Barbara Herman

barbara Griffin Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law: Ph.D. Harvard, 1976

Fields of interest: Moral Philosophy, Kant's Ethics, History of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy.

Some publications:

Moral Literacy (Harvard University Press, 2007).

The Practice of Moral Judgment (Harvard University Press, 1993).

Some Articles

"Being Helped and Being Grateful: Imperfect Duties, the Ethics of Possession, and the Unity of Morality," Journal of Philosophy, June 2012. 

"A Mismatch of Methods," in Derek Parfit's On What Matters, Volume II, ed. Samuel Scheffler, Oxford University Press, 2011.

"The Difference that Ends Make," in Perfecting Virtue: Kantian Ethics and Virtue Ethics, ed. Julian Wuerth, Cambridge University Press, 2010.

"Morality and Moral Theory," John Dewey Lecture, Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, Vol. 83, No. 2, November 2009.

"A Habitat for Humanity," in Kant's Idea for A Universal History, eds. A. O Rorty and J. Schmidt, Cambridge University Press, 2009

"Contingency at Ground Level," in Moral Universalism and Pluralism, eds. Henry Richardson and Melissa Williams, NOMOS XLIX, NYU Press, 2008

"Morality Unbounded," Philosophy and Public Affairs, Fall 2008.

"Reasoning to Obligation," Inquiry 49 no. 1 February 2006

"The Scope of Moral Requirement," Philosophy and Public Affairs, Summer 2001.

"Bootstrapping," in Contours of Agency: Essays for Harry Frankfurt, eds. S. Buss & L. Overold (MIT Press, 2002).

"Rethinking Kant?s Hedonism," in Facts and Values: Essays for Judith Thomson, eds. R. Stalnaker, R. Wedgwood, & A. Byrne (MIT Press, 2001).

"Morality and Everyday Life," in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Association, Nov. 2000.

"Moral Literacy," in The Tanner Lectures on Human Value, volume 19 (University of Utah Press, 1998).

"Training to Autonomy: Kant and the Question of Moral Education," in Philosophers on Education, ed.A. O. Rorty (Routledge, 1998).

"A Cosmopolitan Kingdom of Ends," in Reclaiming the History of Ethics, eds. A. Reath, C. Korsgaard, & B. Herman (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

"Making Room for Character," in Aristotle, Kant, and the Stoics, eds. S. Engstrom & J. Whiting, (Cambridge University Press, 1996).

"Pluralism and the Community of Moral Judgment," in Toleration: An Elusive Virtue, ed. David Heyd (Princeton University Press, 1996).

"Could It Be Worth Thinking About Kant on Sex and Marriage?" in A Mind of One's Own, eds. Louise Antony and Charlotte Witt, Westview Press, 1993.