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Henrik Kugelberg

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Henrik Kugelberg

Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellow
Political Theory, University of Oxford

Henrik received his Ph.D. in Political Theory from the University of Oxford. His doctoral thesis concerns the relationship between liberalism and democracy. In it, he argues that so-called public reason liberalism, a widespread view of legitimacy that says that citizens must have sufficient reason to accept the laws that bind them, does not pay enough attention to democratic values. He then develops and defends a version of public reason that upholds the values of both liberalism and democracy. Henrik’s work at Stanford will focus on how the digital public sphere should be improved to realize its full potential and how deep disagreement over empirical matters should be conceptualized in public reason.