Christine M. Korsgaard
Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy
Harvard University

Welcome to my web page. I hope this page will be of use to my students, prospective Harvard students, and anyone trying to figure out how to reach me or locate one of my publications. Below you will find information about:

  • Me
  • How to reach me
  • The courses I teach
  • My Books
  • Recent Essays and Work in Progress
  • Complete Writings
  • Korsgaard Lectures you can hear on the web
  • Students I have worked with
  • My C.V.
  • Harvard's Open Access Website, DASH, where you can find final drafts of many of my papers and links to versions available on the web.
  • Places you might want to go next

  • Christine M. Korsgaard

    I am a Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University, where I have taught since 1991. From July 1996 through June 2002, I was Chair of the Department of Philosophy. (The current chair is Ned Hall). From 2004-2012, I was Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy. (The current DGS is Mark Richard.) Before coming here, I held positions at Yale, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the University of Chicago, as well as visiting positions at Berkeley and UCLA. I served as President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association in 2008-2009, and held a Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award from 2006-2009. I work on moral philosophy and its history, practical reason, the nature of agency, personal identity, normativity, and the ethical relations between human beings and the other animals.

    Photo by Pat Westwater-Jong. High-resolution version available on request.

    How to reach me:

    At the department:

    Department of Philosophy
    209A Emerson Hall
    Harvard University
    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    Department Phone: 617-495-2191
    Department Fax: 617-495-2192
    Department e-mail:

    At my own office:

    205 Emerson Hall

    At home:

    Phone: 617-868-6101
    Via e-mail: (That's

    Office Hours:

    To be announced, 205 Emerson Hall

    Places you might want to go next

  • The Harvard Department of Philosophy Home Page
  • The American PhilosophicalAssociation Home Page

    This document was last updated in September 2019.