Howard Caygill
Born1958 (age 65–66)
SchoolContinental philosophy Critical Theory
InstitutionsKingston University

University of East Anglia

Goldsmiths, University of London
Main interests
Political philosophy

20th-century philosophy


Howard Caygill (born 1958) is a British philosopher.

He has held the position of Professor of Modern European Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University since 2011.[1] Previously he had taught at University of East Anglia and Goldsmiths College, University of London.[2]

He is known for his work on Walter Benjamin, Immanuel Kant, Emmanuel Levinas, and Franz Kafka; and concepts such as resistance have influenced fields including political philosophy, aesthetics, literary theory and continental philosophy.

Jay Bernstein has described Caygill as "one of the two or three leading practitioners and exponents of European philosophy in the UK".[3]

Caygill is the Literary Executor of the estate of Gillian Rose.[4]