※PhD Faculty Member
M.A. in Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 1998.
M.A. in Political Science, University of Chicago, 2001
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Chicago, 2006.

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Motohide Saji


  • Human Rights and Global Justice
  • Global Civil Society
  • Peace, War and the Development of Modern Japan

Research Interests:

  • Political philosophy
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Nationalism
  • Modern Japanese political thought and intellectual history

Major Publications:

“On an East Asian community, or Kant’s cosmopolitan right reconsidered,” Globalization and Regional Integration in Europe and Asia , Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2009, pp.123-142.

“On the division between reason and unreason in Kant,” Human Studies: A Journal for Philosophy and the Social Sciences 32, no.2, June 2009, pp.201-223.

“Three aspects of the self-opacity of the empirical subject in Kant,” Philosophy & Social Criticism 35, no.3, March 2009, pp.315-337.

“On tensions in Kant’s account of reason in politics,” Textual Practice 20, no. 4, December 2006, pp. 679-702.