Kenneth Walden

Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Philosophy

I work on ethics. At the moment I am interested in the ways that our aesthetic powers contribute to human agency, the normative ground of duties of respect, and the ways that social and historical conditions shape the normative landscape.

(603) 646-1692
309 Thornton Hall
HB 6035
Cognitive Science
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A.B. Harvard College

Selected Publications

"Reason and respect", Oxford Studies in Metaethics, vol. 15, 2020.

"Incomparable numbers", Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, vol. 10, 2020.

"Reason unbound", European Journal of Philosophy 27(3), 2019.

"The sublime Clara Mather", in Portraits and Philosophy, 2019.

"Nature, agency, and the nature of agency", Philosophical Inquiries 6(2), 2018.

"Practical reason not as such", Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 13(2), 2018.

"Morality, agency, and other people", Ergo, 5(3), 2018.

"Mores and morals: Metaethics and the social" in the Routledge Handbook of Metaethics, 2017.

"The relativity of ethical explanation", Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, vol. 6, 2016.

"Art and moral revolution", Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 73(3), 2015.

"The Euthyphro Dilemma", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 90(3), 2015.

"The aid that leaves something to chance", Ethics 124(2), 2014.

"In defense of reflective equilibrium", Philosophical Studies 166(2), 2013.

"Laws of Nature, Laws of Freedom, and the Social Construction of Normativity", Oxford Studies in Metaethics, vol. 7, 2012.

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Works in progress

"Normativity and agency" for the Routledge Handbook of Agency