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Henry E. Allison, University of California, Davis

Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

"Kant's Metaethical Grounding of his Metaphysics of Morals and the Derivation of the Categorical Imperative"

This Event is by Invitation Only



Gibson Hall
Room 126

About the Speaker

Henry E. Allison is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis, and a foremost interpreter of the work of Immanuel Kant. Among Professor Allison’s many publications are Custom and Reason in Hume: A Kantian Reading of the First Book of the Treatise (forthcoming from Oxford University Press), Kant’s Theory of Taste: A Reading of the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment (Cambridge University Press, 2001), Idealism and Freedom: Essays on Kant’s Theoretical and Practical Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 1996), Kant’s Transcendental Idealism: An Interpretation and Defense (Yale University Press, 1983: Revised and Enlarged Edition, 2004), Benedict de Spinoza: An Introduction (Yale University Press, 1987), and Lessing and the Enlightenment: His Philosophy of Religion and its Relation to Eighteenth-century Thought (University of Michigan Press, 1966).

In 2005 Professor Allison was awarded the Internationaler Kant-Preis.

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