Ben Laurence

Ben Laurence is Associate Instructional Professor in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division and the Division of Social Sciences.


Professor Laurence’s research focuses on big picture questions about the relation of political philosophy to agency, history, and change. He also works on the philosophy of human rights, labor rights, racial justice, and Kant’s political philosophy. He is the author of the book Agents of Change: Political Philosophy in Practice (Harvard University Press). His work has appeared, among other places, in The Journal of Political Philosophy, Philosopher’s Imprint, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. You can learn more about his research, teaching, and published works here