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Alexander Sager

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Office: NH 393H
Phone: 503-725-9893







Alex Sager’s research interests are mostly in social and political philosophy. His main research program is in applied political philosophy on topics surrounding migration. He also works on Hume’s political philosophy, democracy (particularly as pertains to the Hanford cleanup), and the philosophy of work and leisure.



Alex is a General Editor of the Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought. He is the co-editor (with David Rondel) of Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will: Kai Nielsen’s Selected Political Philosophy (University of Calgary Press, 2012)


Other selected recent publications include:


  • “Immigration, Class, and Global Justice: Some Moral Considerations/Implications.” In: Micheline Labelle, Jocelyne Couture  and Frank Remiggi, eds. La communauté politique en question. Regards croisés sur l’immigration, la citoyenneté, la diversité et le pouvoir. Québec, QC: Presses de l’université de Québec, 2012.
  • “Philosophy of Leisure,” The Routledge International Handbook of Leisure Studies, Tony Blackshaw, ed., Routledge, 2013.