Kai Nielsen

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Kai Nielsen (born 1926) is the Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Calgary and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University, Montreal.[1] He holds a Ph.D. from Duke University (1959) and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina. He is the author of Ethics Without God, as well as other works on analytical philosophy, atheism and Marxism. He specializes in metaphilosophy, contemporary ethical and political theory and Marxism.[2]


  1. Kai Nielsen. Profile, Department of Philosophy. University of Calgary. 2008. 6 May 2008
  2. Faculty - Kai Nielsen. Profile, Philosophy Department. Concordia University. 2008. 6 May 2008

Further reading

Selected works

  • Globalization and Justice. Amherst, New York: Humanity Books, 2002. ISBN 1-5910-2054-9
  • Naturalism and Religion. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2001. ISBN 1-5739-2853-4
  • Naturalism Without Foundations. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 1996. ISBN 1-5739-2076-2
  • After the Demise of the Tradition: Rorty, Critical Theory and the Fate of Philosophy. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1995. ISBN 0-8133-8044-8
  • Marxism and the Moral Point of View. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1989. ISBN 0-8133-0653-1
  • Equality and Liberty: A Defense of Radical Egalitarianism. Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman and Allenheld, 1985. ISBN 0-8476-7516-5