Stephen Darwall

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Stephen Darwall is a contemporary moral philosopher, best known for his work developing Kantian and deontological themes. He is Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He previously taught for two decades at the University of Michigan's philosophy department, where he is now John Dewey Distinguished University Professor Emeritus.[1] He began his teacher career at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has been a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2001. He and David Velleman are founding co-editors of Philosophers' Imprint.

He has written widely on the foundations and history of ethics, and his monographs include:

  • Impartial Reason (1983)
  • The British Moralists and the Internal 'Ought': 1640–1740 (1995)
  • Welfare and Rational Care (2002)
  • The Second-Person Standpoint: Morality, Respect, and Accountability (2006)

He also has written an ethics textbook:

  • Philosophical Ethics (1997)