Stephen Darwall

Stephen Darwall

Fellow: Awarded 2023
Field of Study: Philosophy

Competition: US & Canada

Stephen Darwall is a widely published author of books and scholarly articles on the foundations and history of ethics, and on moral psychology. His best known work is The Second-Person Standpoint: Morality, Respect, and Accountability (2006) and two collections of essays that follow on from that: Morality, Authority, and Law: Essays in Second-Personal Ethics I (2013) and Honor, History, and Relationship: Essays in Second-Personal Ethics II (2013).

His other books in moral philosophy include Impartial Reason (1983), Philosophical Ethics (1998), and Welfare and Rational Care (2002). His work on the history of ethics includes The British Moralists and the Internal Ought: 1640-1740 (1995), Modern Moral Philosophy: From Grotius to Kant (2023), and a projected companion volume, Modern Moral Philosophy After Kant, which will take the subject through the twentieth century. Darwall is the Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, where he has taught since 2008, and the John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Michigan, where he taught for twenty-four years before that. Darwall is, with David Velleman, a founding co-editor of The Philosophers’ Imprint and has been since 2001 a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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