Roger Paden

 Senior Fellow

RP-LargeAreas of Specialization

Political philosophy; environmental ethics and aesthetics; philosophies of art, architecture, and urban planning.


Roger Paden is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at George Mason University.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1981 and specializes in political philosophy; the philosophies of art, architecture, and urban planning; and environmental ethics and aesthetics.  He has published over 70 articles in these fields in such journals as Social Theory and Practice, Public Affairs Quarterly, Ethics and International Affairs, Philosophy and Geography, and Ethics, Place, and Environment.  He has published a book entitled Mysticism and Architecture: Wittgenstein and the Palais Stonborough, co-edited a volume of Journal of Art and Art Criticism on the “Aesthetics of Architecture,” and is currently working on a series of articles on environmental aesthetics and a book on philosophy and art in fin de siècle Vienna.


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