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Christine Korsgaard

Christine Marion Korsgaard
Born 1952
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
Institutions Harvard University
Main interests
Moral philosophy · Kantianism

Christine Marion Korsgaard (born 1952) is an American philosopher and academic whose main scholarly interests are in moral philosophy and its history; the relation of issues in moral philosophy to issues in metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the theory of personal identity; the theory of personal relationships; and in normativity in general. She has taught at Yale, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the University of Chicago; since 1991 she has been a professor at Harvard University, where she is now Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy. She has been described as "one of today's leading moral philosophers"[1] because of her work in defense of Kantian views in moral theory.

Korsgaard first attended Eastern Illinois University for two years and transferred to receive a B.A. from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D from Harvard, where she was a student of John Rawls. She received an LHD Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Illinois in 2004.[2] She is a 1970 alumna of Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Ill.

In 1996 Korsgaard published a book entitled The Sources of Normativity, which was the revised version of her Tanner Lectures on Human Values, and also a collection of her past papers on Kant's moral philosophy and Kantian approaches to contemporary moral philosophy: Creating the Kingdom of Ends. In 2002, she was the first woman to give the John Locke Lectures at the University of Oxford,[3] which turned into her most recent book, Self-Constitution: Agency, Identity, and Integrity.

She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2001[4] and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 2015.[5]

Contents

  • Selected publications 1
  • See also 2
  • Notes 3
  • External links 4

Selected publications

Books

  • (2009) Self-Constitution: Agency, Identity, and Integrity, Oxford University Press.
  • (2008) The Constitution of Agency, Oxford University Press.
  • (1996a) The Sources of Normativity, New York: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-55059-9.
  • (1996b) Creating the Kingdom of Ends, New York: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-49644-6.

Articles

  • (1986) "Skepticism about Practical Reason," The Journal of Philosophy 83 (1): 5-25. (Reprinted in as ch.11 in Korsgaard (1996b), pp. 311–334.)
  • (1997) "The Normativity of Instrumental Reason", ch. 8 in Garrett Cullity & Berys Gaut (eds.) Ethics and Practical Reason, Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 215–54. (Reprinted with Afterword in Korsgaard (2008), pp. 27–69.)

See also

Notes

  1. ^ https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/24047-the-constitution-of-agency-essays-on-practical-reason-and-moral-psychology/
  2. ^ http://commencement.illinois.edu/ceremonies/honors_awards.html
  3. ^ http://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/lectures/john_locke_lectures/past_lectures
  4. ^ http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/2001/05.24/07-academy.html
  5. ^ http://www.britac.ac.uk/fellowship/elections/index.cfm?year=2015

External links

  • Korsgaard's Web Page - at Harvard University.
  • Interview with 3AM Magazine
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