Andrew Downey Orrick Professor  
            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 Reason
The 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.

        Contact:,  Department of Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520      

        Curriculum Vitae     

        (Former) Students

        Essays Available Online 


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