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Christine Marion Korsgaard FBA (/ˈkɔːrzɡɑːrd/; born April 9, 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, and "the greatest contemporary proponent" of "a distinguished philosophical tradition that conceives of humanity as a task."[2]


1 Biography 2 Selected publications

2.1 Books 2.2 Articles

3 See also 4 Notes 5 External links

Biography[edit] 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.[3] She is a 1970 alumna of Homewood-Flossmoor High School
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,[4] 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[5] and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 2015.[6] Selected publications[edit] Books[edit]

(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.


(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[edit]

American philosophy List of American philosophers


^ https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/24047-the-constitution-of-agency-essays-on-practical-reason-and-moral-psychology/ ^ Melissa McBay Merritt, "Motherhood in Ferrante's The Lost Daughter: A Case Study of Irony as Extraordinary Reflection," Philosophy and Literature, vol. 41, no. 1 (April 2017), 184, 186. (The expression alluding to Kantianism—"a distinguished philosophical tradition that conceives of humanity as a task"—is, originally, from Jonathan Lear, A Case for Irony [Cambridge: Harvard University
Harvard University
Press, 2011], p. 3, and in Merritt's article Korsgaard is enrolled in this tradition.) ^ http://commencement.illinois.edu/ceremonies/honors_awards.html ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2014-12-19.  ^ http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/2001/05.24/07-academy.html ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-21. Retrieved 2015-07-19. 

External links[edit]

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

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