Prof. Stephen Darwall, Ph.D.

Previous Visiting Fellow

Yale University


Stephen Darwall is Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He taught for twenty-four years at the University of Michigan, where he is John Dewey Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, and for twelve at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Stephen Darwall focused his research on the foundations of ethics, moral psychology, moral theory and the history of these subjects. His books include Impartial Reason (Cornell University Press, 1983), The British Moralists and the Internal ‘Ought’ (Cornell University Press, 1995), Welfare and Rational Care (Princeton University Press, 2002). His most recent books are The Second-Person Standpoint: Morality, Respect, and Accountability (Harvard University Press, 2006), Morality, Authority, and Law: Essays in Second-Personal Ethics I (Oxford University Press, 2013), and Honor, History, and Relationship: Essays in Second-Personal Ethics II (Oxford University Press, 2013). He has also written an ethics textbook, Philosophical Ethics (Dimensions of Philosophy, 1997), as well as edited various anthologies in metaethics and normative ethics. He is an associate editor of Ethics and founding co-editor of The Philosophers’ Imprint.

Stephen Darwall is a Visiting Fellow in March 2019 upon invitation from Dr. Christine Bratu (CAS Junior Researcher in Residence 2018/19). On 19 March, they both will conduct a workshop on "Current Debates in Moral Philosophy".

In 2020/21 he is member of the CAS Research Group "Relationships in Transition: Normative Challenges" of Prof. Dr. Monika Betzler.