Isaac Nakhimovsky

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Assistant Professor
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HGS 2688
203-432-1396

Isaac Nakhimovsky is Assistant Professor of History and Humanities. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University in 2008 and began teaching at Yale in 2014, after six years as a research fellow at Emmanuel College and the Faculty of History in the University of Cambridge. His research interests lie in the history of political thought, and focus primarily on European debates about economic competition and international relations in the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. His first book, The Closed Commercial State: Perpetual Peace and Commercial Society from Rousseau to Fichte (2011), examined the postrevolutionary legacy of eighteenth-century hopes of taming intensifying interstate competition and bringing about the moral transformation of modern economic relations. He has also collaborated on a new edition of Johann Gottlieb Fichte’s Addresses to the German Nation (2013), long considered a key text in the history of nationalism. His current projects include a study of eighteenth-century cosmopolitanism and a political history of the history of political thought since 1848.