Paul Kahn
Professor of Law and the Humanities, Yale Law School

Paul W. Kahn is Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities, and co-director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. His latest book is Origins of Order: Project and System in the American Legal Imagination (2019). He lives in Killingworth, Connecticut.

Written by Paul Kahn

New York in 1946 from the New Jersey shore, taken with a 40-inch Dallmeyer telephoto lens. Photo by Andreas Feinin/Time Life/Getty

Essay/
Political philosophy
Project and system

There are two ways of seeing order in the world: as a spontaneous system or as an intentional project. Which way lies freedom?

Paul Kahn