Ph.D., Duke University (1959)
Dr. Nielsen specializes in metaphilosophy, contemporary ethical and political theory, and Marxism. He is the author of some 22 books and 415 articles. Below is a list of some his more recent books.
Globalization and Justice. Amherst, New York: Humanity Books, 2002.
Naturalism and Religion. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2001.
Naturalism Without Foundations. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 1996.
After the Demise of the Tradition: Rorty, Critical Theory and the Fate of Philosophy. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1995.
Marxism and the Moral Point of View. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1989.
Equality and Liberty: A Defense of Radical Egalitarianism. Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman and Allenheld, 1985.
A collection of essays on his recent work, including his responses to critics, appeared during the summer of 2007: Reason and Emancipation. Essays in Honour of Kai Nielsen, ed. Michel Seymour and Matthias Fritsch. Amherst: Humanity Books.