Sean Sayers is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Kent, Associate Professor of Political Theory, Canterbury Christ Church University, and Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Peking University, Beijing. He has held visiting appointments in Colorado, Massachusetts, Sydney, Istanbul, Shanghai, Wuhan, and Beijing.
He studied at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford and holds a PhD from the University of Kent. He has written extensively on topics in social philosophy, ethics, theory of knowledge, metaphysics from a Hegelian‑Marxist perspective.
His books include Marx and Alienation: Essays on Hegelian Themes (2011), Plato’s Republic: An Introduction (Edinburgh University Press, 1999), Marxism and Human Nature (Routledge, 1998), Reality and Reason: Dialectic and the Theory of Knowledge (Blackwell, 1985), and Hegel, Marx and Dialectic: A Debate (with Richard Norman 1980). He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and books. His work has been translated into Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Turkish.
He has co‑edited Marxism, Religion and Ideology: Themes from David McLellan (Routledge, 1991), Socialism , Feminism and Philosophy: A Radical Philosophy Reader (Routledge, 1991), Socialism and Democracy (Macmillan, 1991) and Socialism and Morality (Macmillan, 1990). He was one of the founders of the journal Radical Philosophy (1972). He is founder and editor of the online Marx and Philosophy Review of Books (2010).