Jorah Dannenberg, Stanford University

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Assistant Professor Stanford, California jorahd@stanford.edu

Bio/Research

I teach courses and write papers in Moral Philosophy. I also have interests in Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Action, Metaphysics, and Epistemology, especially (though not exclusively) where these areas overlap with Moral Philosophy. I also have an abiding interest ...

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Bio/Research

I teach courses and write papers in Moral Philosophy. I also have interests in Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Action, Metaphysics, and Epistemology, especially (though not exclusively) where these areas overlap with Moral Philosophy. I also have an abiding interest in the history of ethics (especially Hume, Nietzsche, and Kant), which informs both my teaching and my writing.

At bottom, I am most interested in the basic questions that classically define the subject of moral philosophy: What is the best kind of life, and where does morality fit into it? What is moral motivation and how does it differ from other ways of being motivated? How much is morality universal, how much a product of custom, history, and other forms of contingency? How are we to balance moral values and other kinds of values when they conflict? How seriously should we take moral skepticism?


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