Kyla Ebels-Duggan

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20082019

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Professor Ebels-Duggan’s work on contemporary issues in moral and political philosophy, and on the history of these fields, within a broadly Kantian tradition.  She is interested in how to understand our entitlement to, and responsibility for, acting on our own normative judgments on the one hand, and our dependence on, and reasons for deferring to, others’ judgments on the other.  In early work sheaddressed these questions as they arise in political contexts and in interpersonal relationships of love.

She is currently working on several articles and a book manuscript concerned with how to understand the reasons that we have for valuing people and things. She argues that we cannot reason to, but nevertheless do have reasons for our valuing attitudes.  Among these valuing attitudes she includes interpersonal love and also commitment to the authority of morality or moral respect for persons.  She explicates the nature of the reasons that we can have for these sorts of attitudes, and explores the implications for moral education and childrearing, interpersonal relationships, and politics in a pluralistic society.

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, PhD, Harvard University

… → 2007

Philosophy, BA, University of Michigan

… → 1998

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