Isaac Nakhimovsky

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Assistant Professor
HGS 2688

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 the University of Cambridge. His first book, The Closed Commercial State: Perpetual Peace and Commercial Society from Rousseau to Fichte (2011), showed how, in the context of the French Revolution, the German philosopher J.G. Fichte came to construct what remains the most systematic Western treatment of the political theory of economic independence. He has also collaborated on an edition of Fichte’s Addresses to the German Nation (2013), and two volumes of essays on eighteenth-century political thought and its post-revolutionary legacies: Commerce and Peace in the Enlightenment (2017), and Markets, Morals, Politics: Jealousy of Trade and the History of Political Thought (2018). His next book will be called A World Reformed: Liberalism, the Holy Alliance, and the Problems of Global Order.