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Andrew Downey Orrick Professor   The second-person standpoint
Philosophy, Yale University

John Dewey Disinguished University
Professor Emeritus
Philosophy, University of Michigan



I teach in the Department of Philosophy at Yale University.  I taught for twenty-four years at the University of Michigan and, before that, for twelve at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  My books include Impartial ReasonThe British Moralists and the Internal ‘Ought’, Philosophical Ethics, and Welfare and Rational Care.  My most recent books are The Second-Person Standpoint: Morality, Respect, and Accountability, Morality, Authority, and Law: Essays in Second-Personal Ethics I, and Honor, History, and Relationship: Essays in Second-Personal Ethics II. I have also edited various anthologies in metaethics and normative ethics:  Moral Discourse and Practice, Contractarianism/Contractualism, Consequentialism, Deontology, and Virtue Ethics.


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Please visit: Philosophers’ Imprint, which I founded with David Velleman.

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