Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 111
DegreesUniversity of Pennsylvania, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania, M.A.
Santa Clara University, B.A.
ExpertiseResearch Interests: Immanuel Kant, moral philosophy, history of philosophy
ProfileKate Moran received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Her research focuses primarily on Immanuel Kant's practical philosophy. Her current research includes an examination of dependence among agents in Kant's moral philosophy -- including questions surrounding gratitude, charity, and indebtedness. Prof. Moran teaches courses on Immanuel Kant's theoretical and practical philosophy, as well as courses in ethics, moral psychology, political philosophy, and the history of philosophy. She is a recipient of a Davis Foundation Teaching and Learning Fellowship. Prof. Moran has received research awards from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and Brandeis University. Webpage
|PHIL||17a||Introduction to Ethics|
|PHIL||107b||Kant's Moral Theory|
|PHIL||109b||Ethics and Emotions|
|PHIL||122a||History of Ethics|
|PHIL||124a||Philosophy of Revolution|
|PHIL||214a||Topics in Normative Philosophy|
Awards and Honors
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (2014)
Davis Foundation Teaching and Learning Fellow (2013)
Theodore and Jane Norman Award for Faculty Scholarship (2013)
Theodore and Jane Norman Award for Faculty Scholarship (2010)
History of Ideas Course Development Grant (2009)
Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship (2007)
Moran, Kate A.. "Much Obliged: Kantian Gratitude Reconsidered." Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie (2015). (forthcoming)
Moran, Kate A.. "Delusions of Virtue: Kant on Self-Conceit." Kantian Review 19. 3 (2014): 445–473.
Moran, Kate A.. "Kant on Practical Justification." Rev. of Kant on Practical Justification, by Mark Timmons and Sorin Baiasu. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie vol. 96 2014: 492–498.
Moran, Kate A.. For Community's Sake: A (Self-Respecting) Kantian Account of Forgiveness. Proc. of XI International Kant Congress. DeGruyter, 2013.
Moran, Kate A.. Community and Progress in Kant's Moral Philosophy. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2012.
Moran, Kate A.. "The Ethical Community as Ground of Moral Action: An Interpretation of the Highest Good." Rethinking Kant. vol. 3 Ed. Oliver Thorndike. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 78-99.
Moran, Kate A.. "Can Kant Have an Account of Moral Education?." Journal of Philosophy of Education 43. 4 (2009).