Podcast: Living with Honor, part of our special series: Thinking the Plague04-09-2020
Roger Berkowitz speaks with Uday Mehta, Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York.
Uday Singh Mehta is a renowned political theorist whose work encompasses a wide spectrum of philosophical traditions and issues, including the relationship between freedom and imagination, liberalism’s complex link with colonialism and empire, and, more recently, war, peace, and nonviolence. He is the author of two books, The Anxiety of Freedom: Imagination and Individuality in the Political Thought of John Locke (1992) and Liberalism and Empire: Nineteenth Century British Liberal Thought (2000), which won the J. David Greenstone Book Award from the American Political Science Association in 2002 for the best book in history and theory. In 2002, he was one of ten recipients of the “Carnegie Scholars” prize awarded to “scholars of exceptional creativity.” He is currently completing a book on M. K. Gandhi’s critique of political rationality.
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Podcast editing and music by Andy Evan Cohen. Additional narration by Janet Bentley.
Illustration by Grant Barnhart.