Christine M. Korsgaard
Recent Essays and Work in Progress


How to be an Aristotelian Kantian Constitutivist
Work in Progress; forthcoming in a volume on Constitutivism to be edited by Matthias Haas.
The Claims of Animals and the Needs of Strangers: Two Cases of Imperfect Right
Work in Progress; eventually forthcoming in The Journal of Practical Ethics
Kantian Ethics, Animals, and the Law
The Hart Lecture for 2012
The Oxford Journal of Legal Studies Winter 2013 33 (4) 1-20.
On Having a Good
Philosophy, the Journal of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, Volume 89, Issue 03, pp. 405-429, July 2014; and in Philosophers of Our Times, edited by Ted Honderich, Oxford 2015.
A Kantian Case for Animal Rights
Animal Law: Tier und Recht, edited by Julia Hänni, Margot Michel, Daniela Kühne. Dike Verlag, Zurich, 2012.
The Relational Nature of the Good
Oxford Studies on Metaethics, Volume 8, edited by Russ Shafer-Landau. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
The Origin of the Good and Our Animal Nature
forthcoming in Problems of Goodness: New Essays on Metaethics, edited by Bastian Reichardt.
The Normative Constitution of Agency
Rational and Social Agency: Essays on the Philosophy of Michael Bratman, edited by Manuel Vargas and Gideon Yaffe. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014, and in German translation in a volume of essays on normativity edited by Rainer Forst, from Suhrkamp.
Valuing Our Humanity
Forthcoming in a volume on Respect for Persons, edited by Oliver Sensen and Richard Dean.
Published in Spanish translation by Dulce María Grande in Signos Filosoficos, No. 26, July-December 2011.
Interacting with Animals: A Kantian Account
In The Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics, edited by Tom Beauchamp and R. G. Frey. Oxford, 2011.
Reflections on the Evolution of Morality
The Amherst Lecture in Philosophy 5 (2010): 1–29.
The Activity of Reason
Presidential Address of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, 2008. The Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, Volume 83, No.2, November 2009; and in Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T. M. Scanlon, edited by R. J. Wallace, Rahul Kumar, and Samuel Freeman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Natural Motives and the Motive of Duty; Hume and Kant on Our Duties to Others
Contemporary Readings In Law and Social Justice 1(2), 2009.
Just Like All the Other Animals of the Earth
(Moral and Religious Attitudes towards Animals and Our Animal Nature in the Philosophies of Hume and Kant)
Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Volume 36, No. 3 (Autumn 2008).
Fellow Creatures: Kantian Ethics and Our Duties to Animals
in The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, ed. by Grethe B. Peterson. Salt Lake City: Utah University Press, Volume 25, 2005, and at The Tanner Lectures web site via the link above.

Other Work in Progress
Moral Animals: A Three-Lecture Set (click for Abstract)
1. The Origin of the Good and Our Animal Nature
2. That Short But Imperious Word 'Ought': Human Nature and the Right
3. Human Beings and the Other Animals
The Natural History of the Good: A Four-Lecture Set (click for Podcast)
1. Good and Good-For
2. Good and Good-For, Continued
3. What Kinds of Entities Can Have a Good?
4. The Right and the Good

The Unity of the Right and the Good in John Rawls's Thought
Presented at the Eastern Division Meetings of the American Philosophical Association
in December 2012.

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