W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, Univ. Prof., Dr. hab., D. Phil.


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W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz is a university professor, philosopher and political thinker. He graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and received his doctorate at the University of Oxford, likewise earning a post-doctoral habilitation from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.

In the course of his career, Korab-Karpowicz has acted as both scholar and public official. He was deputy mayor of Gdańsk, Poland from 1991 to 1992 and a diplomat from 1998 to 2000. He has taught at many universities, including Bilkent University, Texas State University, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Łazarski University.

Korab-Karpowicz has also written several books, including On the History of Political Philosophy (Routledge 2016) and Tractatus Politico-Philosophicus: New Directions for the Future Development of Humankind (Routledge 2017). Currently, he is employed at AAU as a senior lecturer. His main research interests are political philosophy and international relations theory.


political philosophy, history of political thought, international ethics, international relations theory, history of philosophy, contemporary continental philosophy, epistemology, global studies, peace and conflict resolution 

Courses Taught

Political Philosophy, International Relations Theory, International Ethics, Ethics and Society, History of Ideas, History of Political Philosophy, Global Awareness, Contemporary Theories of Justice, Philosophers of Peace, Friendship in Western Thought, Introduction to Ethics, Introduction to Political Science, Introduction to Philosophy, Humankind and Civilization, Cultural Studies, Civilization Studies, Comparative Political Theory, Research Methods.

Selected Publications

A.  Books

1.         W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, Tractatus Politico-Philosophicus: New Directions for the Future Development of Humankind, Routledge Focus, New York: Routledge, 2017 (pp. 184) (This book is translated to Bengali, Urdu, Persian and Arabic.)

2.         W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, Harmonia społeczna [Social Harmony], Biblioteka Myśli Współczesnej, Warszawa: PIW 2017 (pp. 234). (This book is translated to Arabic and Spanish.)

3.         W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, The Presocratic Thinkers in the Thought of Martin Heidegger, Frankfurt Am Main: Peter Lang 2016 (pp. 254).

4.         W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, On the History of Political Philosophy: Great Political Thinkers from Thucydides to Locke, New York: Routledge, 2016 (pp. 242).

5.         W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, Love and Wisdom: Towards a New Philosophy of Life, New Delhi: Shipra, 2011 (pp. 148).

6.         W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, A History of Political Philosophy: From Thucydides to Locke. New York: GSP, 2010 (pp. 400).

B. Book Chapters

7.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Social Harmony: On Cooperation as the First Principle of a Happy Society,” in Transformative Harmony, ed. Ananta Giri, New Delhi: Studera Press, 2019,  389-406.

8.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Schopenhauer’s Theory of Architecture”, in: The Blackwell Companion to Schopenhauer, ed. Bart Vandenabeele, Oxford: Blackwell, 2012, 178-192.

9.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, „Heidegger” in: The Classical Tradition, red. Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. Most i Salvatore Settis, Harvard: Harvard University Press, 2010, 422-423.

10.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, „Beyond Scientific Objectivity: Knowing about Right and Wrong”, in: The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy, red. Harun Tepe, Stephen Voss, Ankara: Turkish Philosophical Society, 2007, 13-18. 

C.  Encyclopedia Articles

11.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Polish Renaissance Philosophy”, in: Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy, ed. Marco Sgarbi, Springer, 2021.

12.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Political Realism in International Relations”, in: The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2010/2013/2017/2021 (pp. 36).

13.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Plato’s Political Philosophy” in: The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2003 (pp. 13).

14 .       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Martin Heidegger” in: The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2001. (pp. 17)

D. Scopus Indexed Journal Articles

15.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “United Citizen Organization: Private-Public Partnerships in Global Governance,” Research in Globalization 2 (2020). 1-5.

16.   W.  Julian  Korab-Karpowicz, “The  Clash  of  Epochs:  Traditional,  Modern,  Postmodern, and Evolutionity,” Perspectives on Political Science 48.3 (2019), 170-182.

17.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Why a World State is Unnecessary: The Continuing Debate on the Would Government,” Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, 44.3 (2018), 379-402 (A&HCI, ERIH: INT2 ).

18.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Inclusive Values and the Righteousness of Life: The Foundation of Global Solidarity,” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 13.3 (2010), 305-313 (A&HCI, ERIH: INT2 ).

19.       W. J. Korab-Karpowicz, “Heidegger’s Hidden Path: From Philosophy to Politics,” The Review of Metaphysics, 61 (December 2007), 295-315 (A&HCI, ERIH: INT2 ).

20.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “How International Relations Theorists Can Benefit by Reading Thucydides,” The Monist, t. 89, 2 (April 2006), 231-43 (A&HCI, ERIH: INT 1).

21.       W. J. Korab-Karpowicz, “In Defense of International Order: Grotius’s Critique of Machiavellism,” The Review of Metaphysics, 60 (September 2006), 55-70 (A&HCI, ERIH: INT2).

22.       W. J. Korab-Karpowicz, “Rethinking Philosophy: A Reflection on Philosophy, Myth, and Science,” in Philosophy Today, 46.2 (2002), 209-17 (A&HCI, WoS).

23.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Freedom from Hate: Solidarity and the Nonviolent Political Struggle in Poland,” Journal of Human Values, 8.1 (2002), 56-66.

E. Other Scholarly Journal Articles

24.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Evolutionity or the Great Reset: Why is it important to think about the future?”, Humanities and Social Sciences, 29.2 (2022), 29-41.

25.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Philosophy as Engagement with the World. Why Do We Need to Understand Myth for Our Philosophical Revival? A Response to Carl Mika”, Journal of World Philosophies, 7 (2022), 113-143.

26.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Social Harmony or a Happy Society”, International Journal of Philosophy, 9 (2021), 169-177.

27.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Does Subjectivity Matter? On the Critique of Objectivity in Feminist Thought”, Stree: Journal of Women Studies, 7 (2015), 1-5.

28.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “An (Un)Awareness of What is Missing: Taking Issue with Habermas”, Modern Age, 56.1 (Winter 2014), 19-27.

29.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Knowing about Right and Wrong: Why Is It Wrong to Kill Innocent People?” International Journal of Decision Ethics, 7.2 (2011), 123-132.

30.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Empire and International Order: Should There Be States?” Spectrum: Journal of Global Studies, 1.1 (Winter 2009), 85-91.

31.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Turkey under Challenge: Conflicting Ideas and Forces”, Turkish Policy Quarterly, 7.1 (Spring 2008), 89-98.

32.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “Global Authority: Classical Arguments and New Issues,” Theoria: Journal of Social and Political Theory, 106 (April 2005), 81-92.

33.       W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, “The UN and the Idea of International Security,” Transnational Associations, 56.3 (2004), 205-207.

34.       W. J. Korab-Karpowicz, “Heidegger’s Reading of Parmenides: On Being and Thinking The Same,” Existentia: An International Journal of Philosophy, 13.1-2 (2003), 27-52.

35.       W. J. Korab-Karpowicz, “Knowing Beyond Science: What Can We Know and How Can We Know,” Humanitas, 15. 2 (2002), 60-73.