Kenny Walden

|Associate Professor
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Associate Professor of Philosophy

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I work on ethics, aesthetics, and agency. At the moment I am interested in various combinations of those issues, for instance the ways that our aesthetic powers contribute to human agency, the role of creativity in moral thought, the normative ground of duties of respect, and the ways that social and historical conditions shape the normative landscape.


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  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • A.B. Harvard College

Selected Publications

  • "The poets of our lives",  Journal of Philosophy 121(5), 2024.

  • "Legislating taste", Philosophical Quarterly 73(4), 2023.

  • "Agency and aesthetic identity", Philosophical Studies 180(12), 2023.

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

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