Joel Klein

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Research Group: HPhil

Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil).

Research mainly focused in Kantian Philosophy, but has worked also with authors such as Rousseau, Hegel, Rawls and with themes related to philosophy of history, democracy, philosophy of right and theories of justice.  Editor of Studia Kantiana (Review of Kantian Brazilian Society) and Researcher of CNPq (Brazilian Government).


Selected Publications


KLEIN, Joel Thiago. Kant e a Ideia de uma história universal. 1. ed. São Paulo: Loyola, 2016. v. 1. 377p.

KLEIN, Joel Thiago (Org.). Comentários às obras de Kant: Crítica da razão pura. 1. ed. Florianópolis: NEFIPO, 2012. v. 1. 825p.



KLEIN, Joel Thiago. Die Weltgeschichte im Kontext der Kritik der Urteilskraft. Kant-Studien, v. 104, p. 188-212, 2013.

KLEIN, Joel Thiago. A relação entre ética e direito na filosofia política de Kant. Manuscrito (UNICAMP), v. 37, p. 161-210, 2014.

KLEIN, Joel Thiago. Kant and Public Education for Enhancing Moral Virtue: The Necessary Conditions for Ensuring Enlightened Patriotism. In: Andrea Faggion; Nuria Sanchez Madrid; Alessandro Pinzani. (Org.). Kant and Social Policies. 1ed.Cham/Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, v. 1, p. 149-174.

KLEIN, Joel Thiago. Three problems with the theoretical reading of the idea of a universal history in context of the Critique of pure reason. In: Rafael V. Orden Jiménez; Robert Hanna; Robert Louden; Jacinto Rivera de Rosales; Nuria Sánchez Madrid. (Org.). Kant’s Shorter Writings Critical Paths Outside the Critiques. 1ed.Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016, v. 1, p. 246-265.

KLEIN, Joel Thiago. The Use of Metaphor in Kant’s Philosophy of History. In: Kauark-Leite, Patrícia,et al.. (Org.). Kant and the Metaphors of Reason. 1ed.Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 2015, v. 1, p. 497-514.

KLEIN, Joel Thiago. Considerações críticas acerca do libertarianismo de Nozick à luz da filosofia moral kantiana. Revista latinoamericana de filosofia, 2017 (no prelo).